Happy Monday, friends!
Well, this week, it’s just the littles and me on Nantucket as yesterday, Andrew and the bigs flew back to McKinney for a few days for work and sports camps. Andrew was so sad to leave the island (and especially the weather!), but my teens were sure excited to go see their friends for a bit. The little girls though? The littles girls are ECSTATIC that we’ve gotten rid of those big two and now, the three of us can do whatever we want. Ha! They literally made a list. They took a sheet of paper and markers and made a list of things we need to do while they’re away. Needless to say, I’m about to be very busy 🙂 .
So many of you have asked to see our yard here on Nantucket, so that’s what’s on tap for today. Andrew and I are “yard people”. We love working in our yard, entertaining in our yard, watching TV outside on the patio, and just being in our yard. We love our yard in McKinney so very much, but we have also enjoyed this little space too. This fall, we’re going to modify the yard just a bit (extend the patio, etc), but for now, come on in and take a look.
Come on back, friends!
We’re really grateful for our lot. We have more space than most homes on our street around all four sides of the house. This has been a great place for the dogs and kiddos to play.
When Andrew and my dad brought up all of our furniture on the U-Haul that included the patio table and big pots (we like to buy these pots at Jackson’s Home and Garden in Dallas).
It also included those four blue chairs. You guys know how much we LOVE these chairs in McKinney (in red), well, we love them here too. They truly are the best outdoor bang for your buck!
We already had hydrangeas in the front, but we planted more in the back.
You gotta have a Solo Stove for s’mores!
And as crazy as it probably sound to my Texas friends, it’s cool enough here at night even in July that you need a heater too 😉 .
Since it’s daytime, the DFW lights aren’t turned on…
…but these belong here while the airport code for Nantucket…
…belongs in McKinney 😉 .
We bought our table and chairs at Restoration Hardware and the lanterns and pillows at Pottery Barn.
On this side of our house, we have a bike rack with six bikes for six Shulls 🙂 .
And on the other side of the house, we still have significant space with another outdoor porch and…the outdoor shower. So many of you have asked to see it. You guys, I’m going to miss it dearly. We have an outdoor shower in McKinney too, but I don’t take advantage of it like I have here (it’s not private, so you have to be careful when showering). This one though is private and perfect for six people coming and going from the beach and other outdoor activities.
Come on in…
I mean, pretty basic but the water pressure is amazing, and it can get nice and hot. Why is there a mirror in there? So that Andrew can shave!
I would have shown you the other side of the porch and yard, but those crazy kids had the scooters, bikes and total chaos out. I’ll save that for another day.
In the meantime…
If you want even more info on our yard, make sure you check out my 25 KEYS TO MAINTAINING OUR YARD…
…where Andrew and I go into detail over everything from our garden to how we water, drip lines, patio furniture and care…
…and so much more!
You can see that post HERE.
Also, make sure you check out…
Plus, if you’ve missed any of the other posts on our home on Nantucket, you can catch those below:
Now, I’m off for a fun day with my littlest loves. If I’m being honest, it feels wrong to be here right now without the other three. I don’t tend to get emotional or choked up about much, but when I came home from the airport yesterday, and they weren’t there but so many little remnants of them were all over the place, it really emphasized in my heart that this has turned into a home. We have “lived” here…all six of us…all together for almost two months. I don’t know if that will ever happen again, and I’ve truly enjoyed every minute of the togetherness.
See you tomorrow. xx