Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Thursday, September 24, 2009

One Year Ago

What a difference a year makes.
Sometimes I think finishing this house is taking forever, that we don't ever get anything done.

And then I looked at some pictures taken in September 2008. Maybe things are getting done after all.
Here's a couple of pictures of the backyard. This will be our summer of 2010 project.




We'll see if a year makes as big a difference in the backyard.

12 comments:

Mumzie said...

I love your cottage! You've done tons in just one year. I've always wanted a house with a white picket fence....your's is so cute. Thanks for sharing, Mumzie

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Amazing!!!! ya, I would be the first to say you haven't gotten much done in a year.....NOT!!!
You have transformed you dirt yard into a very beautiful place!!!! I NEED YOU TO COME OUT TO THE STONE HOUSE AND TRANSFORM OUR YARD! LOL I's beautiful indeed! :-) The back yard will look just as amazing by this time next year. And you have that cute shed! ♥

Annie said...

Very inspiring! I better take a before picture too!

Julie Harward said...

Is your home on Mutton Hollow? It seems like I've seen this house there~ Our previous home had a picket fence like this, I still miss it. It was so fun to decorate it for the holidays. Good luck with the backyard, I know it's a lot of work! Come see my new post :D

Kathleen Grace said...

We get so used to seeing our improvements that we forget how much we have accomplished! The front yard looks beautiful, I know the back yard will be a paradise when you are done with it:>)

KellyH said...

I love the look of your house. You've done a great job!!

Ginger said...

Wow you've gotten a lot done in a year. Your house has so much curb appeal, it's really really nice.

Angie said...

Your house has great curb appeal! The picket fence is just perfect!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

I love your house Mimi. I visited Just a bed of Roses a few minitues ago. Summerset Life is in and I had to have it.

Did you guys finish you shed? Have you taken pictures? I want to see it.

I looking forward to next week. I think Lavender house will be closed down by Thursday. I check it out and let you know.

cindy@stitches

Julie Harward said...

Hi again! Thanks for your sweet comment...I know where that is that you have built..awesome, I'm so happy for you! We lived at around 4th No. and 350 Pin Oak circle..
It's so fun to talk to someone who lives where I did! :D

Angie said...

All I did to make the framed pumpkin was cut it in half and hot glue it to some paper in a frame. So easy!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just adore your home....love that fence and the color...so happy and warm. cherry