>> June 20, 2012
Thanks for being so patient with me, as I left you totally hanging yesterday with the patio unveil. Between the patio construction and Caroline's first birthday party, we didn't have much time to really finish everything until just the other day. I mean the contractor was sweeping the driveway clean mere hours before Caroline's party started.
So let's just say we needed a few more days to tie a nice bow around things, before I could show everything to the blog world. So let's start the tour, shall we?
So please don't think he's forgotten. He's a hard worker, that Hubby.
I hope to plant small flowers in this bed as well. I just haven't gotten to it yet. Hubby planted all these shrubs and is clearly more motivated than I am.
Across from the two chairs is the grill zone. Usually Hubby is at the grill, while I'm sitting in the chairs - waiting patiently for dinner to be ready.
See that trellis? That was Hubby's anniversary gift to me. Clearly, we have been married long enough that we are starting to think alike - both planning gifts based on this new outdoor space. I haven't picked out a good climbing vine yet. I need something that likes shade. Any ideas, dear readers?
The table set is Smith and Hawken, from Target. We looked around at many, many sets, but ultimately for the look and the price, we just couldn't turn down this bargain. You might notice how the cushions don't match, but coordinate. No, that was not on purpose. They were supposed to be all blue. You don't even want to know how many phone calls I made, trying to get the shipment corrected. In the end, it was a "happy mistake" and I'm fine with it. (I say with teeth clenched.)