Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How Did I Get So Lucky?

I want to take a moment, while you are a semi-captive audience, to send a shout out to the best family in the world!

Those of you who know me well, know my favorite thing to gripe about (okay my 2nd favorite thing) is the on-going battle I have been waging against the weeds/grass, but mostly weeds in my back yard. Throughout the course of this summer, I have fertilized, watered, mowed, fertilized again, over fertilized, burned and eventually killed the greater part of my back yard. I finally threw a fairly impressive temper tantrum, complete with stomping my feet (and yes, there were tears), gave up and started mentally planning the desert landscape and/or rock garden I would put in next year.

About a month ago, I got the opportunity to go to Europe with my friend Carol. I don't have any pictures of what the yard looked like when I left. Frankly, I wouldn't post them if I did because I'm too embarassed, but this is what I found when I came home.

They had torn out the dead grass (no small feat, I might add), redone the sprinkling system, planted new grass, trees and shrubs and my personal favorite, built this beautiful waterfall/pond.

Thanks guys, for loving me enough to put up with my feeble attempts at landscaping and I promise from now on, all I'll do is mow and water. The rest I'll leave to the professionals. Yes, Jed, that means you. (Hey, what are baby brothers for?) I love you all! You're the best!


Jason and Kristin said...

Your grass looks AWESOME!! It is so thick and green...nice change of pace I'm sure. Your family really is fabulous. Hey, when are you going to post some Europe pics?

Noelle said...

Awww...I love family!!! And I love the background. :)

Brent and Lori said...

Awesome, T! Family rocks and yours is one of the best! Very cool!