Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Our temporary new home in Maple Valley

Our amazing rental...thanks to some connections in Matt's new school district we are renting this huge 5,000 sqft house on nearly 7 acres! The big catch is that it to is on the market and has been for nearly a year and could sell at anytime. Agh.

 One of my favorite features is this big deck off the main floor of the house. The deck is fully enclosed, so I don't have to worry so much about elk, deer, bear, bob cat, cougar and coyotes (all of which have been seen on the property).

The boys love the trampoline...it scares me, but so far so good.
There is also a play house...a little over grown and the spiders like it.
After a good sweep out...the boys played in it.
Love this picture. Looks like Ry is calling everyone in for dinner while Aaron lounges on the porch.
The first three weeks at the house we let the dogs roam the property. They LOVED it...that came to a quick end when I had to drive miles away to pickup Squires. No more romping, sadly. The lady who had found Squires warned me of all of the dangerous wild life that roams our backyard (coyotes, bear, bob cat and cougar) and suggested that we don't let our animals roam.

Part of our rental agreement is that we maintain the grounds, all 7 acres. It took us 6 hours on the riding lawn mower the first mow. Matt now has it down to 5 hours.
Yep, that elk is in our backyard. I counted 6 points on his rack! Geesh! We have had a great time watching the elk in the yard. We had had up to six at a time.
Taking a drink out of a Home Depot bucket. Ha, ha.
Mom and baby
The boys love watching them.

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