Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday, June 15, 09

Good morning! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was busy and I feel like I'm in the middle of a construction zone!

Out front, our tree is almost gone. Tomorrow there will be new grass.

In the back, they are finishing up our new fence.

And inside, the girls and Benjamin have been busy preparing for Cub Scout/Faith Keeper Day camp. They made some craft foam shapes to trade with friends and pin onto their hats.

Their group's theme is Alaska, so we went with snow, ice cubes and snowflakes. Between all of this and a graduation party on Saturday, there wasn't any extra time to go look for a new tree.

This week, I will have the house to myself for at least 6 hours a day, so I will have plenty of time to plan Emily's upcoming birthday party and to catch up with you here in blogland. Have a great start to your week!


Simply Heart And Home said...


Your new fence is beautiful! It is sad to see your tree go but sometimes it is a necessity.

You are cordially invited to this month’s Country Heart Giveaway. I hope to see you there.


Anonymous said...

HI Kelli! I know it is a mess when things are being fixed up around the house but it is so worth it. Your new fence is beautiful. Enjoy your alone time this week. Every young mom deserves quiet time every now and then.

Thanks for sharing your pics. Love, Debbi

Tina Leigh said...

Your fence looks great! Nice to have the house to yourself sometimes.

Elena said...

Your new fence looks great!

Linda said...

Hi Kelli, your new fence is looking great! We lost two huge trees in our front yard and like you I was thankful they didn't touch the house...when you get your new tree you'll feel better, I know I did.
This week sounds busy will be so different with the children gone during the you have any projects lined up? Hugs, Linda

Susan Parnell said...

I am so sorry to hear about your tree! I am sure your kids will treasure the memory of getting a new tree & watching it grow. I remember my grandmother had a sapling in her front yard & she had to put a laundry basket over it to protect it during storms. The tree is now 30 + years old & is about 15 + feet tall! I just love the last page of the papers your purchased @ the scrapbook convention, could you tell me the manufacuter? It is the green w/little pink & yellow roses.
Thanks so much & I look forward to reading your blog!!!

Just Mom said...

That breakfast looks as if it was a great start to your week. :-D

Have a good one.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Between the new fence and removing the tree, you certainly are having a curb appeal makeover. It looks very nice.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a great weekend. Looks like everyone was busy. Wow 6 hours. I suggest at least taking the time for a bubble bath. Caution... I know it sounds like a great idea but don't spend 6 hours you will be a prune when they come home!
Have a great week.

Mickie said...

Your fence looks wonderful! All these projects turn our worlds upside down but are so worth it. Have a great week with your 6 hours (a luxury here).

Storybook Woods said...

How nice to have fencing, it will make your whole yard to feel new. Enjoy your free moments, they are rare. Clarice

Karen said...

WOW! That is one TALL fence! We are limited to 6 feet here in So Cal.
I loved my alone time. I got so much more done! I was always the Mom singing along to the Staples commercial with the Dad singing "It's the most wonderful time of year!" HA! Don't know why though, i was so involved with my kids at school, I practically lived there. PTA can really do that to you.
Have a good one!

My open roads said...

wow, I love your fence, it'll be so beautiful once done!

Zebu said...

Wow, Kellie; it sounds as if your house is busy! Your fence looks great! Take care.

Brenda Eason said...

Love the fence. The cereal looks yummy.

Arlene Grimm said...

You will love your new fence! You have such a lovely yard and the fence will just set it off perfectly. Enjoy your time alone this week...I know you will get lots done!

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

I love that the theme is Alaska. My husband and I just moved to one of the most Northern and Remote communities in Alaska. Any questions I can help with? Hope your children have lots of fun! God Bless.
Mrs Hurzeler

Simply Susan said...

You look and sound as busy as I am ;o) Everything is looking good!

PattieJ said...

I know it's hard when there is all that work going on in or around the house. It will be nice when it's all done and things calm down.


Gail said...

Your new fence is wonderful! It is extra tall- how great for privacy. I hope you will share it when it is all finished-including your new tree :)

I understand that 'by yourself' time- wow that is exciting- and rare - enjoy :)

Jerelene said...

Kelli, Sorry about your tree loss. That's always a sad thing. Maybe you can replace it with something even better!! The fence looks wonderful...Have a great week!! (Enjoy that time to yourself) Jerelene :)

Heather said...

Lovely new fence - very tall! I hope you find just the right tree for your yard soon - I know how 'bare' and exposed we felt after loosing 5 trees to Dutch Elm - it was such a waste.

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Nancy M. said...

Your new fence looks so pretty.
The childrens craft looks fun too!
Have a wonderful day!

nancy said...

Hi Kelli! I love the look of your new fence. We're trying to decide what kind we want and are thinking of a shorter version of that one. I like privacy, but I also like to talk to my neighbors over the back fence. :)
We got an estimate on some tree work - not cutting it all the way down, just removing a lot of stuff that is over the houses. $950! I hope yours was more reasonable, but ours is a VERY BIG tree!