Tuesday, August 30, 2011


The last few weeks at DSIFQ can be summed up by 1 word: FENCE!

I promised Brian that he could write the recap post of building the thing because it was all him and his dad. The worked soooo hard, and it paid off bigtime. While they were doing that, I was taming the rest of the yard. We had weeds galore, and lots of trimming that had to happen. It rained a lot while we were on vacation, so when we got home, I had a lot to catch up on! And along with that I had to get the house back in tip-top shape before we start another busy school year.

Without breaking my promise, I'll leave you with a teaser before/after-ish of the fabulous transformation of our yard!

When we moved in.

Down with the old!

And Up with the New!

And no yard transformation is complete without a great group of people to share it with!

Our informal deadline for the fence was this past weekend... so we could celebrate Brian's birthday in style with the whole family! (And the dogs, obviously)

Monday, August 15, 2011

We're baaaack!

So we're back from the most amazing trip! We had a blast, and it's taken us a while to pick up the reigns again of regular life. I think in prepping for this I let some things slip through the cracks... I'm going to post a recap soon, but I'm just not ready yet.

Last weekend we went up north for an impromptu family reunion. It was great! I got to see my Aunt Laurie and Cousins Ciara and Christian for the first time in YEARS. Christian had no idea who I was... the last time I saw him he was about 2! We had a fabulous day out by the fire, it was so wonderful getting to see family and catch up in the most beautiful place on earth.

(We're the two on the far left)

I love you guys!