Sunday, September 21, 2008

What we did on our summer vacation

We went with Katie's family to Bethany Beach, Delaware before school started. We flew to BWI near Katie's house and left the next day for the four-hour drive across the Chesapeake Bay bridge and DelMarVa to the ocean. We stopped at the outlet mall in Rehobeth, Delaware, then on to Bethany. Katie rented a house at Bear Trap Dunes about four miles from the beach. Sorry, I have no photos of the house, just the kids at the playground across the street.
Matthew and Joshua at the playground.
Joshua, Carolyn, and Matthew at the clubhouse activity center.
There is sand under all these umbrellas, and ocean beyond.
Waiting for the surf.
On the fishing boat. (And then the camera battery went dead).

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Before (middle) and after

We are not yet done with our home improvements, but its getting close. We will show you photos of some of the changes made.

March. Here is Samuel standing on the ties we had then in the back yard to create raised beds.

April. Max and neighbor, Ted, loading the trailer with ties after digging them out and hauling them to the front.May. Ties out and new curbing in and square foot gardens in place, ready to plant.

June. Square foot garden planted.September. Overrun with zucchini, tomatoes, cabbages, carrots, beans, and who knows what else?
The rest of the back garden:
The last shot is the detail of our outdoor chairs with the new covers.

The front garden, now. No before shots:

This last one is our new front door.