Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oh, my aching EVERYTHING!

BEHOLD:  The finished fence! 
(So my aching body has nothing at all to do with this one-- this was all Adam's doing, and he certainly did it beautifully!)
BEHOLD:  New layer of stones added to the flower beds, dug out by me from the backyard, hauled by Adam in our rickety wheelbarrow and stacked by yours truly!

BEHOLD:  A  cute pair of gates to keep John Harper contained! 
(and my cute new lantern lights from Tar-jay.)
BEHOLD: Herbs!

BEHOLD:  the sunset garden in bloom!
BEHOLD:  The Rustic Patio! 
(I've got some serious leveling to do here.  Don't worry, I'm going to go back with sand underneath.  Kinda like I had to go back and prime and paint (three stinkin' more coats) on the bookshelf because I can't stand a job half-finished.)
BEHOLD:  the playhouse emptied and ready for Phase II!
(anybody want a Jenny Lind bed, double size?  I have to sell this off and get a twin for out here, since both of my ideas for a double won't work.)
BEHOLD: what was in the playhouse as recently as 4 pm on Sunday!
BEHOLD:  Tired, tired, tired mama. 
No photo available.  I tell you, though, accomplishing this much in two weekends is really good for the psyche.  I am looking forward to enjoying the fruits of our labor in the coming weeks-- if I can stop working on the house long enough to relax and enjoy it!


Joy said...

That looks awesome, Melissa! You guys did a fantastic job! I love it. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you truly have a beautiful garden. I'm quite envious.

Ginny said...

It all looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing it in person.

Gremlina said...

this is inspirational, once again. we have a big--potential--job ahead of us & this makes me feel it might be possible. beautifully done!

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

What a GREAT backyard and a CUTE house you have!