|At 15 years old, Jon Haar was already|
three years into his yard maintenance
business, hauling a lawnmower in a
wagon from house to house in his
|Jon married Carolyn in 2011.|
Now they run their landscaping
|Working as a team on "his and her" mowers,|
Jon and Carolyn made sure my yard looked
its very best yesterday
Jon’s landscaping business, and his relationship with Carolyn, really took off after that. In 2011 Jon married Carolyn, and in 2012 Jon bought his first "leaf-vac", a gigantic contraption designed to suck up fall leaves in great quantities at high speed, which allowed Jon’s autumn clean-up business to really surge forward. In early 2013, he added a 52" Wright Stander rider mower to his yard-maintenance arsenal, as well as two additional full-time employees.
|In winter Jon's company keeps|
busy with snow removal
and other work
|Hailey Rose takes center|
stage, with her mom, Katie
and her cousin, Chase
Having recently experienced a rapid increase in size, Hailey’s parents, Katie and Jay, put out a request for bigger clothes for their wee one. I was more than happy to oblige, gift-wrapping a darling combination of pant-sets and onesies decorated with cat faces, and a teething ring in the shape of a horse. While Allen turned burgers and dogs on the grill in the shade of their pretty yard, Jacquie put the finishing touches on side salads and condiments and I put a warm dip and crackers out with the offerings from other neighbors. We had a great meal and then shared birthday cake as we watched Katie help her daughter open gifts, a technique which little Hailey seemed to get the hang of naturally.
|Katie prepares to cut Hailey's ladybug|
birthday cake as Jay gives his daughter
a good view of the proceedings
|Hailey tests a new toy at her party|
Behold my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the result of their love!
~ Sitting Bull