Monday, April 5, 2010
Spring has sprung (with a little sweat on our part)
2 tons of stone, 1 ton of sand, and 1 ton of dirt later and we have a whole new look to the front of the house! It was well worth the work and we will continue to add plants and other outdoor decorations as the summer continues. I also planted a willow tree and butterfly bush that Aunt Holly sent as a house warming present. We hope they both continue to grow! Unfortunately due to several ice storms a couple of years ago we have quite a few trees on the property that are now dead or mostly dead that will need to come down. We have three new evergreen saplings that will replace the trees that line the driveway that are dead but it will be many years till they are noticeable!
We still have a lot of plans for the house. A friend gave us a pool that will be putting up in early May and it will be tree removal day soon for Chet! We also are looking to add some patio furniture and maybe extend our kitchen deck. We are also getting excited for our 1 year anniversary next month! We plan to celebrate with lots of friends on Memorial day with a BBQ/House warming party! If you're in town, save the date to come eat, swim and end the night around the campfire! It was an exhausting weekend, but we got so much accomplished! Each day, I am watching it grow more and more green and at night the frogs serenade me from our creek. I absolutely love country living and this house has quickly become home! Stay tuned for pictures of the new furniture we ordered! It should be arriving in several deliveries over the next 2-8 weeks!