Thursday, October 29, 2015

View out back

When we bought our house in 2012 the backyard was a mess.  I honestly forgot how bad it really was until I went and dug up these pictures tonight.  How did I ever convince Josh to buy this house?!  The previous owner's landscaping plan was pretty much an acorn fell, a tree grew.  He also had dog kennels with concrete under them and lots of buried treasures - every time Josh plants something it turns into an excavation.  Always an adventure and surprise!

Let's take a walk down memory lane to remind you where we started in 2012.  It was U-G-L-Y.  No wonder our neighbors kids' referred to it as the "haunted house."

The garage (previously hobby shop) structure isn't even the same color as the house.

Josh (with some help from me) has really been the mastermind in transforming our yard into a place we love to hang out as a family and entertain friends.  It's literally taken us years to come this far and it's a never ending project.

These are from this summer.  We have another small reno project going on right now that has our yard a big mess!

The grass is much greener and healthier now & we've added some additional shrubs, but you can still see the huge improvement!

Thankfully Josh has a very good helper in the yard these days. Someone loves mowing alongside his daddy.  So sweet

More to come on the current (TINY!) renovation going on...


  1. Wow! You've done a spectacular job!!

  2. Whitney, this is amazing! I am going to need Josh and his little helper to come over and work some magic on my yard for me!