Many of you know, we moved from Willow Creek to our house on Stone House Lane a year ago. For 23 years we lived at the Willow Creek house and did a million projects! This is our back yard overhaul on Willow Creek…we’re now planning a bit of an overhaul on the back yard at Stone House Lane 🙂
Once upon a time I said to The Husband: “wouldn’t it be nice to have a patio in the backyard?”
Have I told you that I need to be very careful what I suggest to The Husband? (Once he took down a wall just hours after I asked him in passing: “do you think we should open up the den into the library?”)
That’s kinda how it went with the patio on Willow Creek…now, we don’t live on Willow Creek any more but this was a great project & I wanted to show you…
Keep in mind the yard looked like this when I made the suggestion about a patio…
Also keep in mind how projects go. One project leads to another then another then another…
So, after a bazillion loads of dirt to level the yard…2 trees down…a fence put up…retaining wall built…adding 4 stone steps…adding a walkway…and 8 weekends working 10 hour a days…we had a patio!
Grass wouldn’t grow before because there was sooooo much shade. When The Husband decided to take down 2 trees…
He thought sod would be a good idea!
The pups love it!
But most importantly, it works really well when we have the Fam over!
A little later The Husband built a BIG picnic table and we put in a swing set for the our tiny girls!
I love it when a project comes together!
Of course, we moved last spring and now we’re planning a back yard project on Stone House Lane…and it will include a patio!
~Have a productive week my friends~