Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I tackled the Backyard!

First of all let me say I have lived here for 6 years and I have always HATED my yard as long as I have been here. It was always easy to be lazy and blame it on a lack of money to do such a big job. But now I am tired of all the complaining and I am ready to clean up so me and my kids can go outside!!!

Even if it is still never a real lawn, it will be clean dirt without WEEDS EVERYWHERE!!!

My before shot is actually the other side of the backyard that I have not finished yet, and the after photo is the side I planned on finishing today, and I really got it done!!! Thanks to a good friend of mine who came over and helped when I called her all frustrated and angry (yes still struggling, but I am figuring out what helps).


Notice how happy my daughter is in the after shot!!! It's totally all worth it for a photos like that! I also have a picture of my hubby playing with my son....


I want to say a HUGE thank you to 5 minutes 4 mom to encourage me every week to get something tackled, life has changed since tackling things with you gals... thank you for your obedience in the form of a blog :o).

27 comments:

Bridget said...

wow! It looks really good!! Happy Tuesday!

A Juggling Mum said...

Congratulations

You did a great job!

Rachel xxx

Atasha said...

Looks great! I know how messy yards can get. Maybe I will tackle our backyard next week. A BIG Maybe

Good Luck with the other side of the yard.

earthchick said...

AWESOME! (adorable daughter!!)

palmtreefanatic said...

WOW! that is awesome! A huge difference indeed!

Tessa McClanahan said...

first time on your blog. What a chore, and look how great it looks. Good job.

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

Great job!!!

We have been working on yard types of things lately -- it is HARD work! Good for you!

Devildogwife said...

Great job! I love doing work outside, so I have to be careful not to put off the inside. lol! I absolutely hate weeding though. Yuck! Anyway, it looks great!!

My Quotidian Mysteries (Laura) said...

Va Va Voom! That is one awesome tackle! Way to go!

Hey, how'd the party on May 19th go? Hope it was a smashing success!

Raesmom said...

Great job! This is my first week doing a Tackle project and it won't be my last. It really is motivating. Our yard needs some TLC maybe I'll work on that soon.

on the Rock said...

My yard is still at the first photo stage But I'm getting there too. Congrats on all your work!

Weeeeeee

Lauren said...

looks great!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow!! That was quite a tackle! It looks great! Congratulations for such a tough job well done.

Debi said...

Wow! What an amazing job! You must feel incredible!

Ruth said...

WOW!!!!!!! That looks great! Nothing like a little nice weather for inspiration! It takes time to figure out exactly what you want to do. Kudos on the great job!

I have a little contest for Tackling moms today at our blog - check it out if you have time. And again, GREAT TACKLE!!!

Sara said...

Wow! That looks great! Have a great time enjoying the fruits of your labors!

Jennifer D said...

Awesome job! I know you and the kids must be so happy! And I'm sure it feels wonderful! Congratulations on a job well done!

Karla said...

It looks great, Carolyn!
Way to go!!

Wendy said...

That looks great! I love cleaning up around the yard in the Spring time. Usually the hubby is in charge of all that.

Sarah said...

You are GRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEAT!

Babymama, you are awesome! We will have to drop in a say 'hi' soon and check out that back yard! You know, sometimes, it is our heart to do our family the best that brings out the best in the loved ones as well. Keep on doing that thang mama.

You RoCk!

Love you!

Jennifer said...

Holy Cow that's awesome work!!! YOU ROCK!

flipflopmom said...

ahhhhhhhhh it looks AMAZING!! You did wonderful!! I'm so proud of you!!! My hubby discovered we have GRUBS in our lawn today... Oh well.. what's a girl to do except pay LOTS for a bag of grub kill... yikes!!

Sally Bradley said...

Yowzers!

Great job.

Rae said...

That's such an awesome improvement! Good job..it looks great!! Good luck with the other side. The two pictures with your lil ones are adorable as always.

Lisa said...

Awesome tackle!!! It looks so great. I'm sure it feels wonderful to go out into your backyard.

Judy said...

Wow, you did a great job! I was neglecting my backyard, too, and just recently went out there to sweep, hose down, etc. I pray the Lord will really bless all your efforts, and I know He will! I'm going to keep you in mind if I happen upon some free supplies/materials for yards. Sometimes great deals come along...

Carey said...

Wow! What a huge difference! It looks great!