Good call, I forgot that the 2gal Leylands grow slower!
We just got back to work at my house. We got 2' of snow and we can finally see the ground again but its soaked + an inch of rain = mess. We poured the concrete for the footer Friday and we started the block today. We'll finish the block tomorrow and then I've got to pick out my stone. The pond is the same as in the pictures, at the moment. Just need things to dry up a bit and thankfully we're looking at more nice weather tomorrow.