Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Extreme Home Makeover - Garden Edition

We had a wonderful weekend away with my inlaws...pictures are coming soon. We also spent Monday with friends on a lake and I have cute pics of that day coming too, but FIRST...I just had to share the amazing thing that happened to us. As I've mentioned (many) times before, I am really good friends with my neighbor Shannon. And, because of her, I have become friends with several of her family members - including her cousin Brian and his wife Melissa. (I just did a post about the party they threw a couple weeks ago)...anyhow, Melissa is extremely talented when it comes to gardening. Her home is like something you'd see pictured in a magazine. So, I had mentioned to them that my front yard was in desperate need of some help. It was REALLY bad. Basically, it consisted of a couple hostas, some lilies, and a whole lotta weeds. So, Melissa had agreed to come over one day this week to give me some advice, and I was so very grateful. However, when we pulled in our driveway Sunday night, I heard Lily shrieking from the backseat "look at the lilies!!" Then I started to take everything in. I was wondering if I was at the right house! Shannon and her husband Dave, Brian, Melissa, Kristen (Shannon's SIL), and many others had spent the entire day re-doing our front yard. It looks so beautiful and we are just so thankful to have found such wonderful, thoughtful, generous, kind, and selfless friends in these people. We now consider them to be our extended family...aren't we BLESSED!?!?









21 comments:

missy said...

Nikki,
This makes me want to cry. Isn't it so amazing that there truly are giving, selfless people out there? AND, how blessed are you to have them as friends.

Your yard looks absolutely lovely!!!

WOW!

Beverly said...

what wonderful friends. great pics.

kris said...

I second Missy- makes tears come to my eyes. What AMAZING friends.

Now, can you send them over to my weed infested lawn/beds? I can never get on top of it and I don't have much of a green thumb, and WOW they are certainly talented!

mommy24treasures said...

wow Nikki what awesome wonderful friends!!!!!

Anne Marie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! What incredible friends! And I know at least part of why they did it -- because YOU are an amazing friend to them :)

kerri said...

Oh Nikki, what wonderful friends!!
The gardens look gorgous, you are such a deserving friend. People feel blessed to know you.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

How Beautiful....
LOVE all the new flowers...
What wonderful friends...
Can't wait to see all the great pictures...
HUGS..
Miss ya girly..

LaLa said...

Oh what wonderful friends you have. What a blessing to have them as neighbors. Of course you must be a wonderful neighbor/friend too for them to do this for you : )

Michelle said...

Hi Nikki!!

Welcome back, my friend! I have to say that this is one of the nicest things I have heard in a long time! What very special people they are to be so kind and thoughtful!

I am so glad you had a nice visit with your in-laws and I am looking forward to the pix!

holly m. said...

Oh Nikki!
This is such a wonderful gift to be treasured! I'm sure that your precious friends were as blessed doing this for you as you were receiving their gift!! The gardens look beautiful. Enjoy!!!:)

Steffie B. said...

WOW......that is awesome! ;)

amy liz said...

that's amazing! It looks beautiful.
i am not so talented at gardening either by the way.

I also wanted to let you know that with my new online status, I've moved my blog to http://amyellison.wordpress.com/

The Byrd Family said...

Oh Nikki....selfless people are like seeing Jesus in person! The yard is beautiful!

Paula said...

The garden looks fabulous!

Linette said...

That is so cool! You are blesssed indeed. :) And looks like Miss Lily is enjoying the new garden too!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Just beautiful Nikki. Aren't people like this just wonderful gifts??? What a sweetheart and I love that she and her family pitched in and worked to make it all come together. Life is so good. By the way love Lily's dress. Sofia has the same one.

Hugs,
Jonni

Tiffany said...

What wonderful friends to do that....
And a great job they did!!!!

Lady in Waiting said...

That is just awesome - I love it when people do thoughtful things like that! I would have loved to help - all things flowers - that's what I enjoy too!

Jewels of My Heart said...

How beautiful, and how sweet! I can just hear Lily shouting out in glee.... what a happy surprise.... I need to be more like that!
Enjoy your beautiful garden sweet friend.

Denise C said...

WOW...now that is what I call REAL FRIENDS! I love it when I hear of acts of kindness such as this! You are very deserving my sweet friend...and your landscaping looks absolutely gorgeous!!!
Love ya!!!

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