Unpacking has been slow due to the loss of motivation and the fact that we have to somehow scare up couches for our living room and family room. The ones we bought before we got married seven (yes seven, time sure flies and my anniversary just happened on the 15th) years ago were rather sad looking so we did not move them with us. The big hang up is that my husband prefers the man eating over stuffed couches and I prefer a slimmer more classic looking couch. It may take us some time to reconcile our differences. I think the only reason we were able to agree on a couch before was that we were not married and my husband was eager to please his wife to be.
Here is the front of the house. As you can see there is a very nice mature tree in the front. There is also a poor lonely maple that I feel may have been badly placed. The previous owners seemed to really like maple trees, there are two others that are rather young in the back yard. Apparently they are great for Kansas since they bend well with the heavy winds. In case you can't tell the house is a creamy yellow and a sage green, colors that I would have picked had I been picking the color the house paint.
Here is the side area of the back yard. There is a concrete pad there where we are planning on keeping the kiddy pool. I want to get some sort of shade there so that the kids to not burn in the sun.
Of all the things that were left behind this annoyed me the most but thrilled the kids the most. While they were in Utah they got a taste for trampoline jumping while at their cousin's house. I need to find some sort of step stool so that they can get up and down on their own. I know that we will not be moving it with us nor will we leave it for the renters (too much of a chance of injury and being sued). You can also see a very annoyingly placed maple tree. It is right near the power line to the house. One of the things I plan on doing before long is digging it up and moving it to a better place in the yard.
Here is a closeup of the dirt work we had done. We are trying to sprout grass on it but are being bad at remembering to keep it moist. If nothing sprouts soon I am going to get some sod to keep the rain from washing the dirt away.