Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New House: The Backyard.

I know there are a lot of people (namely close friends and family) who are pining away for pictures of the new homestead. Truth be told, we're still unpacking. The main rooms (ie kitchen, playroom, living room) are unpacked, but they are bare to the bone with no decorations. And it may stay that way for a while, as I try to figure out how I want to decorate and then save up the money to decorate. So my goal is that once a room is organized and unpacked, I will take pictures to show yall. And it will be labeled the "before" picture. Because eventually I will decorate and get creative juices flowing and it will look different than the "before" pictures. And so then I will take "after" pictures of the final product. Today, after we decided to spend much of the afternoon outside due to the glorious weather God gave us, I decided I'd reveal to you our backyard. Because a backyard requires no unpacking... just lots of playing and enjoying, which we are doing a lot of since the boys are head over heels for their new backyard.

The backyard may not mean much to some people, but to our family, yards are a big selling point. We are a family who LOVES to play outside. Unfortunately at our old house playing outside was becoming less of an option due to some circumstances that were beyond our control. So when we saw the backyard in this house, we fell in love with it. I mean, who wouldn't just love this.... It keeps going...

And going...
And going...
And going...

We have a covered back porch that wraps around to the master bedroom
And the previous owners were kind enough to convey both the trampoline (that we'll actually probably replace soon since it costs more to replace the springs/padding than it would to just get a new one) and the playset. The boys love both (Brayden calls the trampoline the jumpoline).
poor guy fell and bonked his nose this weekend while he was at the park.
I asked him to give me a real smile. This is what I got. I don't even know why I try anymore.
 Here's a view from the other side of the yard. backyard11
We're toying with the idea of getting a riding lawnmower. I just can't stand the thought of Drew having to cut grass for 3 hours (and I'm sure he feels the same way-ha!).

I can't state enough how very grateful we are to the Lord for providing this house. All of the details, down to the yard that we play in, are such a clear example to us on how the Lord hears our cries and answers our prayers. He is so very faithful and I hope that our boys will someday understand what a great blessing our home is to our family.

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