Each month the yards in our subdivision are judged. If the resident of the one that is considered to have the best display has not won the award within the last two years, is in good standing with the Association and agrees to accept the accolade, it is designated as the Yard-of-the-Month. A sign is placed in that yard throughout the duration of the month, a photograph and write-up are posted here on this web site and the winners are mentioned in our monthly newsletter.
January Winner - Frank and Malynn Rodriguez of 22102 Vobe Court
The Rodriguezes have lived in the Settlement for 13 years and have one grown son and three grandchildren - two girls and a boy.
Frank, who is a commercial building contractor, and Malynn, a former Winborn teacher and current principal at Kilpatrick Elementary, say that when not working they enjoy house renovations, cooking, reading, and those grand-kids!
The Rodriguez's yard is beautifully designed and laid out to enhance the total beauty of their home. The yard and beds contain a large oak and pine, various annuals which include pink blooming azaleas, circular shaped boxwoods, Indian hawthorns, dwarf roses, asphagus ferns, foxtails and other seasonal plants. Their breezeway with its custom designed gate adds the finishing touch that brings it all together.
The Rodriguezes say they enjoy living in the Settlement due in part to it's quietness and their friendly neighbors as well as it being well established and family oriented. Also its location and accessibility from every direction adds to that enjoyment.
Congratulations Frank and Malynn on being awarded the January 2020 Yard of the Month. It is a pleasure to be able to begin our list of 2020 Yards of the Month with your beautiful home. Your ongoing effort in making your yard so attractive and admired by all who see it is greatly appreciated.
February Winner - Mike and Nancy Obert of 22518 Wetherburn
The Obert's have lived in the Settlement for 29 years during which time they have raised their son Doug and daughter Emily. They have 3 grandchildren; Ellie, Brody and Emma. Ellie and Brody live in Fort Worth with Emily's family, while Emma lives in Williamsburg Settlement with Doug's family and attends Winborn Elementary School.
Mike and Nancy are both retired which gives them, as Nancy puts it, “more time to hike, travel, eat and nap!"
The Obert's have loved living in the Settlement all these years in part due to their great neighbors and the Settlement’s location and well-maintained yards.
Both front and back of Mike and Nancy's yard are beautifully maintained and have a variety of plants including boxwoods, liriope, holly dwarf yaupon, asian jasmine, dianthus and pansies. All of these are accented with colorful dwarf snap dragons and the sweet smell of alyssum. One of Nancy's favorite plants named “yesterday, today and tomorrow” along with a variety of others help beautify their backyard.
Congratulations Mike and Nancy Obert on receiving our February 2020 Yard of the Month award. Thank you both for all the years you've dedicated to helping maintain the beauty of our wonderful neighborhood.