Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Save The Date!!!


We will be hosting a HOUSEWARMING PARTY for all of you to attend!

Save The Date: Saturday, June 25, 2005

Where: Shannon and Andrew's House (Discovery Bay)

Time: Open House (12:00pm - 4:00pm)

We Can't Wait To See You

Invitations will go out soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I hope everyone has a great, green day. I made "green" lemon bars for our neighbors today (ahhh the fun of having a day off during the week). My Nana brought the lemons with her when she visited last week. The second picture is of a print my Nana and Grandpa gave to us as a "house warming" gift. The print used to be in their house. We love it and found a great place for it inside of our house. It is great feng shui because it has the fish swimming to the right so your eye connects both rooms. Maybe it isn't necessarily feng shui, but it has great chi!



Tuesday, March 15, 2005

What a Weekend!

This last weekend, my Grandparents came down from Sacramento to see our house for the first time. We really enjoyed showing them around town, eating at my favorite restaurant, and choosing plants for our front/back yards. We can't wait to see them again. Here are some pictures:

Showing them the backyard.

Nana shows me the ropes for using Sunset books.

We had to do our research online to check Contra Costa's Tree Planting Guide.

On Sunday, Andrew and I had our hands full with projects around the yard.

Andrew fixed the sprinklers that were leaking.


We then built a fence to keep Teenie out of the garden since she dug up the whole thing the day after we built the boxes. It looks a little ratty, but I promise we will paint it and make it look nice with climbing flowers. I wanted to paint "keep out" on it since it looks like a kid's clubhouse. Andrew and I like it because we built the gate for our second rental house in Livermore and it has lots of personality.

Here is my new lemon tree. It is a Eureka lemon tree. I found out that Meyer lemon trees are hybrids and they are a cross between lemons and some other type of citrus like an orange. If this is false, please let me know, but I am sticking with my "pure" lemon tree!

Monday, March 7, 2005

Spring Fever

Andrew woke up with a serious bout of Spring Fever. He's had enough with me asking him to put up more shelves around the house, so it was time for him to play outside.

We spent our whole March "gardening" budget this weekend installing a side garden. Andrew worked so hard building the boxes and transferring the pea gravel from our backyard to the side yard. We planted flowering kale and parsley in the first box. The second box houses peppers, garlic, and roma tomatoes. Homemade salsa here we come!

I planted a running zuchinni in the back planter along the back wall. Hopefully I will pay attention this year and won't let my zuchinni get so big they need a new zip code.

Everyone is always welcome to stop by for some chips and salsa (hint, hint to those of you who reside in Stockton).




Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Weekend visitors

Our friends Nick, Lavender, and Kylie (Lavender's daughter) came up last weekend to check out the new house and go bowling. We had a great time with them up, and hope you come back soon!

A fun bonus is that Kylie makes taking good pictures easy, and Nick and Lavender let me run around the whole weekend acting like Poparazzi.

Here are a few of the better ones:

They brought tulips...

which Kylie seemed to enjoy...

We walked to the park (Nick and Kylie in the picture)

Kylie enjoyed the playground

Nick and Lavender taking a break

The walk home