Saturday, July 10, 2010

2010 Summer yard work

We've been wanting to do some yardwork around the yard this summer and the time has come! The time is now. Let's explore and say wow!

This is the front yard full of rhododendron bushes. They were getting pretty big and needed to be cut down in size. A LOT.
This lovely stump is what is left. This happened to the front and back rhody bushes. Maybe it will help keep down the rat population as well.

Donovan and Michael busily helping.

Russell looks like he is contemplating. What is he contemplating is the question.

Michael helping Russell load up barkdust. He is one of the hardest working 9 year olds I know.

This is the back of the house. The rhododendrons back here went almost to the roof. They were quite tall and very bushy. It sure opened up a lot of space.

The front yard after we put bark dust down today. This also opened up a lot of space. WOW!

1 comment:

Entzel Family said...

What are you go to plant now?? Michael has grown so much! He is so tall!! What a handsome bunch of boys! It looks great and I bet it feels nice to have a change!

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!