We hired some cheap laborers (my parents) today - they helped us finally finish our flower bed in the front of the house, plant Hudson's Magnolia tree and figured out what we needed to do about the places with dying grass. It is so nice to finally have the yard out of the way and finished! We did, however, choose what is supposed to be one of the hottest days of the year to be outside planting. The trip to Lowe's was filled with my many mini breaks to walk inside in the AC. John grilled hamburgers - which were SO delicious; which was the payment for our worker's hard work and knowledge. The baby furniture was supposed to be in, but of course in true fashion it was not. Maybe next week we'll finally have some. My mom and dad were going to help us with setting up the nursery and getting it all together, but it ended up being just a day full of yard work.
John and I have been together so long and its funny to think of the early stages when we were dating - how we would walk through stores talking about things we wanted to do in our house and decor we wanted to use, how we wanted the yard, who was going to do what chore...now its all coming true. It is fun to finally be doing the things that we have talked about for almost 9 years. Luckily we both have great families that are ready and willing to help us achieve the dreams we have.