Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cute Clips

Deck Update

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Work has Begun

on our new deck!!! This a project that we have been thinking about for a while, and we waited until our old deck was literally coming apart. Our plans include a large stone planter and an arbor with ceiling fans and low voltage lighting. Some might think of this as going overboard....but Kevin insisted on the fans (as a way of keeping cool and keeping bugs away). So it mushroomed from there.

So let me share with you some visuals of our progress to date.

There used to be a rickety old deck here:

James digs the first hole for the footings:

The lumber for the framing arrives:

Framing is almost complete:

A large stone planter will be built in the foreground (where the wood scraps are laying):

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Annalea and Katie Moments

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ryan's Big Day

Today Ryan made his First Communion. It was a wonderful day. Uncles and aunts traveled many miles to witness this momentous event.

Ryan sitting in his seat after mass:

A rare family photo:

Our handsome boy:

Ryan with his Godparents, Aunt Mary and Uncle Al:

A great outting with a great friend

My friend and neighbor Tammi and I took the girls for a walk along the Potomac River the other day. It was a beautiful day! Some photos from the day: