Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday to Us!

Well, Russ and I are still alive...

Even though we have embarked upon an age that starts with a 3.

Ha! I'm just being silly. I've decided the 30's are going to be the best decade of my life!

Until I hit the 40's.

On second thought, let's not think about that!

We are having a big housewarming/30th birthday bash this Saturday so Russ and I decided not to do very much in the way of gifts.

I found this great helicopter for Russ. He has been wanting one of these forever and Amazon had an amazing sale that I just couldn't pass up. He was thrilled!

Russ and I were shopping together about a week ago and I picked out a few things for my birthday. I love hats during the fall and winter and I've been wanting to try the skinny belt trend. We'll see if I can pull it off.

Since we are having our big party on Saturday, I have been trying to get the house ready for it. As soon as I woke up this morning I wrote out a to-do list and after breakfast we got started.

do my daily Bible reading
send my nephew a birthday card
send a donation to the Alzheimer's association
go to the store
start freezing punch ice
clean living room
clean kitchen
hang house numbers
mulch flower beds
plant hanging planters
finish back flower bed
put away pool
put away castle
sweep garage
take clips down from back porch roof

I didn't know if we could get everything marked off today, but we did it!

Our house looks so good now! It is really surprising what new much, house numbers and a beautiful potted plant on the porch will do for curb appeal! I did go ahead and smudge out the new house numbers. :)

I also planted these sweet potato vines in our hanging baskets that have been empty since we moved it. I love the color of them!

This little flower bed was in desperate need of some TLC. The previous home owners left a bunch of the gray brick that they didn't use in the front flower bed so Russ dug out around this flower bed and we gave it a border. Then we put new mulch down. The poor hydrangeas have a little bit of green at the bottom of the plants so I am hoping they are going to survive. This summer was pretty bad for our plants. Also, the stones don't look even in the picture, but I don't think they are like that in person.

I am so happy with how everything has turned out! I think it looks fabulous and I'm glad we finished what we did before the party.

We are planning on planting a couple of trees later in the fall and eventually, in 1, 2, maybe 5 years, we would like to repaint the outside of the house. Little by little, we are marking things off of the list!

Laters, Peeps!

4 comments:

Chelley N said...

The house is looking good. And I like the hat! You need to make a fabric flower for it :-)

Melissa Jane said...

Bring on the skinny belt!

Lori Lynn said...

Love your house! So... I googled how far we are from each other... only 2 hours!!!! We gotta get together one of these days :-)

Lauren said...

Happy belated birthday your house looks so good!