Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer is so close i can taste it.

***updating to join Home by Heidi"'s project link up!****

Home By Heidi

The boys are feeling it.

I am feeling it.

It's around the corner.  

Don't you wish employers gave you summer off - wouldn't that be divine - i am totally convinced that if we had 3 straight months off in the summer i would be MUCH more alive during the working months.  

A girl can dream.

It didn't help that we jump started the season by the big every day we watched a little more progress being made toward our biggest project to date...the POOL.

I think this is the last progress shot i shared...

Well, it's changed some, and defintitely for the better.  

Due to a lot of hardwork by a lot of people.  My neighbors who actually built the pool (gotta love that)!  

 My husband who did the planting in the beds...yes, that's a large mulch bed. over 10 feet in width.  You can see foxtail palms, rosemary, mexican petunia, blood orange tree...and it all looks dwarfed because the bed is huge LOL.

 Vance brought this home one day last's a purple banana plant. I'd never seen one. It's so vibrant, i think it's my new favorite plant!

My dad worked his hiney off putting furniture together - thanks Dad!
 Not to mention, putting a pergola together so we wouldn't melt this summer - no back porch, y'all.  Not cool.  Literally.

and my husband's favorite thing (and probably Nate's) - the outdoor shower.  Door still needs that turquoise paint job...I love the fact we saved this dang door and drug it between houses for over a year for this purpose.  love the jagged bottom. yes, i'm weird like that.

That flowering vine you see planted is mandeville - it will be half way up before the end of the year, and probably overtake it by the end of next summer.  It's flowers are so pretty.

 So...that's where we are...not much blogging going on...but a lot of swimming :)  I'll take it!

See you there!


  1. you are one lucky girl. yes you are!

  2. Oh, it will be shear heaven this summer!!
    Enjoy every minute!

  3. Sheri,
    your backyard turned out amazing! The pool is gorgeous and I love that outdoor shower! You are going to have so much fun this summer!

  4. Wow- your backyard pool is amazing! Soo pretty and looks so refreshing too! Love the outdoor shower and your charming door! :)

  5. Absolutely, positively incredible Sheri! Like, jaw-dropping gorgeous and I'm totally jealous! Can I come over for a margarita sometime? :-) I'm so thrilled for you to get to enjoy this though, despite my jealousy. :-) Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiraiton Friday this week!

  6. This is so awesome! I am totally coming to visit!