Monday, May 2, 2011

weekend love.

There are a lot of perks to living on 2+ acres of land. The pups have the run of the mill and have a blast, it's private, and it's really serene. I love it! One of the draw backs of our yard? The countless oak trees and the messes they make! Those trees are a blessing and a curse all at once. Leaves, sticks, acorns. All that mess=lots of yard work for us.

Luckily it finally feels like spring in Little Rhody so we took advantage of the 60 degree temps and sunshine this weekend and put a {pretty big!} dent in the mess. Since we moved into the house in December, we didn't really know what the property would look like green. It's so fun seeing things bloom and pop up out of the ground!
I've always wanted a pink tree...well, we have one!
Another reason I can't totally hate on the oak trees? They are perfect for things like hammocks & tire swings. This is the newest addition to our yard...thank you hubs. I fell asleep out there for a bit yesterday afternoon...it.was.heaven! And the logs on the ground with the rope around them? A make shift table...perfect spot for an ice cold beverage :)

I mentioned the pups have a blast...and you know I can't leave them out. Case in point.
Don't they look so happy!?
puppy love.
Wheelbarrow rides!

Last evening after working hard in the yard all day, we rewarded ourselves with lobster on the grill. Delicious! I'm so looking forward to enjoying the rest of spring and summer in the yard and soaking up all this little house has to offer! So far, I'm loving it.

Did you get outside and enjoy the weekend?

28 comments:

Jocelyn said...

love the picture of the lobster and pup! sounds like a great weekend!

marissa from the boot said...

thats' such a great lobster shot! i bet it was delicious on the grill - i've always just steamed mine.
(lobster photos always remind me of annie hall!)

Joanna said...

LOOOOVE your pictures!!!

BelleinBows said...

What I would do to have that much land for my pup to play on! Pretty sure I would have 50 dogs. haha
I love these pictures.

Rorie said...

Looks like an absolutley fabulous weekend, and the hammock and the yard look amazing!! I didn't get to go out much but got a nice little sunburn from an early morning run.

Liz @ MaisonTwenty3 said...

What an amazing yard! Way jealous of your hammock, especially the little table hehe.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

ah! LOVE the hammock! those are the best :) i cant wait til we have some outdoor space. this weekend h and i did go on quite a few walks to some of our favorite garden shops. it was SO nice to see the sun! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Happiness Is... said...

I soooooo want a hammock and a huge yard. Looks fab!

modern jane said...

omg.. they are so cute! I have lobster tonight for supper.. is there anything better??

The Southland Life said...

Lobster, pretty flowers, a hammock and cute pups?!? WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

Ashley said...

love that pic of the pup and lobster! so cute. i had a poolside weekend - so much fun!

la petite coquine said...

Such a gorgeous yard-I miss my parents' all the time, living in the big city! Glad you guys enjoyed the weekend!

Ruby Girl said...

beautiful flowers! that hammock looks tempting! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Hanna said...

Hi Kristen, I am a follower of Jenni's blog and I just thought I would stop by and say hi!!
I am also an ICU nurse:) Good on ya for taking on the CT ICU! AT my old hospital in Brooklyn that was the roughest of the rough. I was in the surgical ICU!
Very nice to meet you. Lovely photos!

xoxo Hanna

Courtney B said...

Gorgeous!! Lucky girl :)
Just found your blog and I'm in love!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

fun pictures! found you via your guest post on jen's blog. you have a cute blog, girl :)

Val said...

Your blog is wonderful. New follower. =)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

ah! those puppies are too precious. the lobster's not bad either.

Maggy said...

Oh Rhode Island, how I miss you. Have you had a Dels yet???? I love that you're on 2 acres, living in the Denver suburbs people have NO YARDS and I grew up with a ton of land...ugh, can you tell I am a little jealous?? Following for sure!

Rachel said...

Love the dog pics...and of course the lobster.

Faith said...

what i would do for your yard! absolutely gorgeous! that hammock would be my bff ... you would never see me in the house, lol.

and your dogs? can they get any more adorable!!!

Leigh said...

Mocha is adorable! She looks alot like my puppy...what kind of dog is she?

Megan said...

i freaking cannot stand the cuteness going on in the puppy pictures. it kills me

emily said...

All of those puppy pictures are too cute. Loving the one with the lobster.

The Tiny Team said...

Gorgeous blog! I love that last lobster pic. He is ready for a fight!!

-Amy

Miss Lindsay said...

The wheelbarrow ride picture is SO cute ... and the lobsters haha.

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d.a.r. said...

Totally gorgeous!!

I love the puppy in a wheelbarrow shot!