I would like to think that I live on the side where the grass is greener… not literally though since we live in the desert. The evenings and time spent at home and in the community feels well-spent as the time goes slow.
We were checking out what sports our community has to offer and kickball was one of them. It would be fun for Tyler to play and meet other people and I’d be the wife on the bleachers rooting on him.
Mom once told me about the old days when she just married Dad. She moved into Dad’s house in Seattle and a few blocks away was a baseball field where my Dad played baseball in the evenings. When I was a baby, Mom would take me to the games to watch him play.
If Tyler plays, then the only thing missing from the story will be a baby in tow. People have been asking us when we’re going to have children now that we just bought a house. It’s the perfect time to have children since there are a lot of children in our neighborhood. But we’re not ready just yet. Our house is our baby right now and we’re tending to it… painting, decorating, fixing some things and coming up with new projects.
Tyler getting ready to tackle the BBQ
This past weekend we started painting the family room and finally decided on a different color: chocolate froth. We love it and we still have a long way to go with painting. Since there is no dividing wall with the family room & kitchen we have to paint the same color in the kitchen throughout the house except the rooms.
My parents gave us their old BBQ
Tyler spent a lot of time on the BBQ scrubbing it clean and fixing it up and staining new wood a dark cherry color after I expressed my love for leaving the wood the way it looked. He said didn’t know the can he bought was that dark. Right…he knew. I know him very well. Although the BBQ now looks beautiful!
Now we have a nice BBQ!
We also scrubbed clean the table & chairs and spray painted them (they were white before)
Now our backyard is 99.9% complete! (Hint: a pool someday!)