Friday, May 29, 2009

And the winner is.....

Annie was asked what her 'Perfect Weekend' would be like...

(this is her yearbook, click to make larger)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Just Catching Up

Just thought I'd throw some photos out there to show what's going on here.

We initially had a pretty good sized side yard which only saw me mowing it once a week.

So we decided to extend the fence that surrounded the backyard and pool.

It is now used so much more than before. The kids can go out and kick the soccer ball around. Visaully, it just looks soooooo much bigger.



There's still a lot of work to do.

This is a stump they left when they removed a tree. This area is to be our patio (whenever).

We also took out those horrible hedges. I don't think the guy ever trimmed anything, so they were just growing wild. This is to be a flower bed.

A rain barrel made by the local high school kids. Placed at the bottom of the drain spout, it'll provide fresh water to the plants.

I had actually planned on ripping most of what you see out because it all just looked dead. Things really come alive in the Spring.

More hedges. These I can trim back in the Fall and they should be pretty nice next year.
This is the Dogwood in the front entrance.

Naoko just loves this. Coincidentally, the Dogwood was America's gift to the Japanese when the Japanese gave America the Cherry Blossom.

Ok, now a few swimming photos.

Followed by a visitor.

Yes, a wild bunny. These guys are all over the place. This one comes for the mint growing along the house (and yes, everytime I think of wild bunnies, I think of the rabbit in Monty Phython's Holy Grail. How can you not??).

Ok, so these aren't in our backyard, but they are from a buffalo (bison) ranch about two or three miles from us. Plenty of neat stuff to see around here.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures and hope all is swell with everyone. Have a nice Memorial Day.