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Saturday, April 16, 2011

~Yard Work~

What a really great Saturday.
It was a really cool morning but perfect for working in the yard. We all headed out for a day of working together. We cleaned out the garden from last year and the back corner where we had thought many times about putting the garden. We took down the old red fence, cleaned out all the weeds, raked, and got the ground ready for planting. We expanded the back garden and are thinking about making the old garden a flower garden. We had so much fun working together, laughing, teasing, and being together. We also took down the old swing set. As we took it down I remembered the summer when my dad and Ward set it up for the girls. Both of the girls were so excited trying to "help." Jolene was toddling around the yard with a knit hat on she had received in the mail from Great Grandma Larsen. Once it was up they played on it the rest of the day. As nice as the yard looks without the old swing set it is hard to believe the girls are to big for it. They have grown up, whether I am ready or not, they have grown up. Before we started the front yard Ward and Raychel went to the dump while Jolene and I went to the store so we could have a nice BBQ to end our day with. While dinner was cooking we cleaned out the front flower bed and mowing the lawn. It looks great. We are ready for Spring. When we finished Jolene asked if we could go by some flowers now? I had to laugh, it is still too cold to plant but like I told her soon enough we can dig in the dirt and plant flowers and our garden. I think the best part of the day was hearing Jolene say many times she was having so much fun!

Drake was to hyper to be out the whole time. So he would sit

by the gate and watch until he could come out and play.


Holloway Family said...

Hope you saved the swing set to put back up when the grandbabies come along! ;0) It'll happen before you know it, just like the girls grew up so fast from wanting to play on it themselves.

The Christensen Family said...

It was finally, nice Monday so I worked outside in the yard. It was great getting things ready for everything.