Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Spring cleaning and projects

It's been a noisy week, we're getting a new roof put on our house. Considering our brick bungalow is at least 80 years old and it's had 3 layers, from the looks of the different colored shingles they tore off, it was definitely time for a fresh new roof. So far it looks great, I really like the color we chose for the shingles (a light earthy tone) it really compliments the dark brick, it should be all done by tomorrow .

Next project, my deck...finally! My uncle came over a few weekends back with his boys, along with their help, the entire yard was cleaned out, bushes and garden removed and the dirt tilled and it's all ready to go. We've already taken the measurements and will be going to Menard's this weekend to use their deck program to virtually plan it. I can't wait to put up the gazebo and have some people over for some yummy grilled food. I swear I'll be back there every night until it snows!

More importantly.....I got a 10pc Commercial Calaphalon cookware set *jumps up and down* compliments of John's mom :). I sat at the table for at least 10 minutes just staring at the box with the hugest smile. Once I opened the box (at John's insistence, I could have stared at it a little while longer) pulled out the pots one at a time carefully handling them with complete adornment in my eyes, John couldn't help but laugh at me. I LOVE them!

I also bought a cheese making kit and I will be attempting to make homemade mozzarella and ricotta for my next lasagna. I will also be making my own noodles and using the basil from my herb garden...this should be the best lasagna ever. *crosses fingers*

Only 6 more weeks until our vacation!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

To all the beautiful women in my life...thanks for being amazing!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

He who dances in the darkness

This one is for you Thunder mouth!