Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend - Day Two

Saturday - Our house warming gift. :)

Time to wake those that were still asleep at 0800

Then the boys used the skidster to level out the backyard. None of realized how much excess dirt was there but it was in our favor! We had so much excess there is no need to bring in anymore to fill in the step areas

DH had to move our sprinkler pipes so Opa wouldn't run them over

There were lots of huge rocks against the neighbors fence so those all had to go.

And while Opa took his cigarette break he watered the dirt down.

As you can see even Oma wasn't immune to the high winds we had.

After she got her hair tied back it was time for more chalk coloring! They even discovered that if you dip the chalk in a bucket of water that they color darker colors and they also:

Color the water!

More work, but can you tell Jeremy didn't do much? (Glad a 12 pack a beer was his only payment)

Then while Jeremy and DH grabbed lunch, Opa pulled out the trencher to dig the trench holes to lay in our sprinkler systems. we found driveway under all this dirt on this side of the house so Opa had to get the Skidster out and remove the driveway too. It was all asphalt.

Then time to set up the main and the electronics parts. We had to find a weekend plumber to install a pipe coming out of the side of the house too. Cause our water hose connection has a no freeze valve on the inside which meant he couldn't use it to connect our sprinkler system.  

The girls played with all the blue flags. This is where you saw the steps last. Its mainly filled in now.

DH trenched the shorter sides by hand. Boy was he tired and sunburned when he finished!

Then after Opa connected all the pipes Jeremy put my girls to work filling in the trenches and patting them flat.

Then all us gals took a much needed break! Putting in sprinklers is hard work!

Opa finished up the zones getting them all connected together. There are 4 zones total!

Here is zone 1 being tested! Yay it worked! Jeremy messed up one of the sprinklers though as it goes off when zone 4 comes on and its suppose to be a zone 2 sprinkler but its a pain to fix so we just decided to leave it. At least it waters where its suppose to. This pic is just when the sprinklers flush out any dirt, before the guys attached the actual sprinkler heads to them and then adjusted them to the right direction. 

Opa was tired! Thank you so much Ron! I know this wasn't the funnest trip to Colorado Springs but definitely your next visit we will be able to do something fun!

Tuesday DH puts in the dividers for our planters and also he is working on getting the kids playset together as they also get a sandbox under it! (I wonder how much sandbox sand is?) Also we get the grass put in this week too which means the kids can't play back there for two whole weeks till the grass takes root! 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend - Day One


My in laws arrived Friday afternoon while Mike and I were working on preparing the backyard. Don't they look thrilled to be here? LOL
Destiny got her snuggles In with Opa

Kiley rode her bike for Oma and Opa to see

Then it was time to color while Opa, DH, and his GI buddy Jeremy cleaned up the yard

Kiley colored a blue house and a lot of overgrown grass. I wonder if she was trying to tell us something?

The puppies were bored. No one was playing with them.

And finally when the yard was cleaned Jeremy had to show off his funny ring tones to Opa.

10 PM became shower and bedtime for everyone!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Weekend Sale!

Avon is having a HUGE Memorial day sale! FREE SHIPPING on any order of $5 or more! Just enter coupon code: MDAY2010 Log on at

Monday, May 24, 2010

Wind storms and Yard work

We had a bad windstorm the other day and several large branches fell from our large Maple tree. We really need someone to come out and trim the tree but they want like $300 just to do this one tree! So we will be shopping around for a better price.

DH decided to get working on the backyard so first thing to come out was those annoying steps and the brick  which was a horrible make shift patio. It left huge holes in the ground since they used these long thick wooden beams to make them. Even the girls wanted to help so DH gave them each a job to do. It was too cute not to take a picture or several. He then filled in all the holes so the dogs could still go outside and play. 

My in laws are coming Friday afternoon to help get our backyard going. I really can't wait cause it means green grass, flowers, and a huge play set for the girls. I have a feeling i'll be taking my stitching/crocheting out into the backyard with the kids and puppies. 

I have also been stitching on the baby blanket squares again. Found out my little sister is having a girl! So I'm working on the pink squares. I have 3 to go and then I can put it all together. I'll show pics when its completed. My two cousins found out what they were having too. Kirsten is having a girl and Kylee is having a boy. So now we just need to know what Lynnette is having. I know crazy our family is having 4 babies this year. 

Happy Stitching everyone!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Stitching and a long weekend!

Alrighty here is the piece I was stitching on these last few weeks. Its a small kit that was given to me. Its slow going just because I just don't feel like stitching, period.
But I did fall in love with this adorable black and white Pomeranian at the local shelter here so he just had to come home with me. His name is Duke and he is 7 months old. He was fixed the day before so he had to have the cone on his head till Friday.He was an owner surrender because she decided she didn't have the time to potty train him. 

Even the boys are getting along here they are napping together :)

So this weekend we went to my mom's place to visit. We got stuck in Friday nights traffic through Denver so it was a VERY long drive But I found out that my Uncle Rodney was visiting, he lives in Michigan and the last time i saw him was in Oregon when Destiny was just a baby. 

We got to play with the nephews:

Visit with my sisters:

And Kiley even got my Uncle Rodney to read her a Tinkerbell story:

And we even went shopping in Fort Collins and ran into some dark clouds as there was a tornado warning in Pueblo and we were getting the strong winds. But we all made it home safely.
And here is a photo of myself, Duke, and Kiley on the way home. Duke was asleep here so cute!

Here is Duke this morning after his bath. He needed one badly and i knew he would feel better. He is still wet in this photo. He jumped into Destiny's clean laundry and just looked too cute to not take a picture.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Glitter Graphics

Hope its a great one for you all. I am stitching on a little kit but its slow going so I'll try and get a progress picture posted. Also for some reason I am not able to comment on everyones blogs but I'll keep trying.


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