It is currently 9:45 at night, and the boys are still working outside on the yard! It has certainly been a LONG day and now I have to wait until tomorrow to see the final project in light! (yes, they’re working outside with spotlights)
I’ll fill you guys in with a quick recap of what some of today involved:
While the boys got to work in the yard, Mal and I took a trip down to the Farmers Market. I was bummed that I couldn’t find anymore jumbo carrots, but I DID leave with some other goodies:
Along with a fresh loaf of rye bread, I found some more delicious strawberries…
And FINALLY, some more Blizzard Butter!!! Yessssss!
More Yard Work
Yard work continued to ensue throughout the entire day — and when I say entire day, it’s no joke. We met this morning at 9am to buy plants, and we’re now at almost 10pm and I can still see them working through the window. (However, there was a large break in the middle of the afternoon to watch the U.S. play in the World Cup, and needless to say, we had a room full of some very unhappy boys!) Luckily, the disappointing game didn’t keep them from workin’ hard! Here’s a sneak peek at all of their handy work:
Homemade White Peach Sangria
As exciting as it is to know I’m going to have a beautiful front yard, watching it happen is about as exciting as watching paint dry! So as you can imagine, Mal and I started to get a little antsy. Finally, we decided to make some fun beverages. Mal actually used to work at Applebees, so she still remembers the recipe for their White Peach Sangria – and I had ALL the ingredients for it! YES!
White Peach Sangria
3 parts White Zinfandel
1 part peach Schnapps
1 part pineapple Schnapps
splash of sierra mist
splash of pineapple juice
Mix all ingredients above in a pitcher. Cut up desired fruit and add to sangria.
*You can play around with the amount of sierra mist & pineapple juice – just add to your liking!
While sipping on our sangria, Mal and I relaxed while watching the movie Chicago – it’s been so long since I’ve watched it! Such a good movie.
Pizza for Dinner (again)
The boys were working so hard, around 8pm, Mal and I decided it was probably time to feed them (and us!) so we went out and picked up some pizza for everyone.
I ordered a small tossed salad for Mal and I to share, and I thoroughly enjoyed a piece of veggie pizza with fresh tomatoes, green peppers, onions, & spinach.
I think I can hear them maybe finishing up — for now! I’ll be sure to share some final photos tomorrow.
Question for the Night:
Do you consider yourself to have a “green thumb”? Do you have your own garden or enjoy planting flowers?
I WISH I had more a green thumb, but I’m just not great at it. I was really hoping to get my act together this year and start a garden, but it just didn’t happen…hopefully next year!