Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Have Two Christmas Trees

We (when I say 'we', I mostly mean Jake) have been very busy around here doing a lot of stuff in the yard. Thanks to a very generous gift certificate to a local nursery from Jake's boss and his wife (Thanks Andy and Heidi!!!), we were able to get TEN trees for our yard! I am so excited about our trees. We got four Poplars, two Canada Red Cherries, two Elms and two Spruce trees (Sierra is so excited to have two Christmas trees in her yard). I love my trees! I could just sit and stare at them all day. It adds so much character to our yard. They are already quite big and beautiful!

Next is our walkway. We weren't sure what we wanted to do. We originally wanted to get some nice stones and place them in like bricks. Well, the stones we picked out would have cost us $600! No way! So, we priced out the cheapest bricks - $300 - still no way! Well, I noticed a bunch of old broken up concrete down the street from our house. So we took a bunch and set them out for the walkway to see how it would look. It worked! Free! Can't really beat that - especially when you have other things to spend your money on. We are going to plant grass in between all of the concrete. You can sort of tell it is concrete but it still looks nice. It will look really nice once we get some flower beds, bushes and green grass.

Our fence. Jake has been working hard digging all the holes all by himself and packing all the dirt back in. It is definately a project in itself, but will look so nice when it is done. It will be the split rail type of fence. I can't wait until it is finished. I can't wait until the whole yard is finished! Thanks Jake for all your hard work!!!!


Tami said...

WOW- it looks so great! I love it.
I need to come see the inside now.

Nikki said...

Wow it looks so cute. We will make it up to check it out sometime soon.

Lena said...

Beautiful! You guys (Jake) have been really busy! How does he find the time?

Deb said...

I agree with Tami - WOW! It looks great. I know what you mean about the "we" projects. Daryl is very generous when he says, "we are remodeling the house." I am a pretty good cheerleader! (Although I do carry my share of stuff upstairs and down!)

Lora Lovell said...

WoW! Jake is really impressive! I love your guys' trees! I too would be excited about the "christmas" trees...those are my favorite in our yard (makes me feel like I am in the mountains) LOL. And free is always good! Can't wait to see more updates! Looking good!!