Here's a couple pics from the newly redone backyard and our wedding.
Yes, the backyard has been "rocked." It's a desert thing. To me its now normal but to anyone outside the desert southwest its weird. I'd like to say it was an environmental decision but no. Rock is just so much easier - no watering, you just rake it every now and then. (Raking is still weird.)
The flower bed G cleared out and planted. Blue Agaves on both sides, aloe just outside of the pic, Petunias and a bougainvillea for color.
Agave and aloe multiply so he did some serious thinning. I was able to salvage a few and pot them for decoration. I rather like how they turned out. The one in the middle is my creation. The two bougainvilleas flanking it are on the mend.
New table, older chairs. The glass table top to that matched the chairs broke! In a storm last summer the wind pick up the table and dropped it at just the right angle and I had shattered safety glass everywhere. As you can see we're prevented another such occurrence with a metal top. Two more bougainvilleas along the fence (great view of the wash) and a Texas Olive in the corner. G potted more petunias for that color bowl on the table. Actually G did EVERYTHING in the backyard. I went out with the girls on the morning of our wedding for nails and brunch. He finished all the planting, arranged the chairs, built the arch. Seriously everything. I came home and he had just laid down for a nap because the yard was DONE. He did a fabulous job. Beautiful. I still don't think I've thanked him enough.
Now we can finally go out and enjoy our backyard :) And we did. We invited about 30 friends over and got married this past weekend!
We're about ready to walk down the aisle here. Funny thing - Ronnie, our pit bull, led us down the aisle like a flower girl. Totally unplanned but cute!
I love this picture of G. He's so happy with a great smile, sparkling eyes. In about a week we'll have the photographers pics. That's him behind me, my cousin took this pic.
Our wedding party after the ceremony. Jacque was my matron of honor and G had his two best guy friends, twins Danny and Donny as his men of honor. It couldn't have been any other way :)
Yummy, yummy carrot cake from Costco. I had planned on making carrot cake cupcakes with spelt flour but I just ran out of time. As it has turned out with this pregnancy, the gluten bothers me a lot less than under normal circumstances. I bought all the ingredients and have two dynamite recipes to try out so I foresee some more carrot cake here pretty soon :)
So all of my pictures feature the 21 week bump under my dress. Our ultrasound yesterday confirmed we're having a boy!