We are working hard to get our home and yard ready for out-of-state family to arrive next week. Lots of cleaning, sorting, tossing, donating, fluffing going on. My sweetheart has been working very hard on a project that needed to be done now at my dear little mother's home. Last evening was the first time he was able to do much here at home. He had big plans for this past weekend but with our exceptionally high temperatures then it was wise that he didn't work outside. After dinner last night we worked together to set up our patio and have it ready for this weekend, our guests next week and the summer ahead. After we had accomplished what we could last night we sat and enjoyed the results. You just get a sneak peek. The rest of the back yard is not ready to show yet. There is more to be done. Much more.
We added new cushions and umbrella to the patio set this year and a wonderful outdoor fireplace that delights my heart. I had been looking for just the perfect one. Something that captured my imagination and said, 'That's it!' I found it several weeks ago. Last night my sweetheart set it up and put it in place. Then he lit a fire (on a fairly warm night). We sat back to enjoy. And we did.
The new umbrella came with little lights installed on it. The display model in the store didn't have the lights on but I knew it would be a fun feature.I thought the lights were white. Imagine my surprise when I flipped the little switch and discovered. . . they are blue! Perfect. My color.We added a sweet little candle. . .And sat back to enjoy the night-time quiet just outside the door of our sweet little home. There will be many more evenings spent outside with our lights and candles and fireglow. Some will be shared with family and friends. At times it will be just the two of us. No matter who joins us we know we will relax here often. And enjoy it together. In the glow of light. Night light.