Saturday, August 15, 2009

Smoking Break???

No, none of us are smokers here but it was smokin' hot (and humid) here today. Okay....my southern friends and relatives would pretty much laugh at today's "smokin hot" upper 80's. Yet, since we have had a crappy summer so far, this warmth does feel hot. Thankfully, we do have central air at this house too so, although I hate closing out the fresh air, I can't deal with humidity. After tinkering around the house a good part of the morning we took some time to enjoy our yard. I am sooo not ready to share pictures of the inside of the house yet as we are still buried in boxes. However, the picture above is Madeline sitting in our backyard. The steps she is on exit from our 3-season room. You can't see the hot tub but it is located just behind our patio dining set. Also, to the left of where I took the picture (out of view) is Madeline's swing set and our pool. The pool is a little rough as you can tell it is on the older side but it serves its purpose. And, at 4ft deep and a 22ft diameter it is a perfect size pool for the three of us.

David also put together Madeline's swing set. This picture is my view as I peeked out of the 3-season room. I love the mature trees in our yard! We can hear cardinals chirping all day. And here is the craziest thing.... although we used to live in a fairly rural setting and now we live in a city we actually have more "wildlife". Aside from the cardinals and various other birds, we get squirrels and bunnies in our yard and can actually hear the crickets and cicada bugs. Its amazing that we had none of that at our old place! We still have so much to do here but are enjoying every second of it!

2 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

Sounds like a fabulous place!! =D

Amy said...

Melanie....We'll have a girls nite in when I get settled. That might be in 2012, but *eventually* we'll get there :-)