March 31, 2008

dirt, dirt, and more dirt

As some of you may know we are currently in the midst of building a 2-car garage and an addition off the back of our house, which will include a laundry room (yessss), bathroom, and mud room. The great thing about this project? All the dirt remains outside!

Speaking of dirt, Michael spent weeks of preparing the backyard for the 8 dump trucks full of dirt that were delivered this weekend. Part of the preparing was rounding up many of his football buddies to drive the tractors and man the shovels. They spent all day Saturday moving dirt and filling in the old driveway we had going underneath our house. There is still more to be done before the concrete slabs are poured, however we are well on our way to finishing this incredible transformation!



one of 8 trucks...and even more is still needed!
(i bet our neighbors love us!)



what the backyard looked like before this past weekend









the boys, working hard

the finished products, thus far...






and, of course, you have to get a tractor stuck once in a while!








1 comment:

Andrew St.Hilaire said...

Sheesh, you guys don't quit, do you? :) I thought Avila might slow things down! What are you going to do with all your free time when all these projects are finished?

Looks good, by the way!