Monday, July 19, 2010

Around the House in June

Darryl figured it up one afternoon. It was a statistic that shocked us a little. In the last 2 1/2 years (Jan. 2008 until June of 2010) Darryl has spent a total of 4 months at home. It's the nature of his work. (You can look through the archives of this blog and see the many places we have lived and worked in that time) Is it any wonder it seems like we don't get anything done around the house? I was home for around 12 months of that time because of Cody being in school, but still.... we are away a lot! Well, things have changed this summer. We came home the first of June and it looks like we will be here for a few months so we are playing catch-up with the house and yard.
(Once again the dates on some of the pictures are incorrect.)
We asked Jesse and Kelly to come over one evening for a Top Secret Project. When they arrived we informed Jesse we needed her to climb the ladder to the top of the dome and trim the Cats claw plant out of the skylight. She did it. I don't think she liked being 25 ft. in the air, but she did a great job non the less.

It took Darryl a solid week to get the yard mowed and trimmed......
...then he took on the trees, shrubs and flowerbeds that were over grown and out of control.
It now looks like someone is living here again and not going wild.

He was very excited when his favorite Black Irises bloomed. We haven't seen the irises bloom for years since we have been gone during the first of summer.
The peony bush was beautiful and smelled wonderful.

Another look at his favorite black Iris.

This really is a very beautiful and peaceful place to live. If you enjoy snow. Remember we have snow and cold about 7 months out of the year here. Probably why we are gone a lot. ;-)
I don't know what we would do without our good neighbors and our kids who take such good care of our place while we are gone.

Idaho in the summer is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Y'all have a pleasant day.


Jacob and Cami said...

Looking good! And I agree about Idaho in the summer. In the winter I could care less for it! (Especially after living so close to a beach!)

Jessica said...

You Cunningham folk need to get into snowmachining or something! Idaho is the best all year 'round! LOL!

Your house does look great. My sisters & I took a drive up your way a couple of weeks ago. It is crazy how many houses are up there now!

Ryan and Skye Lowry said...

I love the last picture. It looks so Tuscan to me!