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Operation Yard Overhaul

15 Apr

We were excited that the inside of our house had been gutted but the outside had just been completely neglected! We knew when we bought this house that the yard needed major work. So, last fall we started the tree removal and the initial soil rejuvenation/seeding. Then, as spring approached we got quotes to actually make the yard look better. They started today on the back yard and it is already a HUGE improvement.

When we moved in.




Last weekend. (Those piles are referred to as the ‘termite piles’)








04152013-6Miss S is the only one who misses the ‘termite piles’ but the new grass might be a good replacement.



Happy Labor Day!

3 Sep

Or as Miss H says, “Happy Neighbor Day!” We have nice neighbors so I guess we should honor them with a holiday.

We have had a super busy, and expensive, weekend. I think we personally stimulated the economy in Northern Virginia. We have updated our closet organization, added shelving to the playroom, bought a new washer and dryer, made a trip to Ikea, several trips to Home Depot and Target, back to school clothing and shoe shopping for Miss H, new comforter and sheets and even replaced the doorbell. The house is really coming together nicely so it is worth it!

Kerry even broke in the lawn mower.

And, we unpacked more stuff and got things hung on the wall.

Miss H loves her ‘desk.’

And, she now loves to sit at the ‘new table.’

Today, Miss H had two friends over and they thoroughly wore each other out. They arrived this morning and stayed well past lunch. While the kids ran around, I got to catch up with their moms while Kerry was off buying new appliances.We spent the remainder of the afternoon getting Miss H a haircut and doing some more shopping.

Now, we are all exhausted and ready for the start of school tomorrow! Both Miss H and I return to class tomorrow.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.