Jun 29

A Time of Reflection

I was standing in the backyard the other day thinking about how different it looks today than it did a year ago, and especially two years ago. The thought just gives me warm and fuzzies inside. Sometimes I get so caught up in the next project that I forget to look around and appreciate how far we’ve come and all that we have now. I think we all just need to stop and smell the roses, right?!

So with that, I thought I’d share some pictures of the backyard from last year and now.

Summer 2011– The ghetto garden rig.
The funny thing about this is that Eric and I were so proud of it! I think we were just so happy to have a garden that we didn’t care what was surrounding it. Our first garden was such a rewarding learning experience. I definitely encourage everyone to start a garden….there’s just something about watching plants grow that makes you a bit more grounded. I’m lucky enough to have a husband who appreciates it as much as I do!

Summer 2012– The BEAUTIFUL garden fence and terrace that Eric built!
I am so grateful for his handy work every day when I go through those gates to water the garden.

2010– with snow and before the fence!

2011– The backyard with the beginnings of the terrace.

Now–The patio, path and terrace just add a little something that’s unique to us.
It feels pretty awesome to walk back there and know that we’ve put so much thought and energy into making that space something that we love being in. This here is what it’s all about!Of course we have a lot more ideas flowing about additions to the backyard, among other projects. But I can tell you that for now, I’m going to stop, look around me and be grateful for all that we have and everything it is at this point.

1 comment

  1. mom

    Father’s Day I was showing Grandma and Uncle Steve your website and it hit me, too, just HOW much you’ve done to your house, as well as all the refinishing and restoring projects! You really should be proud of your house and yourseves! You’ve both done a great job. Looking forward to seeing it again next month! Love you.

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