Friday, June 24, 2011

Yard Work

We got to rent our house for cheap with the expectation that we would take care of the yard.  It has been an adventure!  One of our shrubs has been dying, and today, Chris put an end to its misery!  Now, our side planter looks much better and healthier!  Yay!  He got pretty messy while doing it, though . . .

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer!

It is summer, and we are loving it.  Chris is teaching summer school the first three days of the week (That means long weekend every weekend--hurray!).  He is also taking classes for his master's program.  I am keeping busy, and doing things that I have been putting off through the school year.  I have been scrapbooking, and babysitting my niece and nephews.  We love summer!

Andrea running the Utah Valley 1/2 marathon.  She did awesome!  She has actually inspired Chris to start training to run.  Cool.

I babysat my niece and nephews one day for my brother and sister-in-law.  We played in the sprinkler, which was WAY fun!  At one point, I decided not to put the little one, Charlie, in his swimsuit.  And he ended up being the one who soaked himself the most with water.  Anna and Max played the "let's see how close we can get to the sprinkler without getting wet" game.  Charlie played the "let's see how wet I can get" game.  Fun times.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bargain shoppers

Ever since we moved into our new place, we have used a card table as our dining room table.  So we really wanted a good dining room table.  We have been hunting ever since we moved, and had decided that we wanted a round one.  We went to RC Willey a few weeks ago, and found the PERFECT dining room set for $850--not the perfect price.
On Memorial Day, we stopped by the South Jordan RC Willey outlet store, on a whim.  We found the EXACT dining room table.  FOR $148!!  So we bought it.
While Chris was picking it up with his Explorer, I went to the DownEast Outfitter store.  I found chairs for $52 each because they had been discounted.  But they were having a 30% off sale.  So they were $36 each.  We bought six.  And they match perfectly!
So we got a dining room set that was originally $850 for under $300.  Sweet!  That makes us love it even more!