Thursday, June 28, 2012

BIG weekend ahead!!

The upcoming weekend is huge! I'm so excited about everything that is coming up.  Kelsey's wedding festivities start tomorrow morning and her wedding is on Saturday.  But, at the same time, we're getting a truck load of grass delivered on Friday!
Me and Kelsey at her bridal shower
I can't believe this weekend is finally here for Kelsey and Brandon.  Tonight I'm picking up my bridesmaid dress from the tailor. Friday we have the bridal luncheon at Caffe Luna, which will be delish, I love that place.  Then, the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner at 18 Seaboard are later Friday night! Saturday we will start getting ready pretty early and I'm super excited to spend the day with Kelsey, her family and the rest of the bridesmaids. Her reception is at The State Club, where we had our reception, so I know it will be an amazing event. I can't wait to see all of the details that she's been working on! Sweet Memories is even doing the cake... yum, can't wait!!

We were originally going to also getting 9 pallets of Emerald Zoysiagrass sod delivered tomorrow. But now we're pushing it back a little to early next week. We've got the yard all prepped and we're ready to put down the grass.  It was seriously a ton of work to get it to where we are now, but so worth it.  They say that getting your grass to thrive after installation is all about the prep and we really have taken that to heart.
Our current yard, ready for sod!
That's a picture of what it looks like right now. It looks kind of rough, but I know it will be a good base for the sod. Let's just hope the weather doesn't burn it all up. We're planning to go crazy watering it to get it through the hot days ahead. I think it will be fine, it will just take a lot of effort to get it to take root. I can't wait to post pictures of the lush green grass!
Emerald Zoysia grass we're getting 
Speaking of weather, I can't believe how insane it is that all of these things are just happening to land on a temperature record breaking weekend. If we install the grass on Tuesday or Wednesday, I think the heat will be mostly over, so the grass should live! Let's hope we stay cool at the wedding though!
I'll be back next week with a recap of the wedding, lots of pictures hopefully, and pictures of our yard! :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'm still here!

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while! Things have been really busy at work and home recently, I just haven't had as much time to blog. So, I figured I'd do a quick post to update you on what we've been up to recently.

Two weekends ago I went on my friend Kelsey's bachelorette party weekend in Wilmington. It was a ton of fun and really great to get away and relax.

Last weekend, Kevin and I went to the beach since he didn't get to go the weekend before. ;) We were also celebrating the craziness at his work finally being over... so happy to be back to normal schedules!

Next Monday is my birthday, but I will be spending it in Salt Lake City for a conference for work.  So, we're going out this Friday to celebrate with my friends. I'm super excited and we're going to try a new restaurant in Raleigh, ORO.  It's tapas style, which should be interesting and hopefully that means we will get to try a lot of different dishes. 

Saturday, we are taking a big step and tilling up our yard in preparation for new sod! We have already started killing the grass and weed mixture that was there... which should make the process much easier and stop the weeds from coming back.  I will make a separate post detailing the process and before and after pictures. I can't wait to get our new grass, I think it will really help improve our curb appeal! Here's a picture of our grass right now, can't wait for it to be gone ;)

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