Monday, May 2, 2011

Yard Blitz!

This past Saturday my husband and son "blitzed" Rafael and Jenny's yard.  They have been in their house for 2 years now, but have never really had the time to work in the back yard.  Rafael works nearly full time, has been in school full time and when you add in a new baby that leaves very little time to work outside! 

The picture above shows the before picture with Grandpa holding Mia with 2 dead citrus trees in the background.  Brian thought it was important to help get this yard in shape since Mia will need a backyard to play in very soon!  So while Rafael was at work Mike and Brian went to work.  Jenny also pitched in when Mia took her nap. 

This is the result:

There is still alot of work to be done, but this was a huge start!

On Sunday we attended a birthday party for Brady.
He loves volcano's so this became the theme for the party.
The highlight of the party was the Lava Slide! 
The kids had a really fun time going down this slide!
There was also a little waterslide for the little bitties.

Mia was having none of it, but some of the older toddles had a blast!

On a serious note I've been having alot of trouble watching the news today.  The killing of Osama bin Laden is the big story.  It puzzles me how much people are celebrating.  I know that ObL was evil, but it just seems wrong to hunt him down and basically murder him.  Two wrongs don't make a right is what I was always taught.  I'm pretty sure that the killing of this man will not stop terrorism.  I'm guessing that he already has appointed other evil people to take his place. 
I will say that I do appreciate and honor all of the men and woman who are serving in our armed forces.  I'm very grateful for them.

This quote by Martin Luther King speaks my heart tonight:

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do

Harden not our hearts; pray for peace for those that have been harmed.

Piecefully yours,


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