We bought a house! It's tiny, but it's all my dreams come true- over a hundred years old, original hardwood, apple tree swing, raspberry and rose bushes everywhere, huge fenced-in garden,three minutes from my sister. We started about ten projects simultaneously when we moved in and everything is in disarray, hence the strategically cropped pictures. It is so fun, though. Nobody told me how wonderful having a backyard would be. It's the best! And instead of begging my children not to run and jump or the neighbors will be mad, I absolutely command them to run and jump everywhere. They go outside and swing a little, then smell the flowers a little, then poke at some bugs, then run to check the mail.
Anyway, excuse the bragging. It's been eight years in the making so I'm forgiven, right?