Thursday, July 24, 2008

Yard has a Purpose!

Hello All!!
We have really been struggling with out backyard. It's been so difficult to decide what to do with it all and where things should go. We have been through several ideas but nothing has really stuck but yesterday it really started to shape up. Preston and my Dad cut down a bunch of trees. We are winning the war against the Poison Ivy and English Ivy (sorry to those that love this stuff but we have come to despise it!) The kids "playground" is finally set and looks great. It may look like just a pile of fallen trees and well..... it is..... but it's so much fun for the kids!

Also Preston has been amazing at clearing out a great spot for our garden. He used the cut down trees to terrace the side of the backyard. It's really exciting to see it all come together. It was funny to move the logs. I actually got to help some (oh yeah, for those of you that don't know, we are expecting a baby in January and I have had a few interesting things come up) and it was fun especially since watching all of those Discovery Channel Shows about building the pyramids and bridges helped. We actually moved the logs by pushing it over smaller logs just like the Egyptians. It was kind of funny but worked out great.
It will be great to start the garden and actually have something growing instead of dying in the front yard. The garden is unfortunately not working well in the front yard. So hopefully it will be get better. The children love playing in all the mud that is being created. Enjoy our pictures!

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