|The front of our house.|
Come on in!
Or, actually, let's stay outside!
But before we wander around the yard, let's chat a second. Today is a huge day. It's ICP Awareness Day. I posted on this yesterday and would absolutely love if you would check out the post and learn about cholestasis. An itch during pregnancy can kill! So educate yourself!
And after that little PSA, let's wander.
Today on our home tour we're looking at our outdoor spaces. So far, you've seen our very child-centric family room, our kitchen, and our in-process dining room in this fun linkup with Andrea at Momfessionals.
|Tripp and Davy loved watching the tree removal and the stump grinding!|
As I mentioned on Friday, I'm a bit embarrassed by our houses total lack of curb appeal. We had a dead tree removed last week and so we have a gaping empty space. We have two dead bushes immediately in front of our front door. They got just enough new growth this spring we thought they might come back, but at this point it's clear they are dead. The squirrels ate my outdoor cushions and since I no longer can sit and enjoy the front patio, I completely forgot to replace them. Our grass won't grow under the tree - although a green weedish thing is. I didn't plant a single flower this spring/summer. We need mulch like whoa. (Actually this really needs taken care of ASAP to help keep things alive over the Texas summer!). Basically, our outdoor spaces are a mess!
We'll start in the front.
Now that you've all seen the used-to-be landscaped but needs work front yard, I'll impress you with the backyard. It's roughly the size of a postage stamp. The previous residents did fit a full-size swing set back there, but not much else. This house was built in the 1970s and it's 40 years of life, no one has put a shrub, a flower, a tree, anything, in the back yard.
Despite it's small size, the boys and the dog all love running around out here. But the boys favorite area is the courtyard. In the bottom left photo above, the courtyard is down that raised concrete path. You can also get to it from the sunroom.
I called our dining room a work in progress. Our yard, needs work. But honestly, it isn't next on the project list. Hopefully by next spring we will at least have addressed the empty hole from the dead tree and removed the dead bushes. I have lofty goals thinking we'll do all that by spring!