Sunday, May 16, 2010

April Showers, Bring May Flowers

Our new place has an amazing patio/Terrace you walk through before you get into our apt. Well it has been plain jane boring since we've moved in. Well B and i thought it's about time we plant some flowers and just "spruce" it up a bit! We finally bought a new patio set, and it definitely made it look "somewhat" better out there.... but it just didn't "POP" like i wanted it. So, B and i went to the nursery to buy flowers and plants. The only problem... our patio does not get ANY direct sunlight. We face North and the sun just goes over us.... so that presented a tad bit of a problem when it came to our selection of plants and flowers. It was so frustrating because all the pretty flowering plants need SUN... Ha go figure! Well after much contemplation, we settled on geraniums, impatiens, caladiums, and ferns.
We bought all the pots, dirt, watering cans, plant food, the whole shabam... well silly me, forgot that our railings are a little odd and the hanging planters would not fit. darn! Thankfully, Brian is mr handy man and figured out how to make it work! (After an entire container of zip ties later...)
The plants are planted, the flowers are watered, we have our patio set in place... BUT it just didn't seem complete to me! Well I love to shop and I found the little something "extra" our patio needed... I wasnt too sure how B would react with my little "completion" items, but I bought them anyways! So here is our Patio now... I am in LOVE with it now!! Impatiens

Fern Caladiums

^--My little "Stacy-Touch!" hehe...
and B actually loved the animal print too!
yay! I think it totally just made our patio!! love it!

New toys and a whole month has passed!

So, it's Mid-may and I haven't written in over a month! I know crazy, right?! Well, B and I have just been busy busy busy. Work is going great. Brian just got a new truck. Crazy to think he actually parted with his beloved yellow jeep wrangler, but he DID! The jeep just wasnt practical, nor was it comfortable to ride in. He got a 2010 Black F150 Raptor. I even love it! I still haven't mastered driving it yet, but it will come one day! lol. Brian also recently purchased his first gun. ahh. Let's just say, I am still not fond of having a weapon in our house, but I trust all the training B has and I just hope the gun stays in it's little plasic box unless it's at the range. hehe.

The boys are doing great! Sad that we are constantly working, but they have adjusted well! We took them to play in the blue bonnetts and they had a ball! Here is a pic of them!

Hope everyone has had an amazing month! I promise to try and keep our blog more updated!! :)