Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Adios Pool!

When we were house hunting we came across our current home. We looked at it on a Sunday afternoon for the first time. It was pretty much what we were looking for 3 bedrooms, two baths and plenty of room for us to grow. The only drawback was the underground pool that probably was original to our house. We loved the house...it was made for entertaining, something we both love, it also had a sunroom, an added bonus because it was not on our original "want/need" list. However the upkeep of the pool would be expensive and it wasn't it great condition either. Finally after several days had past we decided to look at the house again. It was definitely was one of the best and it just felt right. We figured we could do with the pool part later. Our first summer in the house we tried the pool out and quickly decided we would never own a pool unless we could afford to pay someone to clean and deal with the upkeep, especially if there is a large elm tree next to it!

Here is the original backyard.

After looking into several options we decided we would fill in the pool. The work consisted of a lot of man hours and hard work! Thankfully I found out I was pregnant at the beginning of this project and lucked missed out on all of the hardwork. Darn! :) I don't think Mike minded too much, he played with a lot of new toys!

We had lots of help from our families.

However, this weekend I participated in the fun!

Madeline joined me in the fun! I think she liked the tractor.

Not long after I gave Mike the keys to the tractor, he decided to leave his mark in the neighboring fence. Thankfully his daddy came to the rescue and fixed it up!

All of the rocks and weeds we removed from the yard.

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. After two long years we can finally say we have a backyard! HOORAY!!!! We still need some topsoil, but we will be planting grass soon and Madeline will have a yard to play in and a place for her swing set!!!
Never thought it would loook soooo good!

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