Monday, April 16, 2007
We finally had the opportunity to do some yard work yesterday afternoon. The weather was beautiful, and we were motivated to get some things done. I started out by making a list. Shannon just went outside with some boys and started assigning jobs. Some were relegated to the garage to clean, some were in charge of picking trash up out of the yard (dogs!), and others were put on pick up sticks duty. Shannon and Jackson got some broken limbs out of the trees, Alex and I got the garage in order, and Chase, Bryce and Colton alternated between cleaning and playing with the girls. We got some new swings for the swing set this weekend, so they were very excited about playing.
The boys helped me take down and paint the shutters and the front door. The green is now history. Our new color is Blackberry Wine. It's a glorified purple, and we think it is beautiful. The guys were great helpers when it came to taking down and putting the shutters back up. I've included a picture of Alex hanging out the second story window replacing one of them. What fun!
I'm pleased with what we accomplished, but there is still so much more to do! My next project: Build a patio outside the back door by the driveway. I'm not sure when we'll begin--soccer takes up most of the day on Saturday. By the way, Alex, Jack & Chase (same team), and Bryce all won their games on Saturday.
"She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27