Monday, June 15, 2009 does your garden grow?

WOW is what she would say!! We have planted a rather large garden this year and Maggie wanted cucumbers as she loves them and it is AMAZING how well they are doing. We picked our first two cukes today and she is so excited. The entire garden is thriving at the moment.
It doesn't hurt that we have had a lot of rain this summer.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


The patio is finally done and I am almost to the point where I can say I really LOVE it...we are close but not yet. I will really LOVE it once the sod is in and all the mud is gone. We decided to go with stamped concrete which was dyed and then two additional colors were added to give it more of a natural stone look. It is amazing what can be done with concrete. Tim really wanted an outdoor fireplace so we found a supplier in Arizona and had it shipped to us {gotta love FREE shipping}. We have since been told of a place in Indiana that has them but oh well ~ we have a story about it now.

Marigold dyed cement smoothed and poured into the form
Stamping the concrete with the terracotta release
OMG it is pink...I am not liking this!
Tim's fireplace ~ ok mine too!!
As it looks now..cushions are not on the chairs but we have them. Sod is coming soon to put all around the outside to cover the mud.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Another school year is now in the books and what a great one it has been. All three of the kids have really settled back into life here in the US. {I cannot believe it has been almost a year since our return.} We are looking forward to a fun yet busy summer.