Last week, my family went on a much needed vacation to Florida. We consider this our second family vacation, our last one being back in 2005, and it was a blast. I can’t wait to let you in on all that we experienced.
While we were gone, we asked the West’s to check on our water and if it was not too much trouble to consider pulling our trash to the curb and putting it up. I thought that would be a big request
But the big news is what happened back home and what we found when we got back. Joe Barnes picked us up from the airport and when we got home, Pam noticed someone had done a little work in our flower bed up front. She was shocked to think someone would pull weeds for us. Then we noticed our backdoor windows were covered with wrapping paper and a sign that said, “To the Phillips Family with Love.” Standing on our back porch were several of our friends on a BRAND NEW PERGOLA AND DECK!!!
Needless to say, we are floored by our new deck (cheesy pun intended). It is something we’ve always wanted so we could actually use our backyard. But this one far exceeds what we could have ever done on our own. And to think that people gave their own money and sweated it on in the sweltering heat for hours. We will never forget this selfless demonstration of love!
Though I’m not even sure who all contributed to this project. It was kept top secret so some people might have wanted to get involved who didn’t just because it was so hush-hush. But I want to thank everyone who decked us from the bottom of our hearts. I’m planning on having a deck party as soon as we can and you’re all invited!