I haven't had a back yard since I was 12. I can't wait to get a swingset for the kids and let them actually play outside in our yard rather than have to play in the street. I love that our road is somewhat quiet to traffice and where our house is is way in the back of the Loop. I actually went to school for plant science (landscaping, floral design, turf management..etc) so it will be fun actully having a yard and SUN to plant plants. Where I live now is totally surrounded by trees and other buildings so we get very little light in our house.