Monday, May 27, 2013


Happy Memorial Day everyone!  Such an inspirational and moving day for our country.  Hoping you are waving the flag high and bursting with pride for our beautiful country and those who serve to protect us!
We are working frantically on our patio project this weekend.  Let me show you what has happened since the last time I shared.  We can't take the credit for any of it, since we are having a contractor do the work for us!!!
 So many changes happening in our backyard......paver stones being installed

Retaining wall going in......

Built in seat wall taking shape.....

At 2:30 p.m. one afternoon, a truck pulled with the parts to our pavillion, and poof! Less than an hour later, the basic structure was up!

Awaiting a ceiling and roof....

Aaah, now we're talking! Awesome Douglas Fir ceiling......

Yesterday it was Mr.Bluebird's turn to work on our project, installing the metal roof.......

One side finished! By the end of the day he had three sides nearly complete.  Not bad considering a year ago he was awaiting back surgery and was reduced to using a walker to move around!

We had our contractor insert a "Packer" brick in our patio.  Mr. Bluebird was a construction manager for a huge remodel of Lambeau Field several years ago, and we were given this brick, which is an exact replica of one that is installed at Lambeau.The public can purchase a brick, which in turn helps fund some of the improvements.  We never really knew what to do with it, but now this is just perfect!!!!

Today is cold and rainy, but the weather guy keeps saying the skies are going to clear for awhile.  Hopefully that is true, because Mr. Bluebird has much to accomplish before our contractor comes back and finishes up their part.  We did find time to get away early this morning and picked out tile for the two outdoor serving bars we are installing, so the rain didn't totally put a damper on things!

As for me, I am staying inside working on the decor and tablepieces for a luncheon I am helping with for the school I work for.  Hope to have a post about THAT too, because I think it will be quite fun! It is a technology theme with giant cellphones and CD centerpieces.

Hope you have a blessed day with friends and family! God Bless America and all the many soliders who give so willingly to keep America safe and free.

Wishing you happiness,

Linking with:
Metamorphosis Monday
Make it Pretty Monday


  1. Wow!!!! That is beautiful. The roof is a perfect look. You will enjoy it for many years to come.
    Can't wait to see more.

    1. Thanks Earlene! We are nearly done, so it is really getting exciting!

  2. Coming along nicely, a great place for lunch and afternoon tea.

  3. Your back patio area is looking so nice!! I know you can't wait to sit out there and use it once it's finished. I love the gazebo part. The G brick that you added is a wonderful accent too!

    1. Oh thanks, Kelly! I am getting antsy to decorate it.

  4. How exciting! Lots of progress being made I can see you enjoying lots of days in your backyard in the not to distant future!

    1. It's been alot of fun Michelle. The process of picking everything out, etc. is always so exciting.

  5. Oh Jane, that is going to be beautiful! What a great outdoor space. Can't wait to see it all done either. Love the gazebo and what a good use for your Packer brick!

    1. Thanks Cecilia - we are making progress. I think it will look really nice when it is done!