Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Weekend Project

When we had our home built 3 years ago; for some stupid reason the landscapers put in all plants that need sun. Now if you are not aware of this... our home faces north. So the two front planting areas rarely get any sun. So we ripped up most of the plants and killed all the weeds. Next we decided on a border that would compliment the rock on our home. Then it was off to the nursery to buy plants that do well in the shade. This is going to be our Hosta Garden. Because it is the end of the summer of course there was not a huge selection. But I am pretty pleased with the 7 plants that we did pick out for now. Hopefully we'll be on the ball and get a few more next spring and also hope to put in a water feature in that left corner. So this is still a work-in-progress.

 
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Utah Trip

14 Days. That is how long we were gone. Drove the 2200 miles roundtrip to see extended family the first part of July. I had seen all the wind turbines near Palm Springs, CA but I didn't know that Kansas had them too! Stopped the first night in Denver and ate at the Downtown Aquarium. Same place we had eaten at in Nashville. We spent the first 5 days with my side. Was able to celebrate my grandmothers 93rd birthday in Price. We then spent the 4th of July at Sugarhouse Park to see the fireworks. Liberty Land in Lehi was also on the agenda. A cute little theme park with go karts, mini putt putt, roller coaster, laser tag, rock wall, water bumper cars was a lot of fun. We went as a family to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house before spending the last 5 days with Mike's side of the family. We visited Temple Square and of course had to head up to East High to see HSM turf. The girls totally loved that. We spent a fun day at Lagoon with cousins. Family pictures at Wheeler Farm were also done. The last night there had a big bbq with extended-extended family. We had a lot of fun but I was happy to finally be back in my own home.

 
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