Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
We had a wonderful day at the land today...laying sod and mulching the plants. It took the entire day from sun up to sun down to lay it all but we finally have the landscaping in!
The sun felt great and it was great to come home with tan arms and faces. :)
Uncle David helped us lay sod, Aunt Kathy came yesterday and helped rake the yard...and we had Nana Mare, Pops, Shawn, Marilisa, Bridget, Bailey, Seamus and Bernadette stop by for a visit.
The kids enjoyed the break from sodding and zip lined for a little while. :)
The chickens are getting big...like too big for their box...a coop has to be made soon. And oh !! The cappuccino bar is coming along on the back patio...I am so excited about this space...I dream of serving many a mocha over that counter!!!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
I also thought I would build an outdoor kennel for "Baci" (the Mastiff puppy we are getting). I figured if I made it look really nice and neat and professional Jake would be pleased. I laid 900lbs of Red Austin Stone for the floor and mounted posts on the walls for a picket fence. I had never mounted screws into mortar before and they were not taught like I had wanted them to be. Dwayne, our friend is going to secure the posts for me this week so that I can build the fence and gate. Jake was pleased with my efforts...and liked the little patio. :)
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
After Mass in Austin...we found a sweet Mom and Pop Italian restaurant that had one of my favorite Shirley Temple movies on when we walked in. The pizza was the best I have had in the States...and was very authentically European with the delicate crust and hand cut ingredients. The kids were well behaved and the shop owner complimented them on their manners.
I love when we can enjoy a meal out together!!!