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One last post from home

Here is our Texas home, sweet home.Linda sent these gorgeous fresh flowers to me the day I got back from taking Lindsey to BYU-Idaho. The cheerful arrangement brightened the entryway while I was at home. Thank you, Linda, for thinking of me while I was transitioning from taking Lindsey to school to heading back to Taiwan. What a wonderful surprise it is to open your front door and see a floral bouquet delivered to you with a smile. I made a trip to Chipotle for a burrito bowl while I was in the States. For some reason, I have missed Mexican food the most.
Here's a lovely view of our flower bed in the front of our house. Raul and his crew are doing an excellent job, as usual, keeping the curb appeal strong.
Our neighbors on the corner, Kathy and Darryl, have their white stone house well lit to give it a cozy look at night, so I copied their idea. Jim added some nightscaping lights to the front of the house and I love the way it turned out, with the lighting adding a tasteful accent to the bricks and shrubs.
Kelly hasn't seen the new outdoor lighting in person, so I wanted to get a shot at night for him to check it out. Thanks, Jim! You did an excellent job.

Comments

Mel-o-dy said…
It looks reaalllyyy nice!!! :) When's your flight?
Kelly said…
I am already back in Taiwan, Melody. It just took me a while to post these. I'll start adding Taiwan pictures after this.
Very beautiful! I meant to ask you in my email, but is someone renting the home, or how it that working?
Debbie said…
Hi Kelly! I just wanted to say thanks for your sweet comment on my website, and then when I saw the title of your name (Kelly In Taiwan), I was totally intrigued and had to see who in Taiwan knew of my existence! :)
I'm so sorry about the missing wallet and vacuum experience! Hopefully something good game out of all that. :( And congrats on successfully sending your daughter off to the Y-Idaho. (I'm with you, though... BYU Provo all the way! -Hubby and I met there.) :) But she will have a fabulous time. I actually have cousins at that campus as well.
Anyway, sorry for the long comment. Just wanted to say hi from Texas (albeit Houston). :)

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