7.18.2011

Let me explain

Dear Parents,

If I haven't written you enough sorry notes in my life, here's another to add to the stash. I'm sorry. Two months ago when you came to visit, we had this yard looking pretty darn good. Two months later, well, it doesn't exactly look like it did when you left. You know, weed free flower bed and all.

I blame the 100+ degree weather we've been having for nearly 28 days straight, because certainly laziness isn't the culprit behind this mess. I mean, weed pulling was my favorite chore growing up. * cough cough *

We tried to keep up, but those weeds battled us to the ground. Unfortunately, we surrendered and let them take over that once beautiful flower bed you helped us create. Like I said, I'm sorry.

However, this weekend, John and I decided enough is enough. So, to prove we really did appreciate you're help when you were here, and to end our embarrassed every time we pulled into our driveway, we took matters into our own hands. Not only did we battle the weeds, but also the 102 degree, hot, humid, sticky weather.

Saying we changed our clothes 5 times each on Saturday might be an understatement. Yes, it was literally that hot, still is in fact. But you know, people pay the big bucks to hang out in saunas, and lucky for us, we get to experience that same sensation, for free might I add, right in our own front yard. A free sauna, every time we walk outside, how lucky are we?

Our yard transformed from this (yes, I know, it looks terrible to the nth degree):


To this:


Yes, it still needs some work, but hey, at least it's a little better, right?

No more being embarrassed to admit that this is where we live. We'll try to do better from here on out, for your sake, ours, and our neighbors, promise. We can't have you thinking we take your hard work for granted, because we most certainly do not.

Yard work, just one of the many joys of being home owners.

Love,
Your favorite daughter

7 comments:

Lovell Family said...

Having just returned from Ohio where it's 85 degrees and super humid, I cannot imagine how hot and sticky you guys are! Your flower beds look great!

Brittany said...

Umm, I helped, too, remember? I can't believe you let it get that bad. Actually, I take that back. I can believe it because our yard looked similar until Saturday as well.

Did the banana leaf plant die?

Joy said...

Oh Amy, do I need to print this note off and add it to your book I made you? The garden area looks a lot better now. I can't believe the plants survived with all those weeds! So glad you and John got to work....it needed it. Trust me, pulling a few weeds every day is better than having to kill yourself pulling tons in a day.

JazznJenna said...

Well to me it looks amazing. I think you guys are amazing. That's a yard to be proud of : ).

Alicia said...

I keep scrolling up and down to see the before pictures, oh my goodness, it does not look like the same yard. As I type this I want to scroll back and forth again, it looks beautiful! Seriously- same yard? Or did you photoshop it?? : )

Colie said...

Whaaaat? Looks awesome! Bravo, you little home owners, you!

Cynthia Lovell said...

It looks GREAT!!! Very Nice!!! I don't know how you could do that in that heat!!! Good for you.