Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Martin Family Trip to Costco

 Whenever entering one of those big box stores, did you ever notice that you have to either walk by or through the electronics section? Well, when you have a husband who LOVES electronics, this walk can be a very long and painful one. Tyler and I have been together now for about seven years, and everytime we go to one of these stores, he is very good, and looks but has never bought. In a recent trip however, after that long wait, I told Tyler to pick out what he wanted and we would buy it and voila the results are below.

I have to admit that after watching TV on a 25" tube television, the 42" flat screen is pretty awesome. I know nothing else beyond that on televisions, I just know my favorite shows look and sound amazing. I know however that Tyler is looking forward to football season even more now because of this purchase.

And while Tyler got a TV, I had to buy myself something as well, and this beauty now hangs in my backyard:

Compliments to the lady at Costco that pointed out that there was quite a difference in what husband and wife "picked up" while shopping... wasn't sure if Ty noticed!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome Spring!

 Spring is finally here! After a very long and very cold winter, it was nice to have some temps in the 60s this past weekend in Baltimore. It meant that we got to spend some wonderful time outside, and we cleaned up the "garden" out front as well. Living in the city, you take what you can get.

So after months of fighting with the city, we finally got them to come out and plant a tree in the empty tree box in front of our house. To clean it up a little bit, we planted some hosta and put down some soil and mulch. Now if only the little doggies in the neighborhood can stay out. And big big thanks to Mama Rogers for her help. I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to gardening.

We also got some wonderful flower pots (again courtesy of Mama Rogers) and planted some flowers in front of the house. Pansies on the left, and I have no idea what I planted on the right. Just know that it said that it was very hardy and could take the heat and direct sunshine which we definitely get. Definitely something nice to come home to everyday!