Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Harold & Kathy

Shane's parents were in town last week for a visit.  We met up with them in Portland for Shanes sister's graduation.  Then Shanes parents drove back to Grants Pass with us and spent the week.  We were so delighted to have them here.  Shane's dad Harold helped us with a few home improvement projects, and his mom Kathy and I went shopping and also did a little bit of crafting.  They kept Jack entertained for us during the day while we were at work and Harold was our dish washing man.  On Friday we took a day and drove to the Redwoods and the California coast.  It was so nice having them here and I was sad to see them leave.  Will see them again in about a month when we take a trip to Utah.  Harold, our sink is full of dishes can you load the dishwasher for us?  Love you guys. 

 Lisa's graduation, Kathy, Lisa and Kaylee

In the Redwoods

Backyard Make Over

We are in the middle of a backyard make over.  For the last month and a half we have been, moving rock, dirt, weeds, trees, rock, wood, rock, garbage oh, did I mention rock?  And building a fence.  Crazy people before us landscaped every little flower bed with gravel and river rock and since we are close to the river any time we dig a hole guess what we dig up, you guessed it, rock!  Slowly, but surely we are getting it done.  The fence is completed, thanks to Shanes dad and a friend of mine from work (Thanks Jason for showing us how to plumb, you saved us).  Feels good to have some privacy again.  Funny how many neighbors you meet when the fence is down.  Shane and I both swear will never build another fence, but now that were done I kind of miss it.  Hard work but totally worth it.  Here are a few pictures of our early spring adventure of the backyard make over. 

 Raised bed garden area.

Building our raised beds.  Sad but I don't think I will get my garden in this year.

 The fence is down.  You can't see it but our house is to the right.

 Were getting somewhere!

 Yep, thats an old post block we dug up and Shane has a silly smile.

Poor little guy was so good.

 The rails are up.

 Thats me.  Yes, in my Red Winterfest t-shirt again.

 Look what we did! And what a mess.

Another goofy smile from Shane.


Girls Weekend

The first of May my mom and sisters traveled to Grants Pass for the weekend to celebrate my oldest sisters 40th birthday.  We went shopping, out to lunch and had some good laughs. 
I'm glad we were able to get together and celebrate.  Happy 40th Nichol!!

  Always a good time with family.