well, it's official... we aren't going anywhere! and that's perfectly fine with us at this point. the house deal is officially off and we were pleased to see the for sale sign taken away this morning! the other house was nice, sure. but so is this one, and we're happy to stay. that ready-to-play yard would've been nice, but oh well... guess it's time to get to work on this one! unfortunately sod is going to be pretty expensive (like $1000. ugh.) so we are getting some opinions on what else we can, aside from tilling everything up and starting over, and going from there. you never know, by the end of summer, we might actually have a yard full of grass, a swing set, and two very tan children! ha!