Isn't this just a gorgeous backyard? There are many things we love about the missionary home where we are living, but the backyard is one of our favorites. It is, in fact, a big part of the reason why we always request this house instead of the other one that is slightly larger.
When the weather is nice and the kids are healthy, they are outside as much as they can be and this yard gives them lots of room to play, a place for Tim, Brendan and a few of the girls to practice their archery as well as a path to school that does not involve crossing the road.
They LOVE the "forest!" Actually, we have a forest and the woods. The woods refer to the line of trees that border along top of a berm between the house and the school's parking lot. The forest is the grove of trees behind the house with trails meandering through, several of which head straight to the school's playground or the soccer field.