After years of focusing on the inside of the house, it's time to turn our attention outside. Our backyard: the final frontier; the wild west. I rarely post pictures taken in our backyard, and for good reason. It's a disaster.
But we've had a couple of sunny days, with highs in the 50s, and progress has been made.
Concrete has been broken up and stacked to form retaining walls and pathways.
Dirt has been shoveled and relocated.
Bulbs have been fooled by this unseasonable weather and have started to bloom.
There's a lot more work to be done in the backyard. It certainly won't happen overnight, especially at the pace we like to work.
So we're giving ourselves all year. 2009 will be the year of the backyard. Perhaps 2010 will be the year we enjoy the fruits of our labor. We're definitely enjoying the fruits, or should I say vegetables, of all the work we did in our front yard last year.
Aidan says 2009 is the year of his room. He has some big plans for his small space.
Avery says 2009 is the year of the Ipod. She has a lot of songs to add to her new Shuffle.
What about you? What will be your focus this year?