Sunday, June 1, 2008

Wow.

Jon is amazing. When he gets a project in his head he just goes all out and gets as much done as he can until he falls over half-dead. We moved into our house a month ago. Since then we've unpacked and made the house presentable. Then Jon attacked the yard.

Riverton, Utah is a very rocky, dry place. But the dirt is clay, so it's a weird mixture to work with. We have fought the gross clay with loads and loads of topsoil, water, and tlc. These pictures are kind of the process of turning a mess into a yard.

1.We dug trenches and laid sprinkler pipe.



2. We laid sod with our neighbors Daphne and Mark. (Thank goodness for awesome neighbors!)



3. We put in a fence and played with the flower beds a bit. (Thanks neighbor Brian for helping with the fence and Lauren for entertaining me!)


Notice the different clothes in each picture. Each project was a full day's work. I love being outside and seeing this come together...

Now I just have to recover from my first sunburn of the year!

9 comments:

Hilary said...

Look how handy you are!

Pauly said...

I didn't realize you guys bought a BRAND NEW house! That's soooo cool! Reese and I are going to buy a house one day when we get to be big people....or when we decide exactly what state we TRULY want to live in! LOL And it's good to see that your both such hard workers; you can save a TON of money by doing things yourself (like the fence).

Jess said...

Yay! Now we'll have to come see it again! I bet it looks awesome!

Shelly said...

Now I am officially jealous!! Our back yard is weeds and dirt with our vegetable garden taking up a fairly large section of the dirt. Plants are starting to come up, so at least something will be green on purpose in a few weeks, but we would love to get our fence, sprinklers and grass done back there--maybe next year! Enjoy your yard and all that hard work!!

Heather Smith said...

oh congrats, i'm so proud of you, i usually watch matt and cheer him on. Which is why our yard looks the way it does, my hands are not Green at all. Love you guys (and this one i wont delete, i'll explain why later!!) Best of luck with the rest, and when are WE invited over for a party??

emily said...

Love it. I want to come see it again...but I'll leave my other two hub caps at home!

Brian and Lauren said...

What a nice little neighborhood! It is precious. I especially like the house on the left side of the street- 2 in from you. Those people must be way cool. You look like you have the coolest neighbors ever! (sexy ones too!)

Jess Perry said...

Hey! Lauren showed me your blog. Doesn't she do an amazing job!! And I agree...Riverton is a rocky place!! And the water sucks...but I love it and it is my home!!

And I have to say that your hubby gets the "Handy Man of the Year" Award. Way to go Jon at getting everything done for your house. I am way impressed!!

Jess Perry said...

Send me an email with your email and I will send you an invite to our blog...cuz we be private!! jessbperry@hotmail.com