Posted in Before and After, Family/Friends, Outdoors, tagged after, before, debris, grading, outdoor, sink hole, sinkhole, tree, yard, yard work on April 11, 2011 |
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There is a lot of appeal to a good “Before and After.” They are usually of the interior of a house or someone’s new-found curb appeal. However, there is a lot work that goes into a house that is not sexy, beautiful or striking.
My parents have been working on their new home a lot. They moved a few months ago and they’ve had one project after the other, if not multiple projects at one time. I didn’t know anything was being done to the house a few weekends ago till Momma texted me the photo below.
I called to ask why they had a need for heavy equipment. They were having someone clean all the debris from their backyard. The neighbors called and thought they were filling in their pool. (However, I’m sure my father would be okay with it.) Additionally, they had to re-grade their yard as it was draining towards the house.
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Posted in Holidays, tagged Christmas, Costco, Cross, tree on November 8, 2010 |
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Posted in Fashion, tagged Christmas, tacky, tree on December 24, 2009 |
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My family is not one for traditions. We have a few usual happenings, but nothing set in stone. For a couple years on Christmas Eve, we use to go see a movie. Looking back this is a very odd thing for my parents, my brother and I to do-considering we are not big movie watchers. I cannot think of one time we all sat around at the house and watched a movie. Maybe Disney…maybe.
Since Mister J.Logan and I are newlyweds, we are trying to start our own traditions. This is hard to do. What fits our lifestyle? How must does it cost? How long will it take? What’s the point?
The tree we have is a very nice artificial tree that my parents passed down to us. It is probably one of the most dense trees I’ve seen. The reason we received it is because of its size. The thing is huge. My parents got to the point where they only put up half the tree and tied it to the stair banister. Here is a picture of me putting it up last year:
Notice I’m not even done with the thing. Also, we’d taken quite a few “sticks” in the back towards the wall.
This year I searched for a “slim” tree, but they all appeared thin/lacking in greenery to me. Maybe I’ll get up the day after Christmas and search around. Maybe I’ll get up and eat some of my homemade biscuits. Choices…choices.
Whether we get a slim tree or not, I’m sure the mega tree will stay. It takes an enormous amount of lights (it’s before the concept of pre-lit) and takes an amazing amount of ornaments. It is as if the tree needs a snack at times and they vanish somewhere inside. A lovely themed or cohesive tree? Forget it. Our tree is ranking among the most random and tacky-tastic. If it can be hung on the tree, you may find it on our’s at some point. I may even start welcoming the re-gifted ornament exchange gift. Homemade from popsicle sticks, yarn and googly eyes? All the better. The only tradition we may have in place is seeing how incredible we make this tree.
J. Logan finds this potential tradition awesome, while I get a little anxious. It sounds like fun, but it also sounds hideous and the tree is it’s too large to hide. I may need to purchase ornament storage more than anything. I have a feeling it may get out of hand.
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