Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

I have so much to blog about, and it is so out of order, I apologize. I am getting it done in the order I remember it, which isn't necessarily the order of importance. Because, if I were doing important things first, I would have started with my GOLDEN birthday. Yes, 25 on the 25th.

Its not important because its all about me, but its important because Eric made it so wonderful. I was in Boise on my birthday, and he was in Utah, so it was a sad day to be apart. He completely made up for it when I got home on Saturday though. I came home to a sparkling house, a homemade birthday cake, and presents! Eric worked soooo hard all week while the kids and I were gone, and he had not one, but two very big accomplishments to gift me. I can't decide which one I like better.

1. He finished drywalling the entire basement. We're talking 1600 sq feet all by himself. That big pile of drywall is hung:

2. He built me a garden. We missed having a garden last summer because we moved into our new house during planting season, and we didn't have a yard, much less a garden spot. Eric knows that vegetable gardens are my favorite, and I plan to reward him with many "Peter Rabbit" dinners (made from vegetables from the garden, get it?) Here is my very awesome garden spot:

From the back porch:

And the close-up (there aren't any plants in there because they are all still in the jiffy greenhouse in the kitchen):

He also planted me some flowers. Just kidding, those are weeds, but aren't they pretty weeds?:


Chris and Paige Bell said...

Everything is looking great! Your family is getting so big. I feel like Maggie is going to be walking and talking before I see you guys -which means it's been too long. Sometime soon, maybe.

Anonymous said...

How nice of Eric. The backyard looks great.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what nice gifts! I think there's something romantic about putting the garden all together. Way to go, Eric!! (And it's quite impressive that you drywalled the entire basement by yourself - way to go!)