Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Our 4th of July was spent going to our hometown parade with good friends. We went back after the parade to some good friends home had a BBQ lunch and then went home to greet our friends who were coming for a BBQ at our house I think at one point we had about 30 or people here with all there kids! It was a blast. We ate visited and spent the evening enjoying fireworks and alot of laughs. What a blessing it is to have good friends. We enjoyed our time watching our kids share in some of the traditions Ryan and I had growing up!

Putting in a Playstructure!

We decided to put up a play structure. We have been wanting to get one but found out how spendy they are so Ryan and the engineer that he is wanted to do one himself. So after many long night discussions and our friends wanting to put one in as well, we decided on a set of plans and did it! Ryan and our friend Jon ordered the kit's, ordered the wood and went to work the weekend before the fourth of July and put two play structures up in one weekend!! Needless to say I was so proud of them. Jeff, Ryan's younger brother offered to come and help, though I don't think he knew what he was getting himself into. They all started at 8:00am and ended roughly around 10:00pm Saturday and 9:00pm Sunday. Thanks to Grandpa Oster coming over and also offering his help they were able to push through the second day a little faster. With alot of sweat, hammering, cutting and hard work they did it! The kids love it, mom loves it (they can go out and play and I can be making dinner in the kitchen it's so lovely) and dad seems pretty happy with his work. We still need to stain it a nice color (that will come this weekend) but it turned out great. Job well done Ryan, Jon and Jeff. Thank you uncle Jeff for helping out!! Enjoy the pictures!