We haven't updated in quite some time because even though we have had progress, a lot of it is boring and unphotogenic (new drainage fields required by town code, woo hoo!), and to top it off, the weather has been consistently rainy for *weeks* now, significantly delaying our progress on the cool stuff like the pool. Finally yesterday we had a rare rain-free day, so the contractor was finally able to finish the grading & seeding of the majority of the property, with the exception of some areas that still need to be left rough for access. We have been working like mad on planting beds in areas where we can work, and that involved something like 45 large shrubs (!!!) which we planted ourselves, and a large number of perennials, about half of which are now planted. The other half will have to wait until Noah finally sails by on his way out of town.
In other news, we have company in from out of town, so we're excited to have our first real houseguests! It's good to see friends who live far away, and to meet their little boy who is now 6 months old. Speaking of kids, our own twins are approaching a year old already and we're having their birthday party on Saturday. We had intended for it to be a BBQ but the weather is looking ominous, of course, so we're not sure exactly what Plan B will entail.
We'll have some pics to post after the weekend, I hope!