Friday, July 08, 2011

New patio!

We've been in our house a little over a year now and we've painted, put in new flooring, bought some new furniture, etc. Well what we both really wanted to take care of this summer was adding a patio in the backyard. I find it a little strange that nobody ever put anything in the backyard; no deck, patio or anything and this house has been here since the 70's. Here's what the backyard looked like before:

Over the past two days, our new patio was installed. We did not do it ourselves since we're both in school and didn't want to spend our entire summer working on it. These guys knocked it out in two days and I love the way it turned out! We used a newer product, Rosetta Grand Flagstone. It's concrete pieces made to look like natural stone. And here's the finished product:

Now I have to figure out what kind of plants/flowers to plants in the little dirt space in between the boulder wall and the patio. Oh, and buy some patio furniture. Why does it have to be so expensive?!

Another birthday gone...skydiving

Well, I'm now officially 31. I realize my birthday was back on June 30th, but as one can tell, I'm not very good at updating this blog. Buuuuuuuut, I did want to share what I did for my birthday.

See, now, I'm scared of everything. Not like bugs, heights, loud noises or the dark, but things like rollercoasters, water (the thought of going on a cruise and being out there in the middle of the ocean kind of freaks me out) and flying (although that one seems to be getting better since I've been traveling so much for work).

Anywho, sometime at the end of 2010 / beginning of 2011, I decided I was going to go skydiving. Jim never thought I would go through with it, but I was determined to prove him wrong. And guess what...on June 11th I did. It was me, Jim, my friend Jill and her sister Janet, and our other friend Pat. OMG! It was so awesome! I want to do it again. Jim says if we lived closer to the place (it was about an hour and a half drive from our house) he would probably go for his certification to skydive solo.