My last post was from earlier this month, about our trip to Alexandria, and here we are, coming up on Memorial Day! We’ve been SO BUSY, but haven’t really done anything…how is that possible?Continue reading “where did May go?!”
epic backyard landscaping project: the TILLING
DUN DUN DUNNNNN. (Insert dramatic theme music here.)
This is the part of the project that keeps me up at night. Literally–I haven’t slept well in almost a week! Andrew’s dad has a beast of a tiller that is older than dirt, heavier than crap and covered in rust. I’ve used it before, so I knew tilling up this much surface area with it would be quite the undertaking. Continue reading “epic backyard landscaping project: the TILLING”
We dropped our house projects for the long weekend to host our dear friends Emily and Dan and Jen and Dave and their baby, Aiden!
They arrived Friday night and we (not-so-promptly, according to Emily) ordered Pasquale’s pizza and wings:
Early risers Hadrian and Aiden hangin’ out the next morning:
After a circuit-training workout (led by Emily!) at the park across the street, we walked to Charlie’s for brunch, then to Fisher Price (headquartered in my NEW hometown!):
Followed by refreshments at Taste!
(Aiden got ahold of my earring…)
Miss Emily posing while we walked FROM OUR HOUSE TO MAIN STREET (how awesome is that?!):
Dinner on Saturday was beef on weck and homemade salad, which we devoured before I got a chance to snap a photo:
I made a cocktail for the girls of cake-flavored vodka and chocolate coconut water, a recommendation from a cousin. It was amazing!
Andrew made a fire in the backyard and we roasted marshmallows:
(In the interest of journalistic integrity, I feel I have to divulge this: the fire department and police may have shown up. Well, there is no ‘may’ about it; they did. Turns out a neighbor called our fire in, but YES, we are allowed to have a fire in our backyard. The authorities wished us well and left almost as soon as they arrived, somewhat puzzled as to why they were called in the first place…)
The spread the next morning:
Homemade bagels and blueberry donuts!
We headed off to Niagara Falls (because what else do you do with visitors who’ve never been?!), then proceeded on to Crystal Beach (also in Canada) against our better judgement. It was a bust, Aiden was hot and fussy–heck! We were ALL hot and fussy–so we scrambled back across the border as fast as possible!
We were welcomed by the familiar sights and smells of Wegmans, where we ordered subs to-go and picked up Bar Bill wings on the way home. After some showers, some grub and puttin’ our feet up, I’d say we all fully recovered from the crowded Falls and beach trip. Emily and I made a second pilgrimage to the caboose (our local ice cream joint), where we waited for what seemed like an eternity while the post-college returnee staff was still learning the ropes…
Our company left this morning after feasting on leftover breakfast and loading up the car. We said an enthusiastic goodbye, knowing it wouldn’t be the last.
Andrew and I wasted no time in getting back to the grind; he worked tirelessly in the laundry room (ready for ceiling lights and drywall!), while I picked up, repotted some plants, did laundry at the Layers’, organized the pantry and prepped for school.
I think I need more sleep…