A glimpse into our crazy life

Start of a new backyard October 18, 2009

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…and the fun continues!!  With the deconstruction done, our landscape architect came in began re-grading our yard.  He was able to transplant all of our plants we already had including two trees.  As you can tell by the first pict, quite a bit of ground has been moved.  All of the mounds are going to be new beds for plants.  The second pict is from one of our bedroom windows.  Gravel has been layed down in the shape of what our patio is going to look like.  We hope to have the pavers in later this month and be done with this project!  Mya’s been banned from her backyard since the deconstruction phase of our back porch completed and is ready to have it back.  Some of her displeasure may be stemming from the noise of equipment, specifically the jackhammer, which has hindered napping.100_2829[1]100_2835[1]


ALS Walk 2009 October 7, 2009

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I headed back to KS last month for this year’s edition of the “Walk to Defeat ALS”. It was great to gather “Team Peggy” together again and we’ve raised $8,850!! Thank you to Team Peggy for making the trip and to all our supporters!! (BTW, we’re still trying to reach our fundraising goal of $10,000. If you’d like to donate, go here.)

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brocks walk 09








thornes walk 09


The destruction continues….

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porch slab








tree stump








While we’ve accumulated numerous scrapes and bruises during this backyard makeover, luckily the only serious injury we’ve caused thus far was to this hammer.

broken hammer