Thursday, April 30, 2009

Planting vegetables

We made these nifty vegetable bins out of galvanized steel buckets from Home Depot and some casters, so we can wheel them around to the sunny spots on the porch, and eventually take them to the firehouse when we move.

Firehouse updates

Those contractors have been working hard!

Our new fancy water heater:

Our new boiler:

Our new radiant floor panels:

Firehouse landscaping

We decided to trim the bushes and do some raking before the neighbors complain about our unkempt property.

Tony's raking face:

This was apparently my last hoorah with the power tools, at least until after the baby shows up.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tony's proposal

Tony totally knocked my socks off with a surprise proposal last Sunday (the 12th). He hid the ring at the firehouse (in a plumbing ditch), and after asking 'what's that?', he got down on one knee and asked if I would be his fiance. I said yes of course- his amazingness has overridden my skepticism about marriage. He said he would wear me down and he did!

The ring is a little big- we'll get one that goes on my finger instead of my thumb this week.

Afterwards, we put together an Ikea sink cabinet for the kid's bathroom, which took for-ever!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Baby Shower April 5 2009

All our good friends came over for a baby shower brunch on Sunday. It was great to catch up with folks we haven't seen in a while! And thanks to everyone for such awesome baby stuff- our friends have such good taste:)

A handmade monkey blanket from Tiff- so cute!

A monster from the monster factory:

Doris and Eliza having an intense conversation:

Our baby instruction magnets:

Barb and Doris looking springy:

Our house was full of flowers:

Lynn and Susan:

Doris, Cathy, and Ann:

Nicole and Pete:

John and Stef- get ready, you're next!