Two and a half weeks ago our whole world changed. In the best way imaginable! Although Chris and I have a blended family, just bought our first home together, and had talked about getting married ‘one of these days,‘ I still felt it wasn’t something that would happen within the next year. Boy, was I wrong! Two and a half weeks ago, I received the best surprise ever after a day at work.
We had already talked about some of the basics to a wedding we’d like to have so it’ll hopefully the most laidback event to plan. We have a pretty yard and have decided we want to have a ceremony and reception here with only our very closest friends and family. That being said, we have a lot of yard work to get to before September! Trees need to come down and new ones need to be planted, stairs that were made from railroad ties need to be removed for safety reasons and replaced with stairs to code as well as planter beds, the brush needs to be cut back to open up access to the woods, our garden needs to be constructed, the chicken coop needs to be finished, and our back patio needs to be pulled up and re-set. I’m pretty sure our list is a lot longer but that’s all I can focus on at the moment. Mother nature needs to get it together so we can get outside and get to work!
While searching around, Chris found a website called Vintage Ariel and was able to find a flyover picture of our home from 1984 and 1989. It was nice to see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. I’m looking forward to restoring some of the charm that was lost. I guess you could say that having a wedding in 6 months is the jolt we needed to get our landscaping in check!
I was shown the photo from 1989 and promptly began brainstorming how to make awnings look traditional or farmhouse-esque.
Little did I know that the photo from 1984 didn’t show awnings and my heart rate instantly dropped with relief!
We also found out through our neighbor that the original owners of our house and the surrounding property currently live in Florida. I’m excited to continue making improvements with hopes of sharing some of it with them. These photos are most certainly getting purchased and I know just where to place them!