Saturday, October 16, 2010

last weekend

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.)
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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.

12 comments:

Katie said...

I can't wait for you to hug me either. I love you.

HIGGINSHERD said...

To Katie by way of Patrice!! I am so sorry about your dad. My mom died unexpectedly almost 3 years ago (she was 56). Please know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days and weeks. May God bring you all comfort in only the way that He can!

Lots of Love and Hugs,

Sarah

Edling's said...

I'm sorry to hear about Katie's dad. That's rough. Sure we'll pray for her! By-the-by, I LOVE, LOVE cherry trees! They are SO beautiful when they blossom! Luck-auk-ee!

Regina said...

Sooo, you seriously need to be working for Southern Living or Better Homes N Garden. Hello?! Love all that you have done! Looks great! Just remember water, water, water for those trees. Sorry to hear about Katie's dad. How sad. Can't imagine. You all and her family are in our daily prayers! Love the pics of Jonah recently. He is getting soooo BIG! What a little Man you have! So handsome. Keep up the great work both of you!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

The fence looks great ... that's new since I was there! I sent Katie a message on FB; my heart breaks for her. I have her whole family in prayer.

Laura A said...

Beautiful house - Southern Living should put it on their cover!

So sorry for Katie - will pray for her and her family as they mourn the loss of her father.

Love from TX,
Laura

HeyMickie said...

Hey, Patrice....didn't you post once about a Josh Wilson song that spoke to you? I would like to invite you to the Matthew West/Josh Wilson/Johnny Diaz concert in Oklahoma. If you want to come...just let me know!

hawgtied said...

not to sound like a stalker, since I found your blog through The Jones' and I never comment but it is a small world. My daughter is good friends with Jimmy. It is terribly sad about his dad. They are such a loving and wonderful family. So, i'm Cissy, and I enjoy reading your blog. Just wanted you to know. Have a safe trip to our little itty bitty town. Hugs

Amanda said...

Hi..I found my way here from Bella's blog somehow..Jonah is adorable.. I will be keeping you all in my prayers..I'm sorry to read about your friend's dad..I lost my dad 2 months ago..its heartbreaking!

McCullough Family said...

I am jealous... your yard looks great! You have a beautiful home. Praying for Katie.

Martha said...

I'm a long-time reader of your blog - I'm not sure how I found it though! - and I have to say your family is truly inspirational. And your house!! Gorgeous! I love the white picket fence.

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