A Few Good Things

Happy Friday everyone!

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 {Hippos always put a smile on my face because they symbolize power, creation, imagination, protection of family, and motherhood…and they are just so darn adorable!}

This week has been crazy.  We wanted to automate our second home’s sprinkler system for this backyard makeover.  During the backyard makeover we discovered a leakage on one of the water pipes.  While getting an estimate to fix the leakage our plumber discovered the front yard’s water pipe will need a replacement soon.  To take preventative measures we decided to replace the water pipes on both yards.  To add insult to injury, we can’t really fix anything until a couple weeks later because the city is currently replacing the water sewage line on our street!!!

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{The side yard revealed some beautiful plants and flowers after the removal of the vines}

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{View from our patio…the  corner yard is ready for roses, fruit trees, herbs, and vegetables}

roses-1{Hubby gave me these roses when we found out we were expecting twins…the boys have  been knocking it down a few times  since they  learned how to walk…LOL}

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Thank you so much for visiting and have a fabulous and safe weekend!

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Comments: 8

  1. nancy @ adore to adorn January 24, 2014 at 9:42 am Reply

    Ugh. That situation sucks. I’m so sorry to hear about that! I hope everything gets resolved sooner than later! Your husband is so sweet for getting your those gorgeous flowers. =D Congratulations!
    xo,
    nancy

    • Janise January 24, 2014 at 9:47 am Reply

      Thank you Nancy!

  2. Carylee January 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm Reply

    Ahh the joys of being a homeowner! Hope the repairs go smoothly!
    These are great images, and you’re right, the hippo does make me smile!

    • Janise January 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm Reply

      Thank you Carylee!

  3. Kristin January 26, 2014 at 10:31 pm Reply

    Love that little hippo! I feel the same way about elephants. :)

    • Janise January 26, 2014 at 11:24 pm Reply

      Thank you Kristin!

  4. Kiks January 27, 2014 at 3:18 am Reply

    It’s always tough getting something renovated around the house. I love the flowers though…so sweet of your hubby. Congrats!

    • Janise January 27, 2014 at 7:31 am Reply

      Thank you Kiks!

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