When Matt and I were looking to find the home where Noah and Will would spend most of their childhoods, we both knew that a yard with lots of room to both play and relax was important to us. The first time we came to see the house we have now made our home, and saw its expansive green lawn, its gardens, and its old, majestic trees, we knew the place was calling us to make it our own. While there is a lot of work involved in keeping our yard looking happy and inviting, Matt and I do it all gladly, and the yard rewards us for our efforts time and time again with many family hours filled with joy and laughter in it.
Last evening, after Matt had mowed the lawn and I had done some work in the flower gardens, some of the next-door-neighbour boys started trickling into our yard along with Noah and Will, and an impromptu game of baseball started up. Quite content just to watch the boys (Matt included!) enjoy playing one of their favourite sports, I grabbed a seat in a comfy chair on the deck and watched the game unfold.