April 20, 2010

The Good Life

First, you'll find me over at MMB today, trying on the fashionable and chic, serious and inspirational style.

I don't know if it matches the color of my eyes, or fits me well around the waist, but the topic is something that I feel strongly about so, it is what it is.

Even if you don't think it goes well with my shoes.

And second, I appreciate you all putting my washing machine in its place. It's been pretty whiny lately, protesting rather noisily as to what it has had to wash lately. Picky, picky.

But I don't know how it managed to sneak onto my computer yesterday to write that last post up. It must have been while I was out taking pictures of this.


Now now, before you click off, vowing to never again read the blog of the weird girl who takes pictures of the strangest things, I will explain why this picture was worth missing out on watching my washing machine scuffle it's way over to my computer.

You have to understand, we bought our very first house, this house, almost a year ago. It was a new construction so we spent all last summer putting in the sprinkler system ourselves!... Okay, so it was more of an 80/20 effort. Luke of course being the 80%.

But only because he has bigger muscles than I do. And because he has facial hair.

Last fall we put some sod down in the backyard so the kids would have a place to play. So, this was the first time mowing OUR grass in OUR backyard, with our NEIGHBOR'S lawn mower.

*sniff* It was a tear-jerking moment.

Don't worry, all-in all we're a pretty normal family. Almost to the point of being dull really.


And so after a fulfilling day of mowing half a yard, Luke and I lay on the trampoline, romantically snuggled in a blanket, surrounded by toy tools, bouncy balls, and cracker crumbs, whispering sweet nothings such as,


"Honey, we need to get rid of the rocking chair. It's broken again and someone's going to fall over in it." And, "After having to fix both vehicles, it looks like we'll have to post-pone working on the basement for a little while."

Ahh... the good life.



13 super cool people speak:

Patty Ann said...

Love the pics! The grass is lovely! Since I live in the woods, we don't have grass. The only what to grow it is to cut down the trees. Every once in awhile, I lay on our trampoline and dream of lush grass that somebody else mows! Congratulations on your first big spring mowing spree!

Sarah loves it all said...

I want to lay on the trampoline romantically!! That sounds tremendous!

See Mom Smile said...

I hope everyone still has their toes after the lawn mowing!! Love the thought of snuggling on a trampoline, whispering sweet nothings. That IS the good life.

Sue said...

I liked your article at MMB. Very much.

=)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

It is a good life!

Cheeseboy said...

Men have always known how to mow laws well because of our facial hair.

Saimi said...

Having boys has it's advantages. They had weekly rotaions in the lawn mowing department while I watched from the trapoline drinking lemonade.

Cheers to the good life!

Ann On and On... said...

We whisper the same sweet nothings.... LOL Cute post!

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Charlotte said...

It's nice to have your very own yard! By the end of summer mowing it won't be near as fun.

I think my washing machine read your blog yesterday and is planning to strike. If it does, I'll know where to send the bill!

Pearl said...

You ARE living the good life and what an awesome neighbor you have to lend you their lawn mower to mow your lovely lawn! I'm totally jealous of the whisperings of sweet nothings on the tramp.....

Amber said...

My washing machine doesn't go on strike, I do. I am trying to figure out why I still have piles and piles of laundry.

T said...

haha - enjoyed the post (posts... I read down the page awhile... I'm a junkie)

just dropping by and meeting all my future BBFFs before CBC actually happens so that I can honestly say "man, I love your blog" when I run into everyone there!

Rachel Sue said...

It's those things that makes me want a trampoline.

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