I realized that I never posted a picture of the fence that Brett & Chip built this fall after the massive retaining wall was conquered. It turned out great!
Now that the inside of our house is pretty well completed (huge, huge sigh) we can begin focusing our attention on the outside. This is very exciting. Brett has been preparing our garden beds (the two lower terraces), which may be the only thing we can focus much attention on this year. We are so looking forward to getting outside and playing in the dirt this spring/summer! I think that once the little babe is born, however, I will be able to contribute more. Maybe post-baby I'll be able to bend over to participate in garden activities without making excessive noises indicating discomfort. But then again, perhaps this is a permanent trait that has developed? Poor Brett.
Since the upcoming arrival of our Tiny One will most likely steal Gideon's spotlight, it only makes sense that he'd get a little shout out. Gideon, though not totally in his element when we lived in Encinitas, is most definitely solar powered. We call him our little TJ (Tijuana) dog because when the sun is out he can always be found basking in the most exposed part of our yard, staring directly into the sun, plopped down on a nice solid patch of dirt, or atop our compost pile even though grass may be a very nearby option. Is it terrible that I'm blogging about our dog? Don't answer that. Thank you.