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June 7, 2010

A Long Time Coming

The end of this summer marks two years since we bought our first house.  It was brand new construction so we had a dirt yard and nothing in the way of improvements.  Since then, we've done a lot!  Painting, moulding in Emerson's room, a ceiling fan in the master bedroom, solar tube, under-cabinet lighting and more.  The yard however never managed to make it to the top of the list.  Thanks to our tax return this year, it was going to happen, and now it finally has!!

Thanks to some advice from a friend, I managed to piggy back our sod order and save a bunch of money that way.  The sod came on Friday and I got a LOT of help from Sandra's dad, Peter, Matt and Tod.  I worked as much as I could until it was killing my back and then they took it over and finished the job.  I've been watering like mad, but thankfully there was a great rainstorm last night.  Let's hope for the best.  Here's a few photos and a video.  Hope you enjoy.

Landen couldn't help but eat some of the fill/fertilized dirt.

Finished the front yard on Friday and got to watering right away.

The kids loved the grass and can't wait to play on it.

Landen apparently loves the sprinklers and rain in general.  He had so much fun getting wet and went out again Sunday while it was actually raining and had a good time!