Monday, April 2, 2012

scenes from the weekend

a before shot of the garden before we began working

everyone working hard . . even Calleigh

a little froggy friend I found

cleaning out the bushes on the opposite wall

flowers from Aunt Kay

Justin found his favorite part was trimming up the trees

my beautiful Mama was our supervisor

Calleigh collecting pine cones

one of the many garden snakes we found

cleaned out and ready for new flowers

picked up 3 carts of flowers to go in the garden

Calleigh's ready for the next step

baby's got back (getting ready to go through the sprinkler)

and the planting begins

Honey taking a break and supervising from the porch

ice cream break

someone got a little chilled playing in the sprinkler

our finished product

we removed a dead bush so we planted some flowers on the opposite side too

this work was long overdue

Sunday photography class at Opal Divine's downtown

trying out new settings I've never used before

Frost bank downtown

one of my faves from the day

 our instructor Charles

say cheese!

my Austin girls; Stephanie & Mandy

This weekend was such a success! 
I drove to Dallas Friday evening and woke up bright and early to head to my grandparents house to begin working on the garden.  The garden was so neglected that pine needles and leaves were at least 4 inches deep throughout the whole thing and took some serious digging to get it all cleaned out.  We filled up at least 8 big black trash bags and my brother trimmed all of the trees back so they should be good for a while.  We picked up an assortment of perennials and annuals and got to work planting them all.  The day passed too quickly and it was time for me to get back on the road to Austin but not before a little thrift store run which I'll tell y'all about later this week.
Sunday at noon I met up with the girls for our photography lesson downtown.  I learned so much from Charles and really appreciated him spending almost 4 hours with us.  I can honestly say that I probably will not use the "sports" option on my camera ever again (which was my favorite setting before this weekend).  I now know the differences in the settings and how to select the right one for the right occasion. Thanks Mandy for setting up our lesson and thanks again to Charles for his time & knowledge.

How was your weekend?


J and A said...

I love that you found snakes and frogs! Fun. Garden looks great, lots of work but wow.

Kate said...

Giiiiiirl, you are looking dynamite! You have always looked fantastic, but man... your face is so thin! Just beautiful!! As are your photos :)

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Looks like a great way to spend the weekend :)

Brown Girl said...

You guys did a great job on the garden, that was so awesome of ya'll to do.

Holly said...

What a beautiful gift to Honey - I hope it makes his days brighter!

I love when family comes together. It makes our days here worth while. :)

Miss K said...

what a wonderful day to spend w your family! that's so wonderful for you guys to help them out.

i'm so jealous, i want that camera and to take a class! i look forward to pics w your new skills :D

Blane181 said...

The flower beds look great! So glad you were able to get everything in this weekend. Your pictures have me seriously thinking I need to look into a big girl camera and photography classes.

Amber said...

Honey looks so happy to have his family there making the garden look so pretty! It looks like lots of hard work, but the end result is beautiful!

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

the garden looks beautiful!

Katie said...

Too cute! We have a big wetland preserve behind our subdivision and we get frogs all summer long. Whenever I find them, I like to pick them up and say "hi!" (or rescue them from the dogs). I'm going to miss that in the next house, but we do have a retention pond behind us, so maybe we'll have more froggy friends. Hubby said I could get a toad house for them ;-)