Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Hello everyone,

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New year from my family to yours!!!

Well, we are taking a break from softball this month.  It is officially basketball and ski season.  Amazing what a few free weekends can do.  We have cleaned out our garage decently and made it good enough to work as a gym for the kids and us.    Our backyard is a disaster though!  About 6 to 7 years ago we (my husband and I) had custom-built a huge two-story play structure by ourselves with swings and a tube slide.  The structure went around our orange tree. Kind of like a tree house.  The kids used it may be for a year or two and then it has been standing unused since they grew out of it.

Since we have been so busy travelling for our games, the only ones that benefited from our fruit trees were the squirrels since they got to every fruit before we ever could.  In any case, can you guess what my backyard is going to be in a few months?  Any guesses?  Did I mention that my husband loves sports and kids love softball?  Yes, my backyard is going to have a batting cage!  Crazy? Yes!  I will post pics of how we go about doing it as we do it.

My backyard has been completely cleaned of the play structure and trees for now.  I will post pics when I get a chance.  It has been raining a lot and so we have to wait till the rain stops before we can proceed.

If my kids quit softball, I am going to have a pool!!!  That is my condition.  I hope you all have a great Holiday season!!!