Hours of blood, sweat and tears went into this summer’s landscaping projects at our house and as I write this tonight my muscles ache from another day of tinkering in the backyard having transplanted some lilac bushes from the front to back yard and laid some river rock in the backyard. So, the projects haven’t ended, but I’m so blessed to have spent a few hours today in the backyard while sister slept with her window cracked above me where I worked outside and wild man Luke next to me with his toy dump truck and front loader helping move sand, dirt and rock. Life doesn’t get any better than this!
The guys “breaking ground”!
Can I just brag and show you some makeover photos though? I have no admit, I did not touch every block, nor move every ounce of dirt but we have all spent countless hours in the yard this summer. Although it’s taken months to accomplish it’s been a joy to have, at different stages, every immediate family member on my side of the family help with the project at various times when they came to visit this summer. Hands from from Brazil, New York, Denver, Cheyenne, Sundance and many, many friends and family here in Sheridan have touched this project and left memories here. This home, our first home purchase as a married couple, has lots of memories, and this summer’s projects added to the book. There’s something about getting my hands dirty and coming in with that grimy dirt covered feel that makes me feel alive! Must be my childhood and growing up outside and with 2 brothers, but this girl is in heaven with these projects.
Starting to see a wall take shape!
“Pop pop” ( Grandpa) and the wild man putting some water on all the dirt we moved to put in the wall!
Not only did we put in a new wall this summer, the little wild man got a sandbox makeover! Fresh sand filled plum full in that huge sandbox! He’s already spent many hours in that box. Before we could fill that puppy full we needed some scary trees removed first! This big, big ‘ol puppy was a shared project between our gracious neighbor and us. It took the crew a couple days to remove this HUGE dead tree. They also removed a half a dozen dead Chinese Elm trees as well. Once removed it revealed to us an awesome view of our sweet little city from our deck AND dining table! LOVE!
Baby grass growing! So happy that after a two days of pouring rain it survived!
Did I mention this huge dead tree!? This was after a crew had spend a day chopping away at this tree! You wouldn’t believe the size of this beast! So glad to have it gone! No worry that a stray branch will crack in the winds and heavy snows and hurt somebody or something.
We look forward to sharing this updated space with our friends and family, making many more memories! There’s still plenty of work to be done, but one project at a time! We’re blessed beyond measure.
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