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.
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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.
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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.
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Here's a picture I took Sunday before we started working to give you a better idea.
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All the bricks going into place...
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I haven't taken a picture of the finished product, but here's another of Blake's iphone pictures.
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Well, I have more to update, but Egan just woke up from his nap. Time to go... more later!

3 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

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