Devin’s step-Mom and Dad came in town last week and they helped us with a lot of projects! Hellllo new kitchen lighting, working doorbell, reorganized bookshelf and closets! We’ve lived in our home for two years and they bought a home a year ago so it has been fun to see us doing similar yard projects making our homes ours.
A year ago, we paid to get the rest of our backyard cleared except for some mature shade trees we had. Most of the yards in our neighborhood look like clear putting green and our backyard was the underdog. Devin’s Dad and he bought a package of landscaping flags to mark all of the stumps and we literally have 91 stumps to get removed; we’ve made some humming birds really excited and then really mad thinking they were flowers.
This project was one that I was probably most excited about. When Devin and I were married in December in Arizona; it was citrus season, and all of the trees were completely packed. The citrus trees seemed so exotic to me because I grew up in tobacco and corn country. It seemed very fitting that our Arizona relatives were helping us with my indoor lemon tree 🙂 .
After we got married, I developed an intense obsession with having an indoor lemon tree like everyone else on the internet, and the nostalgia from our wedding only made it a little crazier. I ended up picking this package up at a gas station in Florida for $5. I thought it seemed like a fun souvenir.
Linda and I were laughing because the box the lemon tree came in was pretty large. When we unwrapped it, it ended up being this tiny plant, and I had found this huge pot for a steal. We also ended up planting some other plants on our front walk which were a nice pop of color!
Our closest family is about 9 hours away so visits from family are understandably infrequent. When they happen they are really exciting. Also, I love how clean our house gets when people visit…even if our bedroom is still absolutely awful.
One of my 101 goals in 1001 days items is to start planting some fruit trees and another goal we checked off was visiting the Dekalb Farmer’s Market (no photography was allowed indoors). It was good to check off some items with family 🙂 .