Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cherry Pickin

Last year we missed it...
One day they were there...
Filling the tree...
Over flowing....
And the next
GONE.... Just Gone!

But this year, we kept watch.
We did not want to miss it a second time around.
We had been told that one tree grew sweet white cherries....

and to our pleasant surprise... 
the other tree grew sour red ones!

With some patience ...
 some internet investigation...
they were deemed ripe!

Pick one..
Eat two...
Pick one...
Eat Three.

And in the end enough were picked to fill several small buckets
which were shared with our party guests,
family, co-workers, and next door neighbor.

And our wonderful neighbor,
 returned some of them
in the form of this delicious cobbler!

And from our own backyard!
 How cool is that!

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Fresh Outlook

Last week we started with  this:

An empty slate, ready for some new landscape!
And on Thursday, Wayne and I celebrated our
20th Anniversary by doing this:

What a difference a few plants and some fresh mulch make!


Notice that the metal valleys have gone away with
the new roof!

The front of the house needed a little something.
Over the weekend, Wayne built the window box!

And it was the perfect addition under the upstairs front window!

I am linking up to

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flower Power


I celebrate 20 years

of marriage

with my very

best friend!

I love you Wayne!

Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lowfat Caramel Apple

I have a sweet tooth!
So, when I attempt to eat healthy,
I try to be creative!

I love apples!

I core and cube a small apple.

Next comes my secret ingredient....

Ghirardelli Caramel Sauce!

Just a little drizzle on top....

Makes the perfect "sweet" snack!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Going, Going, Gone

This is what our house looked after we bought it this time last year!

This is what it looked like a few weeks ago!

This photo was taken this evening.
Notice anything missing?

We have spent the past two weeks
 tearing out the overgrown landscape.
 I know, poor naked house....
Wayne and Zac thinks it looks better!

Wayne has gotten a great workout digging
up 40+ year old root balls.
We he still has these on this side of the house to remove.

Even Zac has gotten in on the "fun" and asked
if he could take on this bed to landscape!

To be honest none of us are all that skilled at landscaping,
so we spent Saturday at our local nursery
getting all kinds of great ideas!
The new roof is going on this week.
Wayne will be taking off the end of next week
so we can install the new plants.
Up dates to come!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Whole Lot of Banging Going On

Bang, Bang, Bang

I never thought I would live to see another dumpster
in the driveway.  The seven we filled during the reno
was more than enough for me!  
Thankfully, I'm not the one filling it this time!
I'm leaving this job to the experts!

Now you see it.....

Now you don't!

Gone are the days they have to hand haul the shingles up ladders!

This boon truck took care of the job in no time flat!

By the end of the week, our new roof will be installed!
And more importantly, no more leaks!

To be continued.....

Saturday, May 12, 2012