Saturday, May 26, 2012

Spectacular Spring

Our hydrangeas are spectacular this spring.  

Our pool area is not looking so great.  As could be expected our pool renovation has taken twice as long as anticipated and has cost twice as much as planned.  I got more bad news from our landscaper this week who told me it is now too late to plant sod.  I am faced with looking at dirt and having mud tracked in all summer or going with artificial grass.  Some neighbors just got artificial grass around their pool and it is amazing.  Unfortunately artificial grass is really not in the budget.  It is crazy expensive.  But I may have to bite the bullet-I just don't think I can live with dirt all summer.  Also artificial grass does get hot. They have it at K's school and since yesterday was a very hot day so kicked off my flip flops off and tried walking on the artificial grass.  My feet were on fire and I was hopping up and down and did a great job of embarrassing K.  Any opinions on artificial grass?

The quick pictures that I took with my iPhone are not great but I am amazed that this bush has 3 different colors of blooms. 

This is how I want our pool area to look when the work is complete.  Am I dreaming?

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Well done!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Spring Photos

Wish I had that skin!

Friday, May 4, 2012

End of an Era

To me there is nothing cuter than young girls in plaid school uniforms. Usually, K's school switches from jumpers (winter uniform) to skorts (summer uniform) after Easter but this year they switched several weeks early because it has been so unusually hot in Atlanta. They still have to wear their jumpers on the days they have mass. This is the last year that K will wear a jumper, next year she will wear a skirt, blazer and tie. I'm going to miss that cute jumper.