Sunday, May 18, 2008

Backyard Developments

We have offically made our mark in the territory surrounding our new home. I have been planning our backyard for months now and this week constuction commenced. The cement is dry and tomorrow the guys will come clean it up more. Then the landscaper will come do his thing. It has been so fun seeing something I created on paper come to life in 3D. Here are some photos of the progress:

The girls and Jon and I made our mark here.
Even little Camille's hand print is there. Can you see it?
This is the bike path for the kids to ride on.
We will have a veggie planter, fake grass and a playhouse
where the dirt is in the middle when we are done.

This structure will surround the portable spa we have ordered.

The plan is to face this with cultured stone.

Steps up to the spa will also serve as a place to sit during parties.

Here is the arial view from the balcony of the spa hardscape. Party time is coming!


Darleen said...

The backyard production is coming a long. It looks really good. Can wait to see it in a couple of weeks! said...

wow! it is looking good! can't wait to see it finished. you do realize that fake grass gets so hot you cant touch it, right? just a little heads up. anyway, love the handprints. stone will look great on that spa surround! but whatever you do,
DO NOT BUY IT FROM ARIZONA STONE!! i will ask mark where you can get some good stone at a decent price!

Liz's Blog said...

I love the back yard developments! I am excited for the parties! YEAH!!! It looks great!!!!!

Marleen said...

SO exciting! Love how it's looking. Can't wait to see the ending results.

Cairen said...

that looks so fun! Way to go with design the backyard, I can't wait to see it finished!

cmomof2 said...

your backyard looks wonderful! I see the vision! I cant believe how fast it's changed! Wow! Its going to be tons of fun. And the bike path will be a hit with your kiddies! We had one growing up, it got loads of use!

Hoskins Family said...

What a great view you will have from your spa! Love the hand prints, we did that too! It's fun to step outside and see them.