Before and After: Rock haul

Another day of roughing it in the outdoors, and by that, I mean my backyard…..

The first day, I worked on the dirt, and the rock.

and QUICKLY realized I didn’t have enough rocks. (8 bags…what were you thinking Kristen)

P1070676Day two: more dirt

back to home depot today to get it finished

I have the before and after pictures.

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of course they do not look THAT impressive, and don’t show the amount of sweat and how many hours this took.BUT I did this project all by myself, and that I am EXTREMELY proud of 🙂

P1070691YEA  ME! haha

Question for you:

Do you mind doing yard work?


Relaxing evening after muscle building

I am having a nice relaxing evening over here. And that  is for two different reason’s: Angela’s workout, and working for 3 hours in the yard

First, I headed to the gym


for 30 minutes on the elliptical while reading this


I also brought along Angela’s workout found here. And let me tell you, my legs were were burning!

I did all three rounds (although, I only wanted to do two angela haha) BUT I worked out with the big boy today. Instead of being in the little corner, I went over with all the big guys. And my sweaty mess did pretty well haha

I didn’t even shower, because it was time to work outside.

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It is a slow process of leveling out the ground and adding rock, and I got so muddy I felt like I was in a mud run (oh did I mention it was drizzling)


After cleaning up and hanging out with Andrew, I am now relaxing with the movie OZ.


Has anyone seen this yet? Since the Wizard of Oz is my ALL TIME favorite movie, I might be alittle critical.

Question for you:

What is your favorite movie? Or one of them?

Staying Busy

Things have been a bit crazy and a little bit of a roller coaster over here.

due to my tears, I tried to stay busy, and my mom was a big help

It was in the 80s here in st louis!!! So I took the beautiful weather as an opportunity to attack the back yard

This is the only backyard BEFORE picture I could find…

I took out all the wood, and started leveling the ground.

And I did it all by myself! YEA for strong ladies!! (covered in dirt haha)

My mom, Andrew, and I all went shopping at the GAP outlet. I got two pairs of pants and vest for me.

Andrew’s vest is green. doesn’t it look about my size?!?!! geez. he is getting so big

Question for you:
What are you doing this weekend?

What do you do to stay busy?