Anyways, onto updates. Short version: We still live in mumblemumble, Colorado. I think that our town is the best town ever. I still work where I work. Sam is now an ordained minister (weddings and baptisms are half off!), Hunter is still big, and just a month ago we proudly announced an addition to our unofficially hyphenated family (the lastname1-lastname2/lastname2-lastname1's); Lucy, an Australian Cattledog/Blue Heeler mix adopted from the local Humane Society.
Long version with pictures:
When we purchased the house, it was pink. With red bark, red yard brick, and a fuchsia/purple crabapple tree in the front. The sprinkler system hadn't been used since I was probably in the first grade.
Without further ado pictures (sequenced clockwise).
Not bad for folk who have only been in the house for a year and a half. Our neighbors are ecstatic about the changes. We've already been challenged to a "who has a prettier lawn"competition for next year.