Monday, July 6, 2009

What our July 4th looked like...

On the 4th we had my parents and Lauren in town to help us out with a little yard project. Sounds fun, right? It was actually my Dad's idea (he's kind of a yard work junkie) and I wasn't about to turn them down. I know very little about the art of landscaping. My parents however, have some serious knowledge in this department. It was so fun to watch them work their magic. Just to shop the nursery with my mom was a treat. She's knows it all. I did my best to soak in as much of it as I could but I have a long way to go. It was so fun to have them here. We did feed them at the end of it but it wasn't near enough to pay them back for all of their help.

Here are a few BEFORE pictures of the area we worked.

And here the AFTER shots. Go ahead...ooh and ahh all you want!
Don't worry, we will add sod to that little spot shortly.


Now that you know what we accomplished, here are some pictures taken along the way.












Just like a little puppy.

Livin' the life...

11 comments:

Kriegers said...

Looks way fun...I love yardwork and getting my hands dirty. The boys enjoyed the water I see :) Good pictures.

Jonathan & Bree said...

That looks great. I love the water pictures.

*LaUrA* said...

how fun! I worry about your Dad's pants though...they look too dressy to get down and dirty in:) It turned out great and it will be fun to see once the things you planted have time to mature! You look great too Amy Jo! One cute momma!

julie said...

I'm the same. I begged my parents to come help my yard. My dad revived it and my mom made all the flowers look nice..and yeah, going to the Garden Center with my mom..geniuses these mothers. Think we'll ever get there?

carol.lambert said...

Your dad has off-white pants and your mom is in a skirt! Those are "high-class" yard workers, for sure! The yard looks so pretty now, and will only get better as the weeks go by. I do have one little question -- what happened to all the grass and dirt that was dug up? Hmm ... bet there's a story there!

des said...

You guys have a cute house, and it looks awesome!! the pics are so funny with them in the water :) this age is SO fun.

Jason, Amanda, Brayden and Dillon said...

Oh to be able to run around in only a diaper :) Those were the days!!
I LOVE the yard!! Do they want to come to my house??
Your boys are so fun...so darn cute!! Brayden keeps asking why Carson and Cade haven't come to walk by the canyon with him again...it's funny.

Kyle and Cara said...

lookin' good

Andrea said...

You guys are busy busy, but it looks great!

Jonathan & Bree said...

Seriously huh I tell Jonathan everytime I get her a new suit if they had it in my size I would have got it for us both. They make cuter ones for kids, lamo!

Claire said...

I love the picture of you at the bottom holding your 2 boy's hands, in diapers. I'm not sure why, it's just cute and captures a mom and sons moment I guess. Maybe it's just cute seeing you hold both their hands. Plus your boys look so much like mine right now, same size and stage.