Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Sunrise

Beautiful sunrise this morning. Sunrise courtesy of God. Photos courtesy of my hubby, Terry.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Old Spa

We recently had to get rid of our almost 20 year old spa. Terry's parents gave it to us 6 years ago and it served us well. It finally sprung a leak that would've cost more to fix than the spa was worth. We bought this 6 year old Four Winds spa from one of Terry's co-workers three weeks ago. This thing takes up half of our deck, but we don't mind. It comes in handy when your muscles are aching. Once you climb out you feel, quoting Kramer on Seinfeld, "looser than cream corn."
It seats up to 6 people.
Our favorite part is the waterfall.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumn Equinox Eve

Terry enjoying our bonfire from afar. It was a gorgeous Saturday evening. There weren't any college football games of interest on, so we decided to build ourselves a little fire.
There's nothing better than the crackle and warmth of a fire on a cool, crisp evening. Today is the first day of fall, so happy fall, ya'll!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

 We've had more hummingbirds at our feeder this summer than ever before. You have to be quick and very stealth to get a picture of these guys. The least little noise or movement and they're gone in a flash.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Garden Project 2013

Every weekend for the past three weeks, we have been working on our garden project. We had a garden fence built, a garden path built and a new stamped concrete pad poured in our fire pit area. Yesterday, Trey, our concrete guy finished sealing the pad. We worked hard and have sore muscles, but it was worth it.

Love, love, love our garden path and new planters. Terry did a great job coming up with the idea. We used the decorative rock from our fire pit area for the path. We had just the right amount of rock.

The stamped concrete pad looks like an old cobblestone street. That's the look we were going for and Trey did a fabulous job!

All those little stalks are what is left of our okra plants. I cut them down close to the ground, then pull the stumps up after we have a good frost. I can't wait for spring 2014!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday

This is our cat, Bullet, and two of his siblings who showed up on our doorstep in July of 2011. Bullet is the one in the middle. It's hard to believe he's been a part of our family for 2 years already.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Terry took this picture of spider webs in our lemon thread cypress. We've had a bumper crop of spiders and spider webs this summer. I don't mind as long as the spiders aren't on me.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Before and After

Our deck hasn't been stained in over 10 years, so we decided it was time. After Terry got home from work yesterday we started and got the first coat done. We used a deck wood restorer from Olympic called "Restore It." After one coat, the results were amazing. The second coat goes on this afternoon.
After one coat. Looking good!