The first time I saw the sloped backyard I was not dismayed as my husband was. What I saw was our very own hill for sledding. Each winter that brings snow we have our very own hill just right for the kiddos. This year Matt built a ramp so the kids could launch themselves. How genius was that?! He also added a hump midway through for an extra boost. This kept the kids entertained for two afternoons which meant one happy mama.