Monday, June 13, 2011

Going . . . Going . . .

About a month ago, I mentioned on facebook that we were considering taking out the pool. I got an OVERWHELMING response to it - more facebook comments than I've gotten on any post before. And nearly 100% of the responses were telling me to keep the pool. Funny, a lot of the responses were to the tune of "we like that YOU have a pool".

However, we didn't receive any positive responses in the form of monetary contributions, so it just wasn't possible. We'll have a pool someday, just not today.


Going . . .


going . . .


going . . .


(Sam's permanent location for the past week)

going . . .



going . . .




gone.


We thought long and hard about this decision, and we know it's the right one for our family right now. Now who wants to play in our dirt?

11 comments:

Cathy said...

Did you already sell your poolside furniture?

And it looks like you should be planting a lot of rows of corn in your new garden space.

stephanie said...

wow, that was fast. your backyard is huge now! it looks so easy/affordable now. :)

onehm said...

I bet it was a tough decision! And I agree with Stephanie...HUGE yard! Your kids will have a blast! :) And they could be out there unsupervised...which is my kind of backyard!

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Robin said...

Crazy and cool! Playing in the dirt is the best. Time to go get yourselves some Tonka dump trucks!

Macey said...

Wow! Talk about efficient. I agree with the corn rows...it could be a very nice Thanksgiving crop, or a great monsoon mud wrestling area :)

Skye said...

Little kids will have just as much fun in a little blow up pool!

diana said...

wow what a huge decision! it looks wonderful... now i need the info on the people you used. my parents want to get rid of theirs. email me!

Bulloch Family said...

Your yard is huge!! :) How fun! What a huge decision. Your kiddos will have so much fun running around with the extra space

Emily said...

We still love you without a pool. We'll come play in your dirt & grass next time we're in town.

Tiffany Haynes said...

I'm still sad you removed it ;) That is one big backyard!
Congratulations on 3#!! So fun you and Cathy will be having them so close together.