Our roses are now dead, RIP, but I took this glorious photo right before they started to wilt. While trying to snap this photo I kept pricking myself on the damn thorns. Adam kept telling me that "every rose has it's thorn." It was very annoying. funny.
After a full day of gardening on Saturday, Maureen came over for her birthday and brought with her a decadent chocolate cake. She wanted us to partake of this chocolatey goodness, and partake we did.
And since one chocolate cake wasn't enough, I went ahead and baked another for Father's Day.
Saturday morning started bright and early with a trip to Home Depot to purchase everything we needed to landscape our front yard. Luckily we had Lei with us to show us the ropes. We left with 3 huge utility carts full of plants. Our garage sale the week prior bought us 2 evergreen trees, 4 spindle tree bushes, 8 salvia plants, preen, and 4 bags of top soil. I found a new hobby. I am already making plans to tear apart our back yard.
Saturday started bright and early with our garage sale. It was a success! We met lots of new neighbors and lots of interesting people. Afterwards we went to lunch with my parents, mowed the lawn, set up the new BBQ (by myself), bought new tires for my cruiser, took a bikeride around sugarhouse park, and then gourged our faces with pizza. we zonked. but I hope every saturday is just as busy. next weekend --> tear apart front yard.
Monday I bought geraniums for our back yard and we christened the BBQ with shish kabobs and grilled pineapple. delicious if I say so myself.
Last night we took another bike ride and ended up talking to our very green neighbors. Their home is completely solar. They even xeriscaped their lawn to conserve water AND they have chickens! They gave us a dozen eggs. I almost cried. While talking to our eco friendly tree hugging neighbors, I realized that every freaking light in our house was on, we had two gas guzzling cars parked in the driveway, and the sprinklers were producing a bellagio fountain show in our backyard.
we need to work on being a little more eco-friendly.
TO remember this weekend, I had adam take an insanely cheesy, bobble-head photo of me in front of our "mystery" plant in the backyard:
sugarhouse park(can you believe this is an iphoto?!)
We are very fortunate to live so close to a beautiful park.
Short Story: Sometimes we walk to the bench where we had our first kissies. I was nervous that night.... pulling my hair across my lips like a little girl. "I've never kissed a girl with a mustache before" he said.
"what makes you think you're going to kiss me?" I replied.