Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yard Fun and Our Fun...

The rest of our summer has entailed a lot of swiping the AMEX card at Home Depot and Lowes. When I bought our townhouse last summer the back yard was all dirt and Oliver loves working in the yard. It looks phenomenal! We now eat out on our patio and the house orientation is great because our yard is shaded from noon on. Not great for tanning - but great for spending time in nature even when it is 100+ degrees.

We have a paver patio, a free church table and chairs, and our Christmas BBQ from Oliver's parents.


Then we laid sod and barkdust...


And added some potted tomatoe plants, cucumbers, flowers and an old milk jug from my great-grandparents bakery.


This is the first time that we mowed and trimmed the lawn! We got a little push mower because we don't have a lot of grass and a trimmer. (Can you tell that I just pushed the push mower once for the experience, but Oliver is really the one dressed to work?)


It has worked out perfectly because I don't mind the cooking and grocery shopping and menu planning and he loves the yard. What can we say - we think we're a perfect match!

Speaking of the perfect match - we went to one - but it wasn't quite perfect...


My old roommate - Amber - got tickets to the REAL Salt Lake soccer game. It looks like it was great weather but as you can see in the picture below it was freezing and we sat in the shade the entire time. So we both had on jackets and shared a blanket and the girls next to us had on gloves. It was pretty fun, but there was no winner because the game was tied 0-0, and so much for June heat.

5 comments:

Heidi said...

You guys are so cute. You remind me a lot of Dave and me six years ago. I love your hard! It looks like a fun place to hang out.

the anderson family of four said...

Your container gardening looks great! We did the same thing too :) We need to go out sometime this summer!

Tyson Gerber said...

Way to go Oliver. Good at numbers AND at landscaping :) Happy 4th of July.

Martha

T-MO said...

Why the hell did you buy a lawnmower? Also did you put it together correctly?

Taylor the Great

Doodle said...

I love the lawn mowing scene! And, Heidi, Phil thinks that the new hair cut makes you look like a European super model. Ow! Ow!

Love you both!!!