Somehow I recovered in time for us to head over to Mike's sister's house for a cookout. After the torrential downpour and tornado sirens, it actually shaped up to be a pretty nice day. Here's a photo recap.
|Jen & Keith, our always accommodating hosts|
|Ashley, Jake, & me-Being their aunt was one of the greatest parts of marrying Mike|
|Geoff & Ashley-They've been together almost as long as Mike & me!|
|Look at how tall Jake is! He's certainly catching up to Uncle Mike|
|The two Mikes enjoying the perfect weather!|
|Jen & Mono!|
|Me & Jen-Love her!|
After recovering a bit from yesterday's activities, Mike and I got going on some projects. On a whim, I bought a Topsy-Turvy planter while we were checking out of the Home Depot this morning. I figured I should probably take this garden thing nice and easy. In the midst of preparing my first "garden," Mike came into the back yard and said, "Um. I have some bad news. Some of your china broke. A shelf in the garage fell."
The good news: My coveted wedding china did NOT break.
The bad news: The shelf that fell in the garage held ALL of the leftover paint from our house.
The God-is-so-good news: Our recently paid-off Charger was NOT in its usual spot in the garage, so it was NOT covered in paint.
When all was said and done, it took us approximately 2 hours to clean up the paint, but there were so many blessings in the crisis, that neither of us really cared.
Once the paint was cleaned up (sorry no picture--we went into crazy cleaning mode as soon as it happened), I finished assembling my planter. Here are the before pictures. Here's hoping my heirloom tomatoes, basil, oregano, and parsley come in.
|This "little" project took WAY more time, energy & money than I thought it would...|
|Please, tomato plant, make this worth it! :)|