Thursday, January 13, 2011
So the girls were walking around in the back woods and found these fancy dresses, along with records!, tea cups and several other things I told them not to drag home. However, 2 dresses did find their way back to our house. I washed them up for dress up and the girls are having more fun playing in them.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
It's always hard in pictures to capture how things really look. This oak tree off of our back porch is enormous!! We love it and all of the shade it has provided us, not to mention it's branches that house our horse swing. But....it was a mess. It dropped acorns, leaves and other stuff year round leaving our porch dirty and difficult to clean. It also clogged our gutters in the back of the house that are super difficult to get to because of the sun room addition. So, in typical Brian fashion, he woke up Saturday and decided to chop her down. I was certainly skeptical but watched as my husband climbed 20 feet in the air, on icy branches, with a chainsaw (red flags anyone?) and began to cut away the branches. He managed to get me involved slightly having me hold some metal chains and straps attached to the bigger branches. I had to pull the strap towards the driveway(on ice btw) as he cut, positioning the branch for a clean fall. Exciting stuff!! After that, a friend of his from work and some family members helped him pull it over. It went quite fast. They basically tied a rope around the bottom of it and drove the truck towards the direction we were all hoping it would fall ie. not our house!!. I bet from start to finish it was only an hour? Who knew?? Anyway, we are looking forward to having a cleaner, more usable porch, and allowing our landscaping back there to get some light for once.