Tonight Gar's show "Indiana Bones" opens!

I went to the preview last night with the kiddies and it is going to be a fun show! The kids really loved it and they got to sing happy Birthday to Abe.

It runs until mid August so go see it! Break a leg honey!!

PS: Happy Birthday Abe - He's 8 today!



When we bought out house last year, we didn't have all the necessities for maintaining our new house... We needed a lawn mower, when we moved in last June, the yard was a JUNGLE. So, the amazing friends and family that we came to our rescue and Lynette's parents, Steve and BonBon, had just bought a new mower and were so great to give us their old one. See below pic... It was on its last leg when we got it, but none the less, it was free (free being key word here) and in working order. So we jumped on that and had a lawn mower.

It lasted us all last summer and the first month of this summer and then we decided to put it to bed and purchase a new one. THANKS YOU Steve and BonBon for being SO kind and giving us new homeowners a much needed helping hand. It was great to not have to worry about spending $$ on one last year.

So a couple of weeks ago we went to Lowe's and bought us a new, shiny, RED, lawn mower... It was so much fun to get it out of the box and to watch Gar put it together. It was so shiny and pretty, I really couldn't believe how excited i was to get a new lawn mower...There she is... new and shiny and RED! I mow the lawn and Gar does everything else. I love mowing it now with our self propelled mower. It is hardly any work at all now!

Our next project for the yard we decided was to put in a fire pit. We went to a friends house a while back and they had one, it was fun to sit around and chat it up and have some drinks around the fire without the hassle of camping. So we thought we would put one in our yard. We had the perfect spot in the backyard to put it. So here is the before pic...

Gar had to pull all the weeds and bushes that were there and then he leveled it. Then we got started on putting it together. It was nice because with the changes we had made in the front yard with the new planter and walk way, we had some leftover brick and spacers that we used for the pit.
Here is the finish product! Isn't it so great! We have put our camping chairs out there and it is so great to sit out and chat. Gar is so good at this kinda crap. I love the red rock and white rock, makes it look so good!

The pic below is just a pic of the backyard while we were putting in the fire pit. Gar has done such an amazing job of making it look so nice and getting the grass so green. Now all we need is a hammock and a BBQ and were set!

The Dogs name was Indiana...

It's a good thing that my husband is a nerd! The night Indiana Jones premiered, the D-Star had Gar dress up as "Indiana Bones" and go to Jordan Landing movie theater and hand out flyer's for the show... I say it's a good thing he's a nerd because, there was a radio station asking questions about Indian Jones and kids would ask Gar for the answers because they really thought he was Indiana Jones. They would even get their pictures taken with him, good times!

So last week was the season finale of LOST and we are huge LOST fans, so we threw a party. It was really all Gar's doing. He made this great invite for the Oceanic 815, and then we made all of our party snacks look like the food that DHARMA had on the island. It was a blast!

Before the show started, we had everyone talk about their theories of LOST, I know, total nerd convention right in my basement... but we had fun. Gar had some questions and if you answered right, you got a prize. Nettie won the Jack action figure, they were good prizes!

It was a good time and the season finale left more questions than answers, of course! We can't wait until the season premiere party!