Come next month we will have lived in our house for 4 years. I can't even believe how quickly time has passed and that we have added two children, one born within the four walls of this house. Our backyard has been the last priority on the long list of household to-do's.
We (Drake's mom and I) made a small enclosure for the kids to play until we had the means to expand and really do what we want. As we are getting close to that point I thought I should cough up the money to purchase a couple of chair pads so that we could sit out there and get a feel for how we want our backyard. $70, I spent $70 on two chair pads and you would think we added another bedroom to our house. We have spent more time as a family in our backyard over the past 4 days than we have in the past 4 years.
It. Is. Wonderful.
We have been out there every night under the stars, music playing, kids dancing.
Amazing what transpires when television is out of the line of vision. Conversations, relaxation, family time.
After two days of backyard bliss, we coughed up another $70 for two more chair pads. I cleaned off the patio table, handed down to us from Drake's grandfather, that we had never used. Morning coffee, quiet time with the Lord, breakfast, afternoon snacks and dinner has all been enjoyed around the forsaken glass top in a span of two days. Amazing the fellowship a table with four chairs (plus chair pads) has brought our family. Wish we had done this sooner.
If you ever stop by and we don't answer the door, come around back, we'll pour you a drink and maybe by then we'll have two more chair pads.
Big things are happening this weekend...someone special is turning 6. Can't wait to celebrate her.
Now back to party prep...