Here is another view of the mantel.... you can actually see the ladder bookshelf in this one. I seem to have lots of empty shelves so certain little hands don't pull all my things down. :)
This was one of the reasons we got the house; the backyard. It is quite large for being in town ( the lot is on a third of an acre.). It is fully fenced and had a fire pit (which we have used once).
I just love looking out the window and seeing the family of squirrels that live in the trees.
That is all the pictures I have for now. I don't want to show you the kids' rooms as they are now... what a disaster!