This monstrosity was delivered to our address Friday morning and the kiddos absolutely love it!! This morning my dad and loving hubby shoveled out bag after bag of mulch, making sure it was extra cushy where it needed to be. As you can see, there is still some bags to throw. However, we first need to finish removing the pea rock from under the swing. We are probably going to reuse it as ground cover for a bed or two...not my bed of course; I am talking about a flower bed!! Anyone who feels like sweating off some pounds is free to help James remove and repurpose the rocks and even sweat off more weight by throwing mulch!! Trust me, he can use all the help he can get cause the good Lord knows I sweat enough at the indoor, air conditioned YMCA sitting on a bike and going nowhere fast while I read my current Christian fiction novel!!!
As a rabbit trail, I must say I have been an avid Karen Kingsbury fan, but waiting for the next book in in her Sunrise series to be released has been absolute torture on me. Well, in the meantime, I have discovered a new writer, Donita K. Paul. She has a now 5 book series (it was four when I started) that is centered around a dragon keeper named Kale. The first book in the DragonKeeper Chronicles is DragonSpell. They are actually found in the youth fantasy section of your local Christian bookstore, but they are very well written and hold my attention wonderfully.
Side note: Ebeling boys, the fifth book is the conclusion of the series and is entitled DragonLight. If you are patient enough to wait, I will mail it to you to read when I am done. It may take a month or so since I am still plowing through book 3.