Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Our Yard..

We have lots of dreams and plans for our backyard...
This is a before picture of the view from the back of the yard.
Here's the after..we trimmed those poor trees a bit.
..Now it seems like they can breathe better!

Here's a before of our tree that lives on the left side of the yard.
I don't understand the placement of the shrubs..they will have to go
- we just haven't gotten there yet!
This is another before picture of the area

And now the after..
He still needs more trimming but already looks sooo much better!
This is my goofy paint doodle lol
We'd love to have a pool to cool off in and enjoy, me and Sher both love swimming..
So we are dreaming of placing it long ways in the yard and having a pergola at the far end.
More trees are also on the wish list with many others such as roses, a fountain, hydrangeas.. etc.

I love this picture...I envision our pool something like this:

Surrounded by a walkway leading from the patio to the pool in either something like this:

or this:

then I'd have my Honey build some nice furniture to relax on...
Perhaps a swing somewhere in the yard?..

Sher is dreaming if a we will definitely have to put one under a tree
Hey maybe someday a dog too!! haha..a cocker spaniel though :-D
Our patio is gonna need some furniture also, thank God I can "order" whatever I like from Sher :0)
These are some inspiration photos for our backyard..
I miss we will be putting some in eventually and we can't wait!
this is a GORGEOUS inspiration photo I saw here on the blog Oliveaux
It's so beautiful, and such an inspiration, it just makes my heart sing.
I LOVE this photo also ..we want to put in some lanterns too, maybe one on each column of the patio and then some around the yard because at night it is pitch black out there!

*sigh* I am SO looking forward to enjoying this yard once we get it a little greener, and get rid of the sharp rocks lol..Just to walk on grass again would be a dream for us :0)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rest In Peace

I Love You Michael Jackson...
I can't remember a time that I didn't love Michael,
some of my earliest memories revolve around him..

I remember when I was in first grade that I had my own pair of glitter socks and would wear them every single day until I just wore them out.

He had such a gorgeous smile..

When I saw him dance in Smooth Criminal I just thought he was pure MAGIC!! ...How could he lean like that?? Haha it just boggled my mind :0)...

Me and my sister would even sometimes wear that curl running down the middle of our faces, just like Michael...

I will never tire of watching him dance...he was like no other..
and there will never be another like him..

I still can't believe it...
I love you Michael, thank you for all the wonderful memories..I know you are happy and free now..I will never ever forget you..
I pray for God to watch over your children.

Let's all continue to try and make this world a better place...
We Had Him:
Beloveds, now we know that we know nothing
Now that our bright and shining star can slip away from our fingertips like a puff of summer wind
Without notice, our dear love
can escape our doting embrace
Sing our songs among the stars and and walk our dances across the face of the moon
In the instant we learn
that Michael is gone - we know nothing
No clocks can tell our time and no oceans can rush our tides
With the abrupt absence of our treasure
Though we are many, each of us is achingly alone
Piercingly alone
Only when we confess our confusion can we remember that he was a gift to us and we did have him
He came to us from the Creator, trailing creativity in abundance
Despite the anguish of life he was sheathed in mother
love and family love and survived and did not more than that
He thrived with passion and compassion, humor and style
We had him
Whether we knew who he was or did not know, he was our's
and we were his
We had him
Beautiful, delighting our eyes
He raked his hat slant over his brow and took a pose on his toes for all of us and we laughed and stomped our feet for him
We were enchanted with his passion because he held nothing
He gave us all he had been given
Today in Tokyo, beneath the Eiffel Tower, in Ghana's Blackstar
Square, in Johannesburg, in Pittsburgh, in Birmingham, Alabama and Birmingham England, we are missing Michael Jackson
But we do know that we had him
And we are the world.

~Maya Angelou