Last weekend, Matt's parents came and Granny watched Jonah so Grandaddy, Matt, and I could work out in the yard. We've lived here for three years and have planted a couple dogwoods but I've been wanting to plant shade trees for a long time. So we finally did it... now all I have to do is keep them alive. Ahem.
We planted two inside our fence. A maple...
And a peach tree. Matt hates peaches. His wife loves them. Guess who picked out the trees?
Here's our backyard from our deck steps. That's Gabe's garden in the back.
We planted two in the side yard (we live on a corner lot). Another maple...
And a flowering plum.
And two in the front. A Flowering Cherry...
And a cute little River Birch.
Our cute little house. We put the fence up in the spring. Southern Living, you are KILLING me.
The left side (used to be just grass).
The right side.
Our steps decorated for Fall.
Oh yeah, we have these wildflower seeds from Gabe's funeral that I never planted. So Gerry did this little raised bed just for them. We put some Mums in it just so it wouldn't look so bare...
but hopefully in the Spring, we'll have pretty wildflowers. We'll see.
We also planted lots of bulbs. I'll be excited to see how it turns out. (Or I'll go into a spinning depression if they don't come up... Just kidding... sort of.)
I'd like to ask for prayers for one of my best friends, Katie. I've blogged about her some. We're super close and were college roommates. Anyway, her dad suddenly and unexpectedly died early Friday morning. He was 53. Matt, Jonah, and I will be heading to Elizabeth City Tuesday afternoon so that we can be there for the visitation Tuesday night and for the service Wednesday morning. I just need to be there, ya know? Anyway, it's kind of a whirlwind trip so I'm in packing/planning mode, but I'm happy to have something I can DO. I can't wait to hug her. So if you could be in prayer for her, her mom (Blanche), and her brother (Jimmy), it would mean so much. Thank you.