Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just in Case You Were Wondering . . .

This is our backyard, as of Saturday.  We are getting close, but . .





  we still have a LONG way to go.

We have come a long way though.  This is the best before shot I have (pre-blogging days).


Next, we are designing the lighting.  This is a project that Tom has put me in charge of, and I jumped on it!  I have no idea what I'm doing, but I know how to look for inspiration pictures and copy them.  We want to get the wiring in before we lay a path - the bricks are for the path that goes around the yard by the retaining wall. 

I've had a lot of people ask me if we were done, yet - now you know!

I'm linking to Serenity Now's Show Me Your Progress.

32 comments:

Kelli said...

You guys have made amazing progress and it looks really nice. I know you can't wait until it's all done.

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow you sure have come a long way! I am impressed. Already it seems so worth the wait and effort. Of course it's very easy for me to say, isn't it? I'm excited to see the finale!

Wendy said...

Wow! Your pavers look awesome! A fantastic job! Adding lighting will be like adding jewelry! Have fun planning! Can't wait to see what you decide on!
Wendy

Tam said...

whoa! that's ALOT of pavers :) It looks amazing! Great job!

Soilsqueezer said...

It looks great and amazing, but it does appear that my old study buddy may be bringing some of his work home with him. If that isn't a backyarad that makes a geotechnical engineer proud I don't know what is.

Letti said...

That is beautiful. You guys have been working very hard.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

WOW!!! I know first hand how much work sod and pavers are... it's looking A-MAZING!

alissa said...

Your backyard looks great! What a huge difference form your before picture. I can't wait to see the rest!
Alissa

Brittney said...

It looks so great! You guys are doing a great job!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What progress!!! You are doing a fabulous job. It's like two different yards. ;)

Sarah said...

Beautiful...you will use it so much when you are finished!

{ L } said...

Big project and it's coming along beautifully! How exciting! You have a lovely place.

Leigh said...

Wow- I can't believe that before shot!Looks like a totally different yard.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Holy moley! What a transformation. And, that is a LOT of stones.

Kristen said...

It's really coming along!!! You will be soooo glad to sit down with a glass of lemonade someday down the road and just sit and enjoy all the hard work you put in.

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I usually last about 10 minutes working on outdoor projects before I call it quits - I can't even IMAGINE how long this must have took! BEAUTIFUL!! It's a good thing you don't have a pool...I'd never use it with all those neighbors being able to peek ;)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your backyard looks so good. Well done.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Wow!!! That is going to look FANTASTIC when you are done! Great job!

Emily said...

It looks fantastic - I can't believe you did this all on your own, so impressive. I want to hear more about the lighting - cannot wait to see it all finished, because this looks finished to me!

Freckles Chick said...

love.Love.LOVE your patio!!!!!

If it weren't for blogging, do you think any of us would go thru the effort of taking in-progress pics? We've become such visual creatures!

Paula said...

Wow! You are doing a fabuous job! What a difference from your before picture!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Wow! That looks amazing already!! What a huge improvement! Can't wait to see it completely finished!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is going to look so great when you are all done. I can foresee lots of great entertaining back there. :) Thanks so much for linking up!

Mary Joy said...

Wow!!!! What a huge job and what wonderful progress you have made!!!! Oh my goodness! I am with you on the lighting...never tried it but would love the chance and there is so much inspiration out there for you to learn from...enjoy the experience! :-)

Mary Joy said...

By the way...I am your newest follower! got to see how it all turns out! :-)

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

that looks AMAZING and so inspiring - i'd love something like that for our patio outside our screen door. amazing job!

Laura said...

We have a paver patio, and we love it! Yours looks just awesome! Keep up the good work!

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

Wow, that's a ton of work! I love the pattern you're making with the bricks, nicely done!

Richella said...

Woo Hoo! Now that IS progress! Congratulations. This is looking smashing!

michelle's 10 things said...

What an incredible transformation. I know the work (and all the extra trips to the stores) must have been huge. But It looks so worth it.

Cara said...

Wow! I love your patio! My husband and I have been talking about laying a paver patio on our own, but I've been a little intimidated by the amount of work. I'm definitely going back to read your other posts about this. Your patio looks beautiful!

Design A-Peele said...

wow! it looks amazing!! My husband and I are doing a rehaul of our front and back yard. But yours is amazing. Ours is more just yard work.

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