The little muchkins start school on Monday, although I can hardly call them little munchkins anymore – how do I have a first grader? And little man starts pre-school too?!? The teacher may have to pry my curly haired little baby out of my hands…deep breaths right?
Basically, this last week of summer has rendered me useless in the DIY/blog/do anything remotely productive category. So, I did the only sensible thing and called my mom. I have had several of you ask me to share photos of the outside of their home and I thought now would be the perfect time since I can’t seem to accomplish anything around our house.
This is the back yard, or the front if you are normal, but we have this debate all the time on the lake that actually the lake side of your yard is the front of the house and the street side is the back.
And yet my mom always calls this the front door, but it’s the back of the house? It’s all very confusing…
This is the lake side/back yard/front side? Stick with me here, I know you basically need a degree in rocket science to figure it out…
My parents just put this fun fire pit in and it’s just like a gas fireplace. No boy scouts required for building a fire, just the turn of a key, which is nice when you are having a s’more emergency
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has a sudden urgent need for a s’more in their life?
I love the large porch on the back of their house, it’s such a nice spot to hang out. This is an especially nice napping spot, if you ask the dogs anyways.
They also put this outdoor kitchen area in a few years ago for a fathers day gift for my dad.
I think it may be the favorite feature for my kiddos, because they can always grab a juice box or chocolate milk from the fridge when they are out running around the neighborhood (if you are new here, we live about 15 houses down from my parents, kinda weird, but kinda great). And you know Grandma always has the fridge stocked!
The big closet doors behind the grill here are genius and I wish we had something like this, they hold all the tubes, skis, wake boards and life jackets.
This is their view of the lake (albeit on a very gloomy cloudy day) and they have this nice boardwalk by the water’s edge to sit on.
Alright, back to getting organized for school! It’s not weird that I’m just now cleaning out her backpack from the last day of school right? I mean, that’s totally great timing…praying there are no left behind snacks turned slimy science experiments waiting for me…
I’ll be back next week (once we settle into school) with a sunroom update and maybe even the start of some fall projects!
If you want to check out more of my parent’s house I have other rooms up on the blog –