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Crepes and gardening

These two items can only mean one thing…


Kevin treated me to a delectable breakfast of homemade crepes a few weeks ago. What a great way to kick off a weekend!

We decided to tackle a project we both really wanted to take care of but didn’t really want to do the grunt work…the garden.

It was looking a little run-down so we bought a few more plants and a whole lotta bags of wood chips to freshen up the place.

Beautiful, clear day

Lola, the headless doggie, out monitoring our progress

Spreading out the wood chips

One of our pretty new plants

Lola looking all majestic over the lavender

Giving kisses to the gardener 🙂

Spring is here!

We have been thoroughly enjoying the delightful spring weather (well, up until yesterday that is!)

Last week we took care of some gardening. The weeds were overgrown and taking over! We showed them who’s boss…

And we even found a cute little critter (we think it was a salamander!)

On Friday 4/9 we made the most of my furlough day and took a trip to Fort Funston, which is basically dog heaven.

Lola enjoying the views off the cliff

Let’s just say we kept our eyes on the sky

The extremely steep climb down the cliff to the beach! It was kind of comical watching the dog walkers trying to walk 5+ dogs on leash down this hill (or back up the hill).

Lola is a huge fan of the water, even the cold SF ocean water!

Lola’s one happy pup!

And then we had to climb back UP the hill…

A very satisfied Lola (she rarely sleeps in the car, so we knew we did a job well done)

On Saturday 4/10 Jessie hosted her first-ever Game Night (right up our alley!)

It was a potluck and we feasted that night!

We brought just a few of our many games–Balderdash, Taboo and Apples to Apples.

Cathy trying to get Team Intuition to guess her word, and Josh ready to “zap” her if she said one of the off-limits words.

Kevin, Jessie P. and Lisa R.

Jessie working hard to get her team to guess her word! And can you tell I loved being the “zapper”? 😉

A reenactment of some fun Taboo moments

Jessie’s game night was a total success! Good games, good food and good company. 🙂

Gardening with Lola

Yesterday Kevin and I went to Flowercraft Garden Store near our apartment to pick up some more plants and luckily they were having a 75% off sale on a ton of plants, so we got six plants for $7! Sure can’t beat that. So this morning Kevin and I planted them and our garden is finally starting to look full!

I love snapdragons so we’ve got a couple of those in our garden along with a lavender plant (another one of my favorites) and some grasses.

We lined the bed with hanging rosemary plants that we hope will add a nice fragrant touch to the garden and will hang over the side of the wall one day. In the background of this picture is our vegetable garden (behind the chicken wire/wood stakes). It just looks like a patch of dirt now so I didn’t add a picture here. But we’ve got a tomato plant, jalepeno peppers, basil, zucchini, carrots, romaine lettuce and spinach…yum!
Lola loves it when mom and dad are out hanging in the garden with her, especially because of the hose! She is absolutely a water-lovin’ dog, as you can see in the pictures and videos below!

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We love our apartment for many reasons, but having a backyard almost completely to ourselves is definitely one of the biggest pluses, hands-down. A few weeks ago I spent an afternoon weeding the overgrown area. Today we went to Home Depot and bought some plants and veggies and got started on our garden! Kevin spent the whole time digging up a huge root and I spent the whole time turning the soil to get ready for us to plant our plants. The dirt is really hard, so it definitely wasn’t an easy task! I only got through half of the area, but hopefully we’ll finish the rest this weekend. While digging, I came across a neat little treasure. I found an old comic book that had been buried underground for who knows how long. We kind of felt like archaeologists sifting through the old torn pieces and trying to figure out what comic it was and from what time. Just makes you wonder whose comic book it used to be!

Kevin getting to work!

Showing off the work I did…it doesn’t look like much but I swear it was!

So after working hard all afternoon and being exhausted, I tried to sit down next to Lola and ended up falling on my butt! So Lola took advantage of the opportunity to lick my face and I’m laughing as a result.

Part of the comic book we discovered, kind of looks like an Archie comic! Click on the photos for better detail, it’s pretty cool to look at up close