Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Our New Backyard...

I've mentioned in previous posts and on twitter about how we were making over our backyard.  We've been so busy enjoying it, that I forgot to share it in a post.  When we moved into our house four years ago and it was in tear down condition.  We have been fixing up almost every aspect of it, working our way from the inside out.  I should probably stop and clarify that when I saw "we", I really mean "he", he being my husband.  I am really good at telling him what I like and don't like and noticing tiny mistakes, but when it comes to anything where I might get a splinter or heat stroke, I'm kind of a wuss.  So here is our new backyard!  Everything you can see was done by Jeff, plus his dad helped a lot and a few friends.  Fence, flagstone, pergola, sod, plants, there is almost nothing he can't do.  I feel so blessed every time I round the corner and see my little oasis.  When you live in a big city, it's nice to have a place like this to rest.  I can't wait to deck it out with some rustic furniture.  I didn't take enough before photos, but this first photo should give you an idea of how bad it was before.  This was when we took the old fence down, so you can see into our neighbors backyards.


5 comments:

Mommyblogger said...

That really looks fabulous. We own a nice sized piece of property and I love our yard! I imagine you all are really enjoying the evenings out there!!

Anita said...

I love it! It is actually pretty similar to my own yard, right down to the fence! I will take some photos to share, and you'll see what I mean.
xo, Anita

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

that is stunnnig! we have an old house with a horrid backyard with no progress, I am motivated~
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Whitney Hannah Hill said...

Wow - it looks amazing Beth! (and Jeff) So beautiful...really nice that you have a place to sit and unwind and enjoy the beautiful SoCal weather. Thanks for sharing!!

No Carnations said...

Wow, simply amazing...if you feel like it, I know another one that needs attention! Great job :)

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