These are pictures of my flower gardens (and yes, I realize that my shadow is right in the middle of the first one, but in order to get this posted when I want to, I just had to take that picture then!). Seeing these look so good is a
Right next to the flower gardens is our huge driveway. What good is a driveway if it
I know that this looks like another picture of the flower gardens, but if you can, look beyond that and see the beauty that is emanating from our front porch. See, before, this porch had a nice shade of gray. Now it is shining with it's beautiful new color after my husband spent a LONG afternoon staining the deck. Isn't it gorgeous?!
Do you need a closer look? Alright, here it is, you don't have to beg!! ;)
Previously, when you would look down the hill toward our dock, you would see a lot of brush and the traces of a path that used to be there. Unfortunately, that path had all but been destroyed, and the brush had grown so high that you could no longer see the lake. Well - NOT ANYMORE! Thanks to my phenomenal father-in-law, Woody, you can now see (thanks to the removal of many weeds!) and walk up and down that fully functional path to our dock! Also, thanks to my completely amazing husband and his machete, the underbrush that had taken away our view of the lake has been cut down and this is what remains:
Want to know what happened to all the dirt that was encompassing the back side of our house? Well, thanks to Monte's cousin Blaine and his use of the power washer, our house is shining with beauty!
All of those changes have been really great - but I must admit that the most amazing of them all happened inside of our home - a project that is at least five years in the making: WE CLEANED CLAIRE'S BEDROOM! If you had ever been in there before, you would know that there literally was maybe a walking area of three square feet. She had piles of STUFF everywhere, her shelves were covered in STUFF, the floor was covered in STUFF ... it was an overwhelming amount of STUFF! Now, I will let the pictures speak for themselves (I really wish I had a "before" picture for this so you can see just how drastic the change, but alas, I cannot find one):
All that hard work has left me with just one thing to say: I'm exhausted! I'm so thankful for everybody who has helped make this a success - now it's just time for someone to come and buy the house! :)