My parents live in Iowa, about thirteen hours from us, so I don’t get to see them nearly as much as I’d like. But they were just here for six days, and it was absolutely wonderful.
In those six days, my dad absolutely transformed our back yard. He raked a bazillion leaves. He trimmed trees. He pruned bushes. He weeded and cut back overgrowth. He hung lights. He planted and potted. He fertilized and watered. He laid a flagstone patio entirely by himself, for Pete’s sake. And now it doesn’t even look like the same back yard. It’s amazing. I want to hang out back there all the time.
And while my dad was doing all that work, my mom was being the world’s best grandma. She entertained Quinn constantly, watched him so I could get stuff done, cleaned my house, took us shopping, helped me plan Q’s birthday party, and just generally took the best care of us.
I have the best parents in the world and I’m really going to miss them.
Here are a few shots of the back yard I took on my iPhone yesterday evening. There’s still an appalling lack of grass, but we’re working on that. Everything else back there makes me so, so happy.
Thanks for everything, Mom and Dad!