Monday, April 27, 2009

All in a days work

I've wanted to have grass in our backyard ever since we moved in, but of course there's a lot to it including $, so we've been here almost 10 months now and haven't done a thing to the backyard. Rocks, dirt and cactus definitely are the more popular look around here, but I just haven't grown to love that look and not sure I ever will, all I wanted was grass!!! The only place in Sierra Vista to buy grass is Home Depot, but only during April and May. We started seriously thinking about it the end of March and to make a long story short we decided to bag an irrigation system since our backyard isn't very big. When we started ordering soil and calling around for various things we found out Home Depot received their last shipment of sod that day cause it wasn't selling. This threw everything into high gear and 2 days later we were slaving away to get all the top soil delivered, spread, buy sod, lay it all, and put up a retaining wall all in a days work. We started around 6 a.m. and finished everything around 8 p.m. I was sure that day would send me into labor even though Aaron did all the heavy lifting. Both of us were sore the rest of the week. We still had to get the rest of the soil and plant the garden, flowers and trees, but finally there is color to our backyard! I LOVE IT! I no longer have to give the girls a bath every time they play in the backyard. Now we are just hoping everything will grow since we really didn't have a clue as to what we were doing, but I honestly get giddy thinking of going in our very own backyard and picking fresh peaches, cherries, plums, strawberries, tomatoes and other delicious garden gems while watching the girls run through the sprinklers on hot summer days.

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6:00 a.m.

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7:30 p.m.
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I felt so bad I couldn't help more with the lifting. so Aaron was pretty beat and dirty after our long day of work.
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2 days later......done finally!

13 comments:

David said...

fun jess - i love it!

Allie said...

Wow, looks great! I have got to get myself down to Sierra Vista, and Erin needs to come with me. THat would be a blast!

Traci Bulkley said...

What a big job! But it looks great!

The Sutherland's said...

Jess, It looks great I love it! What part of AZ do you live in? I have been applying to schools down there for Speech and Language and I am really hoping to get a job there!

julie said...

Wow! you guys did work hard. It looks great and how fun to have that for the girls.

emilyy said...

What I huge difference grass can make. It is so nice to have a yard you enjoy and one your kids can play in. Looks great!

The Ceder House's said...

Wow. I can't believe you two did ALL that work in just a day. Seriously that amazes me- yard work is such hard work- but it looks awesome!

Norma said...

Love it - but you better water the bagibbas out of it - or it will all be for not.
Dad

Spencer said...

that looks super good.

our family said...

nice job!!! I can wait to spend some time on your yard...since we are not going to have grass. Aaron looked really tired on the pictures, I hope you didnt go into labor... see ya this weekend..

The Beards said...

Wow that looks great, I hope ted sees this to motivate him. Or maybe you guys can just come down and do ours too!!!! I love it just water water water!!!!

Greg said...

THAT IS IMPRESSIVE! I remember when we did our yard in Cedar City with sod - not a small project! Of course, we moved before we got the garden in. But, we've done lots of yards...so fun to see it come to fruition. (Again, we moved...our Mayfield yard probably looks pretty good this year!)

Way to go.

Brittany Lewis said...

Jessie, Wow!! I can't even believe you have a back yard, and a third baby on the way. The yard looks great...good work!