This weekend we went to town on finishing the landscaping. Sean’s parents and aunt & uncle came up to help us and we banged it out. Installed sod in the front & backyard, wheelbarrow-ed 7 yards of pea gravel into the yard, finished the irrigation, & finished hooking up the water heater so we’ll have hot water when the gas gets turned on on Wednesday. I still cant believe this is our yard…it changed so fast.
There’s still so much to be done but we were determined to move in Easter weekend so were just moving in. The gas is getting turned on on Wednesday and that was pretty much the only thing the city had to hold over our heads. We still need our occupancy permit but there are just a limited # of items that need to be finished for that so there is a possibility that we could get them done and legitimately final by Friday or we can always just move our stuff in and say we aren’t yet living there, which they really have no way of proving or disproving. Either way, were going for it! My mama is going to help me clean the place up on Friday and Sean and I are going to try to get some miscellaneous stuff moved and then Sat were renting a truck and (again with the help of our super awesome families) clearing out our storage unit!!!! Praying everything goes according to plan and that by Saturday evening all our stuff is in our house. I’ve set a hard goal for myself that I am going to find my baking stuff and bake these on Saturday night, along with setting up a little Easter egg hunt for our niece & nephew. Easter will barely squeak by as being our first holiday in the house and I don’t want to let it pass without a little bit of festivity.
*All photos courtesy of Mama Mel.