A Low-Key Week

I have a feeling we’re in the midst of the calm before the storm right now. It’s a bit strange for us to not be overwhelmingly busy. We call the months of May, October and early November our “shoulder season” because it’s sort of the gap between our always busy summer and winter. I think this is our last weekend of calm before the summer craze kicks in.

This past week has been very low-key as we have been nursing Alex back to health after his bike accident. We had another great training session with our dog trainer and then kicked off the weekend with an early Saturday morning trip to the dog park.

Dog Park days are back!

Dog Park days are back!

 

This week we hired a landscaping/lawn service company to help us in our yard. The timing of us hiring them couldn’t have been better since Alex is unable to mow the lawn with his broken wrist. We had them pull out all of the crabgrass and weeds in our yard and level off the yard with new topsoil then re-seed. We will be having them mow our lawn, trim our hedge and keep up with basic lawn maintenance while we’re away this summer so we thought it would be good to give them a shot early on in the season to get our yard looking nice.

Here is what our backyard looks like right now... I am hoping we get a good combo of sun and rain over the next few weeks to jumpstart the grass seed.

Here is what our backyard looks like right now… I am hoping we get a good combo of sun and rain over the next few weeks to jumpstart the grass seed.

Our rhododendrons, azaleas, peonies and roses are all on the cusp of blooming. I can’t wait to see what our yard looks like this summer! Maybe next year we won’t have to put so much into it to make it look nice?

Hoping for some blooms in the next day or two!

Hoping for some blooms in the next day or two!

We have a summer full of weddings, our monthlong trip to Europe, a few weekend getaways in the Pacific Northwest and a couple bachelor/bachelorette parties to look forward to. I am trying to get ahead of the game and plan as much as I can right now. Our Europe plans are really coming together and we are getting more and more excited as the trip is getting closer. We have an extremely busy year coming up so right now I am just enjoying the rare moments of solitude. Who knows, I might even just curl up and read a book this weekend!?

A great morning playing ball at the park with Jackson.

We enjoyed a few great mornings playing ball at the park with Jackson this week.