Wednesday, August 5, 2009

First Pool Party and More Landscaping

I have been so busy that I fell a day behind in days. I thought it was only Tuesday today so I published a post for a Tues. meme late last night. LOL! Then I saw Outdoor Wed. posts today and checked the date. Anyway, Susan of http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/faithfully hosts OW every Wed. and I am truly grateful for that so please visit her blog and other participants". You'll be glad you did.
Part of why I have been so busy was I was traveling last weekend and then had to prepare for a luncheon pool party Monday. John invited some parents with kids and if the parents were working, to send the kids with their babysitters and that is what happened. AJ is vacationing here until before her school starts on the 24th and he wanted her to be able to play with some kids. Of course, parties are followed by lots of cleaning afterwards. We had 12 kids altogether and here are some of them.
They had a lot of fun.
AJ looks like she is resting on the sun ledge,

I moved some of the potted plants from the front porch and I am not done yet.
See the big clock on the wall? We bought it from Walmart and we hang it there so John can watch the time when he comes home to swim at noon and have to go back to work.

The little fountain is back working.
The big fountain is back working too.
Turbo seat
Our house is situated on a hill so you can see our neighbors down below. We are in a corner and only have 1 neighbor behind, right at the very corner of the yard and they are so low so we really do have a lot of privacy by the pool which is so nice. Most of the yard is backed by a deep creek.
This area where the table sits is where we are going to add a jacuzzi. Do you see our 2 raised veggie garden. With the added dirt and deck, they are not that raised anymore, at least from this side.
grape vine....do you spot the little grapes?

The pool guys are still working on the wet deck. The cement was poured yesterday.
Remember our arbor that I showed a long time ago? The jazmines are climbing and almost meeting in the center. I bought a narrow and tall iron table to go in b/w the bench seats. Can you enlarge the pic and advice me if I should leave it as is or paint it black? I took out the seat cushions cause the guys are working around there and I don't want them to get muddy.
Do you see me at the bottom on the right side working in the garden? Right behind me where the dirt that was dug out for the pool was placed, is where the gazebo is going. They finally leveled it off yesterday so now I can call for its delivery.
This is the terraced garden that I am working on. I have to start all over again b/c most of it was messed up when they were building the pool. Half of the plants died, some buried under dirt and cement.
I added these steps yesterday so I can easily go down
the slope. Now, we have to add sod around them. I just love and really enjoy the view from my office now.
Thanks Susan, for another outdoor Wed. fun and thank you all for coming. I hope you enjoyed the visit!

23 comments:

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a fun place for your party!!

Your yard is coming along so beautifully... has been fun watching the transformation.

Keep this coming!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your yard is going to be so beautiful...the pool looks like so much fun...good luck with the finish work....

Regina said...

Nice and gorgeous place.

downhomeliving said...

I love your back yard it's like a nice hotel resort. Just gorgeous.

Blessings,

Linda

Just Breathe said...

Your yard is so beautiful. Enjoy!

Cindy J. said...

Oh looks like I can leave a comment today! Christine..everything is sooo wonderful... love all of these different views.. Hope you are getting some rest. Love, Cindy

KBeau said...

Everything looks like it's coming together. Your pool is just beautiful.

prof en retraite said...

Oh Christine! Everything looks so pretty! You have made a lot of progress! How much fun to have a pool party for AJ! It looks like the kids had a great time. I know they must have loved that slide!! Have you been down it yet? I'd go every day when no one was around! lol Happy OW...hugs...Debbie

Justine said...

Christine, everything is looking so tropical and beautiful! In my opinion, I wouldn't paint the table black. I like the way it looks natural, blending in.

Justine :o )

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a beautiful home and yard you have. And what a wonderful vacation AJ is having!

(I know I must have said this somewhere amongst my many comments I have left :o)... but how great it has been to get to know you through the blog world!)

Blessings & Aloha!
& Mahalo (Hawaiian) (Maraming Salamat)
for a such fun posts!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Girlfriend, I'm so sorry about being so late to get over to your place for a visit...more home projects and less blogging time!

Anyway...I went back 3 posts to get caught up...hehe! First of all let me say...welcome home! A little late, but better late than never! I'm so sorry about your flight home...you and AJ were both so patient...I can't believe the run around that they gave you...what a mess! I bet you were soooo happy to be walking through the doors of your home! And...only to find all of that fabulous Polish pottery waiting for you! Girlfriend, it's gorgeous!!! Like I told you before, I've been eyeing all that pretty blue and bright colors of the Polish pottery! You really got some nice pieces! Can't wait to see it on your table!!!

Now...let's talk about your fabulous pool and patio!!! Girlfriend, it has come along way since I seen it last! It's just gorgeous and it looks like so much fun!!! Wished I were there...I would love to take a dip in it! I just love all of your poolside furniture...beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I know that you've just been "itching" to get out there and play...it's looking spectacular! I love all the areas around the pool too! So sorry that you lost your flower beds...but the terraced gardens are going to be lovely! Ohhh...and I just love that pretty little iron table that you added under the arbor! My friend, it's all soooo pretty! You must be very pleased!!!

My friend, I've written a book! I'm so glad that you made it safely back home! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Florida Sue said...

I love your pool Christine. We have the turbo seats in our spa, and it does wonders for aching joints. The party looks like it was great fun. I can't wait to see your gardens when you have the project complete. If you are like me though, it will never be finished.

Beth at Aunties said...

Christine,
Your pool area is turning out so beautiful! Each time I see more improvements and finished projects I get very excited for you!
I bet the kids had a ball!

Beth~♥

Shelia said...

Hi Most Beautiful Christine! OH, how sweet to have all of the children over for a pool party! They're so cute! You pool area is just gorgeous as is every thing else you own! Everything is looking so nice! I think I remember when you got the large fountain and you posted about it on RMS, didn't you? I love it! Love your office view, too! You're one beautiful, sweet blessed lady! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I know the kiddo's had a great time, Christine. What a gorgeous place you have!!

Chandy said...

Yay! You've got your pool, Christine and it looks like everyone's loving it, too! I was able to post my TT and visit some of you, but I'll be in and out since we're down to one comp and the teen needs it for "before school" stuff.

Glad to be able to stop by today, computer's still on the fritz!

Tomarie said...

These pics are just beautiful C! Wow!!!!! I'm so happy for you! L~

food with style said...

oh how i love your arbor... what a fun yard you have!

Katherinellen said...

Christine,
Oh my...Just Beautiful place you have...Your home and your arbor,pool,flowers...everything...I hear you are from the South...evern better...do you live in MS. If I live close to you...I could come and sit at your new arbor which I called it "Paradise" Just gonna be gorgeous when they are done... I live in Laure,MS If you visit my blog you will see the Mississippi Magnolia Belle...by Lady Katherine. We are going to get together one day when Katherine is better...Thanks for stopping by...I love the Yellow mellon better than red...they are sweeter. Love your grapesvine...the grapes look Mmmm! Have a wonderful vacation with AJ...Hope he having a great time before school start. Smiles & Hugs Katherinellen...I usually participate in Outdoor Wednesday...haven't had time to blog...been busy with other projects...:D

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Everything is really looking great Christine. I bet when it's time to go home, AJ's not going to want to leave-she must be having a blast. Love that view from the office window. Can't wait to see the gazebo. laurie

Katherinellen said...

Christine,
Laurel is about 30 minutes North of Hatttiesburg on Hwy.59 I hve a friend who go to my church...she is a 1st grades teacher and she been living here about a year. She is from Natchez....Jennifer Ratliff... You might know her parents(Mike and Vickie)...she has twin sister Jessica. She ask mi to come with her and other friends to visit for one day...but couldn't come...planning to go up for visit one day to meet her family. Can't wait till we all meet together...Have a wonderful weekends..Smiles and Hugs...Katherinellen

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Cecile said...

I love the place and it really is spacious and the landscaping work is really amazing. The place is so relaxing and the travel is really worth it. There are a lot of things to do here aside from swimming.

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