Monday, April 11, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Guys, I love my house.  I love coming home and parking in my garage.  I love having space for our books and toys and stuff, even when it isn't all unpacked or organized yet.  I love having a washer and dryer, or did until our dryer failed 2 weeks into our home ownership.  But we've got a new washer/dryer set on the way, energy efficient, less water use, and not 30 years old, so that's a plus.

BUT, the thing I love most of all....the yard!

Oh a yard, filled with growing things (even if right now that is mostly grass).  A yard with room for a garden, a yard where little goat can frolick, a yard for grilling, and bonfires and sunshine.  It may be the end of winter talking but right now even yardwork as a family is fun.  And Mr. Goat is so cute pruning and prepping the yard. 

This weekend we managed to procure a grill and a firepit bowl, both free, thanks to Chris from Twitter (who is way awesome and I'm so grateful for).  So tonight we decided to grill.  We also finally put together little goat's Birthday present, a tricycle from his Godparents.  Between the grilled meats and the new wheels the goat family was in heaven this evening.

As you can see little goat adores his new trike.  He didn't want to come in to have dinner, which is sort of unheard of.



We hung out on the little patio in our backyard so that we could be close to daddy and the gril but it is only a matter of time before we head out to the driveway and bigger things.  His legs are just a little short to pedal properly but that doesn't prevent him from zipping around on it.

Mr. Goat and I were excited for other reasons.  It has been 7 years since we've been able to grill regularly so this is so wonderful.  And somehow I ate better - fresher, real food - when I grill.  There is still the occasionally brat (yum) but porkchops, chicken and others are all great!  We can grill corn, and kabobs, and fruit for dessert.  I'm really excited about it.


Plus, we can also entertain this summer and finally have a place to have people over!  I love our grill and our house.  I'll introduce some rooms and such soon as it comes a long, but right now, we are just happy to be here and getting settled.

10 comments:

Colleen said...

What a GIGANTIC difference a yard, and the weather to enjoy it makes. Just reading this, I got that feeling of the first real Spring days outside with a child... the best... and even better in your OWN yard! So very excited for you and your family (and kind of thinking that some brats... or whatever else on your grill sounds pretty darned good, if you're in the mood for some Lindstrom company. We always come bearing wine...)

Monika said...

Your son will love to spend every possible moment outside for years to come. It's a wonderful thing to experience the pride of home ownership. So happy you are settling in & are enjoying it all so much.

krisgetshealthy.com said...

I am SO jealous of your ability to grill. There is no place for s to put a grill, and I miss it terribly. That being said... can I just say how cute your son is!!! I squeal every time i see photos of him!

Ann said...

Yayyyyyyyyyy, love that yard. Soooooo awesome!!

Ang said...

Having a yard is so nice! I am sure Goat will loving being able to play outside. Enjoy your grill and the outside weather!

Sarah - Fat Little Legs said...

Awesome! So glad you are enjoying your home. We have a 1/4 acre... yes in a 'burb, and we love it. I have grown tomatoes, zucchini, cucs, herbs, spinach, and peppers for the last 3 years! Also love to grill... one of my favorite salads is with grilled chicken and black beans and corn. I'll try to share the recipe soon.

fritzfacts said...

It does make a huge difference mentally to come home to something that you love. To have that space for your things, and the room to run and enjoy!

Oh grilling...I love it. We grill year round, that is how much Hubby loves it.

You will have to let me know what kind of "outdoor" toys you are looking for. Garage sale season is coming, and I can be on the lookout!

MrGoat said...

I like Lindstroms, but I prefer beer to wine,although now that I think of it, I read something about that on your blog.

Valerie said...

Oh, I remember that feeling! I'm currently feeling that way about our new yard. I'm so happy for y'all. I can't wait to visit y'all again and see your new digs!

trishatfox said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you. There is nothing better than hanging out in the yard with the fam.