Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All Grown Up!

Alright, this post just goes to show everyone that we are officially "GROWN UPS"...

We received the wonderful honor of Yard of the Month for our neighborhood! hahahaha How awesome is that?!

When we bought our house a year and a half ago (time flies!!!), the inside had been gutted and redone and it was BEAUTIFUL! The outside, however, was extremely lacking! So, we have been hard at work ripping out old plants and planting new ones (some MANY times!), put in a sprinkler system, laid sod (several times!), and fertilized and watered the heck out of our yard. The grass and trees have been Anthony's projects, and the flower beds have been mine. Well, our hard work definitely paid off because of our new honor! Yay!!

When we saw the sign in our yard it did make me laugh REALLY hard because all I could think of was how old it made me feel... I mean, these are things our parents really like to get- not some young 27 year olds! Alas, it was actually a nice feeling and we are proudly displaying our sign! And Tex even posed for a pic with it!!

I am including some BEFORE and AFTER pics... There are two before pics... You can see the UGLY plants they had used and the mass chaos of them... You can also see the bare grass (seriously, it was so thin and spotty!) and the craziness of the trees (had they ever been trimmed?!)... In the after (the one with Tex posing!) you can see the difference (you can see how the light from the sun is even now!)! Yay!

BEFORES....


AFTER!

5 comments:

Justin and Julie said...

Such a difference! BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy basking in the glory of the Yard of the Month award! :)

Cara Jaggers said...

Congrats!!! All of your hard work paid off... and yes, we are getting very old!! :)

Leah said...

Way to go! The yard looks awesome! We always make fun of the yard of the month people in our neighborhood- but it is mainly because we are jealous and immature. :)

Christina said...

HUGE improvement! You guys deserve it...ton of work! I think Tex makes the yard look extra nice.

Michelle said...

Haha you guys ARE old! Jk, the yard really does look awesome! And Tex is so cute :) I can't wait to see you guys again soon!!! PS Thanks for posting a thing about voting for me :)