Sunday, June 18, 2006

Best Weekend Ever

As the title indicates, I had the best weekend ever.

Saturday morning: Was able to put the final touches on the garden arbor/swing project I mentioned in these posts. Here are the before and after pictures.

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Saturday afternoon my brother Rick and my parents came down from Duluth to spend the rest of the weekend with us.

We started the afternoon celebrating my son's 14th birthday. Then on Saturday night Rick and the folks braved a night out to watch The Receders rock the house at a local nightclub. Nothing says "you rock" like having your parents flick on their lighters and give you the three-finger "rock-n-roll" salute during Frampton's Do You Feel Like We Do keyboard solo.

Sunday was a day sent from heaven. My lovely wife was the perfect host to my dad and I on Father's Day, spoiling us rotten with all of our favorite meals and desserts. Later in the afternoon Rick and I took the kids to a local swimming hole (an old granite quarry) and had a most excellent time jumping off the cliffs and basking in the sun.

My fearless daughter in perfect form making her first of many jumps.










My brand new 14 year-old in mid flight.







My three kids (forward) doing the thing they do best. Nothing!






So now you can see why it was such an awesome weekend.

Well, gotta go, time to get ready for bed so I can get up early and get back to work. Yay.

10 comments:

Linda said...

That really does sound like a perfect weekend! Looks like the weather was awesome and I have to say, your arbor rocks. Tres chic. And I'm sure very well built. :-)

Ashley said...

Wow, the garden looks beautiful. You weren't kidding when you said that your wife was an artist.

Harmonica Man said...

Thanks, both of you. I'll post an update pic in a few weeks. It should be pretty happ'nen by then.

wendy boucher said...

I'm all drooly over that garden. It's really beautiful. And the swim pix are awesome. Glad your Father's Day was perfect.

My hubby spent Father's Day with us in transit from AZ back to FL. Girlie was exhausted and cranky and the flight was crowded. We gave him cards but he wasn't really happy until we told him that we'd make him breakfast in bed next weekend. Of course I'll let Girlie cook and he may get cold weiners and cheerios. Heh, heh.

Mooselet said...

The water looks inviting, but I bet it was a mite chilly. My invitation still stands for free room and board in Australia in exchange for a little landscaping like that. Glad you had such a good weekend.

It's okay, Sweetie said...

Holy HGTV batman! I did a double take over your yard! Do you make housecalls??

Chanakin said...

Nice job!

Did you ever think of applying to HGTV?

You can do stuff like that day after day after day after day.....

Schnozz said...

The lighting in the second photo is pure magic. Well, and the fabulous gardening, of course!

Harmonica Man said...

wendy - Mmm, cold weiners and Cheerios. A breakfast only a daddy could love.

mooselet - Actually the water is very warm, as long as you don't go deeper than about 6 feet or so. After that you hit a wall of ice cold water.

it's ok/chanakin - My wife thanks you both. I'll have to take a quick stroll around the property and take some pictures of all her wonderful gardens and post them later.

schnozz - Yeah, they turned out very different. It was a sunnier day, had just rained for 3 days and I was using a different camera, but I like the stark contrast.

B. M. Lee said...

Oh thanks dad for not putting my picture of jumping off the cliff in there. Just kidding. The pictures turned out well though.