Thursday, July 30, 2015


I am not an amazing landscaper...but I am committed to learning and growing and creating a beautiful place where others and myself can relax and enjoy the beauty of God's creation.

Here are some before and after photos of what we've done so far...


Front now...still not done.  The evergreen on the far left is now gone.
Before (back)

In progress...just pulling weeds and mulberry trees.  I hate mulberry trees! progress.  We (many different family and friends and myself) trimmed the plants, pulled some, and pulled out some extra coneflowers on the right.

Pulled out some of the sweet pea that was overtaking the left side...broke my heart.  

Before...lots of weeds and trimming needed.


No before picture, but trimmed up the boxwoods and evergreen trees.

Before, long view showing what's overgrown.


The evergreen has a tree shape again!

Panoramic shot...starting to look better!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Saying good-bye and hello...

I felt like all we did in the old house for a week was live near chaos.  Boxes and boxes and boxes.  It was great to be able to do it in spurts.  I had a friend who even went up with me a few days ahead of time and we set up the kitchen slowly.

Whoops...take off the legs before going out the door!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The first few hours...

Immediately after closing, we headed over to drop off a load of boxes.  I couldn't wait to get in there and begin to make it mine.

Our front door

Some weeds begging to be pulled...

No key needed!!!  Great for when I'm headed out for a run.  

My gorgeous kitchen...and yes, I've filled most of the cabinets already!

Coffee nearby, yes please!

Our view from the living room!

A vine had started to take over all of the other plants...
It's sweet pea!  (Nate's nickname for me - how perfect for this house.)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Anniversary, come and gone

We celebrated our six month anniversary by going to the restaurant where we first met for our first "unofficial" date.  

I had just had my hair cut and styled that day and after seeing my photo, my sister sent me a picture too.  Turns out, she had her hair cut too.  Even hours away, we are still copying each other.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Updates are coming

I've been horrible!  I'm starting to get used to the new surroundings.  Over the next few days, I hope to update you on the moving and everything that came with it.

Thanks for staying with me!