What a great weekend we had! Friday night we had a quick dinner at home & then headed to Springfield to buy birthday & wedding presents for some friends. We also ended up finding a new bedspread for the master bedroom & it was even on Clearance!!! The one we have is still fine, but it wasn't made very well to start with & is starting to look very tired.
Saturday morning I had to work & Nick placed golf in a scramble with my dad, my cousin, & my uncle. He had a great time and even though they didn't win--he did win the Closest to the Pin contest. Way to go!!! Saturday afternoon we headed over to some friends' house for a birthday party for their kids. Dawson turned 5 a few weeks ago & Lydia turned 2 about the same time. They rented a big inflatable jump house & an inflatable slide. The kids had such a great time!!! Dawson & Lydia are adorable and have such great personalities. We just love hanging out with them! Here are a few pictures of them enjoying their birthday party!!!
After the birthday festivities we headed to a local greenhouse & bought a bunch of flowers so I could fill our empty pots! This place is so beautiful, but very dangerous for our pocket books! We got enough plants to fill 5 different planters & also a few odds & ends to fill up the bed in front of our house. Hubby also had a gift certificate from his firm for dinner so we had a very nice dinner out at Houlihan's. We then headed home & just spent the rest of the evening enjoying the beautiful weather & talking with our neighbors.
Sunday we headed to church & then headed to another nursery that we love & purchased a shrub for an open spot in our bed. We had this huge grass there that seemed to overwhelm everything & so we dug it up & moved it. Once we got home, Hubby got busy mowing the yard & I grabbed my new plants, some tools, my gardening gloves & got to work! I just love planting flowers & I've actually had fairly good luck with keeping them alive. Here are some photos of the pots I planted, plus some of the front bed & how things are really starting to blossom!Just a close-up of one of the pots I planted!
My gorgeous clematis! It must have 20-25 blooms that are just ready to burst! It's probably going to be beautiful all summer!
This was actually a gift from my boss (aka my dad) for Secretary's Day--he always does something for all the girls that work here! It's just beautiful & will continue to fill out as the summer goes along!
The new shrub for our bed along with some impatients & phlox. I just love spring flowers!
I'll be sure to include more photos of our flower beds once everything has bloomed out!