Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully if you're reading this you are enjoying a relaxing day off work and are able to hang out with your family. (If you aren't reading this then you should be.) Also, hopefully you are remembering the wonderful sacrifices that those who serve in our military are making.
So far this weekend we have been working on the yard...a lot! John has finished prepping the yard for sod, which hopefully should arrive any day now, and he's begun digging out the patio. Yesterday Craig came over to help (go Craig) and he's coming over today as well. Their task is to dig out (5 inches down) a 450 sq ft. patio. Unfortunately 1/2 of the area is covered in tiny pebbles that go about 2 inches down. The other half is covered in thick roots. As of now, they've done about 1/4 of it.
We spread 20 bags of mulch this weekend and planted a lot of bushes and our yard is beginning to no longer look like an eye soar. I'm so excited to see the finished product...and pictures will come soon! The side of our house is currently a staging area for 1500 pavers, 1500 bags of sand and a reaming 20 bags of mulch.
We also met our new neighbors this weekend. They are very nice and are stationed at Langley. Anna, Wolfgang and Sebastian (they are German). The only unfortunate thing is that they apparently want to raise chickens...
We are planning on having a cookout later this evening and hopefully the patio will be all the way dug out :) What are you doing this weekend?!