Tuesday, March 16, 2010

whew... where have we been?

The last week has been a super busy one here. Plus the weather has gotten so beautiful that we have enjoyed many afternoons outside. Egan's birthday party is less than a month away, and plans are in full force. Our backyard is being whipped into shape. Well, maybe I should say shoveled, pounded, and worked into shape. Slowly but surely it is coming together. Here's a few pictures to fill you in.
First, our backyard project...
I forgot to take a before picture, so here is one from Blake's iphone.

Once upon a time, that area was a flower bed with lava rocks. It is now a lava rock mess covered with weeds. Well, was.
First, we had to get all the weeds out.

Then, it was time to start our new firepit. That called for digging a hole, pouring sand, and laying the first row of bricks. This was the end of the day Saturday.

Here's a picture I took Sunday before we started working to give you a better idea.

All the bricks going into place...

I haven't taken a picture of the finished product, but here's another of Blake's iphone pictures.

Well, I have more to update, but Egan just woke up from his nap. Time to go... more later!


  1. Can't wait to see the finished product! Looking great already :)

    Hope you are all doing well!!! Miss you guys

  2. Looking REALLY good! Meant to tell you yesterday, too, that we did a test-drive on hotdogs (cut lengthwise twice and then in little chunks)--HUGE HIT. Hit of the century. Amazing. My organic husband wasn't too thrilled with the introduction but delish!

    Can't wait to see the fully finished product. VERY impressive!

  3. Major work on a great idea that will be fun for years to come!