Saturday, May 9, 2009

The paradise is coming together!


This flower has started to spring up and I have no recollection of planting it, but its so gorgeous!


So when Quinn and I were in the market to buy a house we were so excited to enter that stage of life that we were a little lax on our standards, don't get me wrong, I adore our house, but the yard was a little bit (or a lot a bit) lacking. When we moved in, the house sat on a dirt field filled with weeds. It was horrible! Our back yard had a pyracantha bush that was literally fifty feet long and twenty feet thick. It was thorny and ugly and just bad news. (thanks to those that we guilted into helping us rip that monster out, I know some of you still have scars!) But this did not deter Quinn. He could envision his "paradise". Well three years later we are on our way! I am so Proud of Quinn! He really has worked so hard on the house. He put in a sprinkling system, with some help from a neighbor and his dad, which was incredibly hard work in the middle of a hot summer. He dug the trenches, got the fixtures, the wiring, everything. Then he put down truck load after truck load of manure to make sure the sod took. Then he laid sod and seed until we actually could say we had a Lawn. I wish I would have taken before and after pictures, it was so gross. We added a new Vinyl fence, thanks to a chain link climbing, little black dog. Also we painted our house, it was pink brick before, and I have been told by many people that they hate the "black", but I like it. Yes, it is quite a bit darker than I planned, it was suppose to be a nice charcoal color but it did go a bit blackish (the picture makes it looks worse than it is) but by the time Quinn and I had taped up all the windows and spent Hours and Hours painting I wasn't about to change it. This spring has been so nice to not be embarrassed of our yard, and my tulips came up amazingly! They are my favorite flower and they are gorgeous! So all that is left is a front walk way and a little tweaking here and there and the paradise will be complete! Good job Quinn!

6 comments:

Kelli said...

Good job to both of you! :)

Barb @ getupandplay said...

It really looks great!

Cotter said...

look at that black house... just kidding. it looks so good! i love the flowers!!!

blythe said...

i love your "black" house! it looks so pretty! go job quinn!

The Quist's said...

I love to drive by your home every day!! It is darling! I'm so glad you two knew of it's worth!! We love having you in the neighborhood!! Tulips are my favorite too! You must be a green thumb, mine certainly don't come up like that!!

patsy said...

LOOKING GOOD!!!!