Monday, July 6, 2009

THERE'S SUMMER!!!! (volume 2)

we went to gearhart beach with our friends Jon and Kendall for the 4th of july this year. Its a great beach to just relax at. You can drive down the beach in your car and pick anywhere to park. We built a fire, played fetch with Rommie and made some s'mores..mmmmm. Oh, and of course lit off some fireworks.

We had a great 4th with our friends! As fun as all those things are tied with celebrating the fourth, the most important is to celebrate the ones who have served our country so that we have the freedom to choose. Thank you so much!!! God has blessed America in so many ways, the 4th is a great reminder to not take those blessings for granted.


Wow.....its been SO long since our last post! Almost a year but not quite :) Since we have way too much to update all at once, we just wanted to show some updates we've done since last summer around our house. We have absolutely loved being homeowners and all the fun and not-so-fun things that go along with that. The main things we've changed is building a wall and a fence in our backyard.

This is how the yard looked originally when we bought the house. The back part of the yard sloped up to an incomplete fence that definitely wasnt gonna keep Rommel in the yard.

heres where we had to dig out the slope of our backyard and dig out a 90° angle so we could build a retaining wall. Rommie was being the observant contractor for us :)

Getting the first row of the rock wall was the hardest part and then it went pretty quick.

Nate and his dad worked two weekends straight getting the posts, crossbeams and pickets up, they did an awesome job!

Here's the before of the kitchen countertops

The new granite countertops are amazing! We have a friend who works for a granite company who helped us get a great deal on them.

We are still in the process of finishing the tile backsplash and painting the walls, so when we finish those we'll get some more pictures up....promise it wont be a year! :)