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 - The Lynch family of 22534 Prince George Street.
The Lynches have lived in the Settlement for 33 years. They have a dog, and two grown daughters who attended Winborn Elementary school.
Mrs. Lynch is a retired school teacher whose hobbies include cooking, baking, animal rescue, fostering felines and when relaxing enjoys movies and reading.
The Lynches' yard, well balanced in design, consists of two different size Japanese blueberry trees that accent both the front entry and the corners of their home. The front beds, each bordered with natural looking stone, are filled with well-manicured boxwoods and are garnished with colorful snapdragons. You'll notice several large flower pots filled with snapdragons, dusty miller, and red and pink cyclamen. The large oak tree in the front is bordered by natural looking stone and is surrounded with a golden glove ground cover that blooms with beautiful yellow flowers in both summer and spring. Azaleas on the side bloom with lovely colors in the spring. Ferns, ivy, pink knockout roses, snapdragons, and a variety of flowers, finish out the backyard.
The Lynches said that with the Settlement’s great location, seeing so many families walking together, bike riding, pet walking, kids playing at the parks and the memories over the years, makes for a very outstanding family-friendly neighborhood.
Congratulations to the Lynch Family for being the recipient of the Yard of the Month for January 2021. Your continued addition to the beauty of the Settlement all these years is greatly appreciated.
February Winner - Dave and Jan Henson of 22706 Royal Arms Ct.
The Hensons have lived in the Settlement for 27 years. They have 2 children: daughter Ashley, a 9th grade teacher at Seven Lakes High School and son Justin, an engineer with Shell Oil Company. Justin’s wife Heather is a dermatologist in the Houston area. The Hensons also have 2 grandchildren, Calum and Elodie.
Jan and Dave are both retired, Jan after a long career in administration with KISD and Dave after a similarly long career as an executive in the Oil and Gas industry with Halliburton in Houston.
Knowing little about the Houston area when they moved here 27 years ago they rented a home in the Settlement. It didn’t take them long to realize that this would be a great place to raise their family so they purchased their present home. It was then, as it is now, a very nice quiet neighborhood with well-maintained homes, friendly folks and the safe feeling of living in a small community where kids can 'roam' enjoying the neighborhood with its community pool, tennis courts and park areas. The development surrounding the Settlement has flourished but seemingly with businesses that complement the neighborhood while continuing to allow easy access to the vast Katy/Houston area.
The Henson’s front yard has 2 very beautiful mature oak trees, a pecan tree and numerous flower beds all outlined in tan flagstone. The entry walkway flower beds are filled with beautiful large nandinas. Each of the flower beds surrounding the trees are filled with Indian Hawthorne. The large raised stone bed which wraps around the front of their home and is outlined in monkey grass contains a variety of beautiful plants including crepe myrtles, pink azaleas, holly bushes, boxwoods, spider plants and additional large nandinas. The wrap-around porch with its beautiful cypress wood porch swing allows them the opportunity to just sit and enjoy the quietness, the view and their neighbors.
Congratulations Jan and Dave Henson on receiving our February 2021 Yard of the Month Award. Your home's beautiful contribution to the Settlement is greatly appreciated by all.