As I mentioned in an earlier post, we finally got our patio table and chair set put together. July was a scorcher, but August has been absolutely lovely so far, and we've taken advantage of it by eating a few meals on our back deck already. A couple mornings ago I started my day out there with my bible and a cup of coffee. It was so peaceful.
Gilbert likes hanging out on the deck with us too. Especially when things like this fall out of the tree.
|I moved it up to the railing to save it from being pawed to death.|
|the back deck is also the perfect location for making sun tea!|
|french toast and bacon for supper one night, and iced coffee in a mason jar. YUM!|
|last night we strung lights on the awesome arbor that ryan and my dad made for some added ambiance. warm light makes everything more inviting, don't you agree?|
|little lanterns left over from our wedding, and of course I'm putting all my mason jars to use wherever I can!|
|this pretty little thing was a gift from my mom for my birthday. love it. it's also my favorite color.|
|the birdbath was also a birthday gift. I'm not sure if the birds have discovered it yet, but Gilbert has. :) He thinks it was put there for him to drink out of.|
so it's a work in progress, but it's coming together! I'm hoping to host a little back deck party before the end of the summer. Our next big project is to work on taming the jungle that is our backyard. That will be fun.
Now, I must go do some ironing that I've been putting off. If I had to pick one of my least favorite household chores, that would be it.