Late last year, our neighbor stopped by. She had one simple request, please cut the tree down in your backyard. It was a 65 y ear old ash tree and was causing damage to her pull. We mulled over it for a few months, I hated the idea of cutting down such a large tree and of losing the great shade it provided for the house. In January, we finally cut it down along with a trio of pesky pine trees on the other side of the yard.
We were left with a yard that was much larger than we realized, a lot of mud and no idea how what to do with it. After a few weeks of back and forth, we committed to a pool and basketball court for the boys.
As parents, we want our kids around, not only to make sure they're safe but to see who they're spending their time with. We set out on a 6 month journey - filled with lots of back and forth, creative "disagreements" and mud. Tons of mud.
The end results was more than we could have ever imagined. We have created a second living area for our home. We've spent more time in our backyard over the last few months than we have since we moved in. It's been great. I'm so very excited and proud of our little project.
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