6.12.2007

The New Patio

Mark has been working on a new patio for our formerly barren back yard (literally two very small trees -- the house was a year old when we bought it and the builder obviously put the trees in) and I am now seeing what it's going to look like! After a bunch of money for new plants, trees and shrubs, time spent planting them, then more money for a zillion bricks, road base to put underneath the bricks, sand to go between them and time doing all of that in tiny steps, it looks wonderful. I'll have to get a picture taken and post it -- it's really amazing what a bunch of money and a bunch of time can do for a crummy back yard. There's still more to do as now we have to re-do some of the grass where things had been set (like the kids' climbing thing and playhouse etc.) but now I see what it's going to be like. I love it -- and Mark has lost 10 pounds working on it. I think it's been since April -- and like I said, it's not done yet - but it will be and now I can see it!! Yay!!

5 comments:

Holly O'Keefe said...

How fun! I love landscaping make-overs. I am not good at them, but I like to see the transformation. We can't wait to see a picture!

Heather said...

What a cool Grandma to have play stuff in your back yard too. Landscaping does make a huge improvement!

Miss Jones said...

that sounds great. so that's the trick huh - get a yard, work in it & lose weight. shoot. i knew i was missing something!

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

the patio looks great! you do need to post a pic. i can't believe he did that all himself. he's amazing.

Kristi said...

Mark is quite the handy man! How fun for you guys. I love that you're doing your own landscaping.