Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We have been working so hard around here.

Ella will be 1 (sigh) on Friday and her party will be the week after. We want to celebrate with a party in our backyard.

When we bought our house a couple of years ago it was newly built with an unfinished backyard. That meant we had to finish it. Last summer was the patio, the grass, the fence, and the retaining wall.

{Baby footprints…Ella was less than 2 weeks old!}

This summer is the garden box, the rock (all 22, 500 lbs), the mulch, the dirt, flowers, and plants.

{the garden box my handsome hubby built for me}

When James and I get onto a task…we want to accomplish it immediately. It's actually how we make most decisions. We get the idea, we pray, we discuss and usually within hours we're moving toward accomplishing it.

This massive pile (over 11 tons) of rock was moved within a week. My back hurt, James' back hurt, my shoulders hurt, James' shoulders hurt, and my kids were neglected playing by themselves for a bit.

Once the rock was moved I decided to paint the hallway (because I'm insane), and do a little redecorating.

 {Kid's bedroom doors}

{the butterfly wall in our bedroom. Butterflies collected from significant moments in our past}

I feel so fortunate to live in the home we do, and I want to use it to glorify God. I love to bless families with playmates at our house.

I cannot wait to get the backyard DONE!

And I can't wait to post all of the before and after pics.

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