Friday, February 17, 2006

Our Day at the Park

We took our balls to the park behind our new house today. It was a lot of fun, and even a little bit chilly. It was overcast, which barely ever happens here in the desert. They claim to have over 300 days a year of sunshine. Sometimes it is nice to have a gray day that requires a sweater, or in the very least a long sleeved t-shirt. It hasn't rained in over 115 days, a new record. I don't think it is ever going to rain again. At the park Oliver loves the slides, while Mabel loves to ride her horse "Rain."

Here are some more pictures of our new backyard:

This is our grove of fruit trees. It takes up about half of the yard.
We have oranges, lemons, tangerines, and grapefruits.

Here is the back of our house-- the entrance to our Arizona room.
Yes, that is an official term. It means a sun room, or a closed in patio.
Below is our barn (or shed). We plan on painting it red one of these days, even though Mabel told me today that we should paint it pink, purple, and yellow.
I am not surprised.


  1. those trees are gorgeous. neal is very jealous! i hope you plan on keeping them up!

  2. Wow- those fruit trees are awesome! I bet the kids will love being able to go pick all the yumy fruit! We had tangerine and tangelo trees growing up and would go out and pick some yummy fruit off periodically.

  3. Those trees are awesome! We planted some fruit trees last spring but they still look like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. We'll probably be long gone before they actually produce any fruit.

  4. Wow. I can't imagine trees like that ... but perhaps you southern-desert folks can't imgaine an apple tree, or cherry tree, or peach trees. Or, maybe you have those too .. either way. I would die to have any or all. How fun!

  5. Emily8:00 PM

    It reminds me of Mike's backyard when we were young. We used to play what I believe we called "shadow tag".


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