One year ago, we bought our new house. I have to admit, we got it for an incredible deal - but it needed some work. It had been empty for six years and mice had infested part of it. We had to tear down walls and ceilings to get rid of the problem before we could move in.
My husband is a landscape designer and he owns his own company. In the winter he's home full time and he works on our house. In the summer he's busy from sun up to sun down, but he sneaks in a little time here and there to get projects done in our own yard - and there are a lot. We both love to dream and plan, which usually makes more work. :)
We started on the back yard first, since we love to entertain and that's where we do most of it. Last summer he built a fire pit and patio on our bottom tier and this summer he's been working on the steps and patio leading down to the bottom. It's a slow process, to say the least, but he gives it all he's got and I appreciate every moment of it.
The front yard
We've also started working on the front yard, because that's where we will have the children's play area. We had two trees removed on Saturday and now we're top dressing the yard so we can plant better grass. We were only able to get half the black dirt spread before dark last night and this morning it poured, so now our front yard is a mud pit! Next week we'll have a black wrought iron fence put in. I'm so excited to have a place to corral the boys!
There is so much more to be done and God is continuing to teach me about patience. It's a little easier now than it was ten years ago, but I have a long way to go.
What about you? Are you working on any projects? How's the patience holding out?
On Friday I'm participating in Katie Ganshert's Wildflower's from Winter Blog Hop. I have my own Wildflower's from Winter story that I'm excited to share with you. Katie is also giving away a copy of her debut novel Wildflower's from Winter to one of my commenters on Friday. I hope you'll join me!