This summer has flown by! What’s new for this family? We finally finished our back yard! It’s been a long process since we were doing it all ourselves.
Last spring my husband built a paver patio. The ground here in Nevada can be very hard so the excavation was very back breaking. He did a great job, being that it was his first time doing it! This spring he laid a sprinkler system and laid the sod. It is so nice for the kids to be able to go out and play in the backyard. I can also say that my floors have looked much better without the dog trailing in so much dirt.
My contribution to the backyard was two garden boxes I built with my parents help. They were very easy to build. We made them out of 2 x 6 planks. They are 4’ x 6’ in size and have been perfect for starting my first garden. We also extended the drip line to keep them watered.
Here are a few pictures of my first bounty!
The zucchini took over the garden! I am having a major problem with squash bugs so I have taken out two of the zucchini plants.
The kids and I found this little guy hanging out in the zucchini plants. We’ve found him a couple more times throughout the summer.
Besides our completion of the backyard, I have finished refurbishing some Goodwill finds (pictures to follow), celebrated Aiden’s 5th birthday, my hubby’s birthday, and my BIG 3-0! I’m not exactly thrilled yet. I took 3 weeks of work off to adjust! I’m working on a list of personal goals for my thirties and am trying to decide on a one word theme to represent my goals. I’ll get back to you on that one…
Tune back in for my furniture reveals!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!