Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bye Bye Trees

The house has (or rather had) three apples trees and one plum tree. Normally I would be all for leaving trees and excited about fresh apples, but these were golden delicious apples and the fruit wasn't very tasty. The plums, according to the neighbor, were not edible either.  I imagine that both set of trees were neglected for some time.

Dave and the Waters Family set out early on Saturday morning and by noon they had all the trees down. Only one minor incident to the fence, which Dave easily fixed with two screws. We plan on replacing the trees with something, we just don't know what yet. But we do know they will be non fruit bearing :)

Next up.... removing all that lava rock. Oooohh fun!



Coming down

#3 (The Big One)

Thank goodness for the help of friends
Looks completely safe....
Almost done

Ta da!

One of Claire... just cause :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Laureli Louise Hicks

I'll write the details of that morning another time, as a nap is calling my name, but in the meantime here are a few pictures to enjoy. 

6 lb 8 oz, 20" long born at 8:55 am on March 1st, 2013

Where did all that DARK hair come from?
Proud Daddy!
Meeting baby sister

Already has the pout perfected

Looks just like Claire (with dark hair)!
Dave had to redo the seat straps four different times

And the seat is still too big for her
My favorite pic

Our big helper
Big sister took this picture