When we first moved into our house 4 years ago I remember looking out into our backyard and wondering if it would EVER be a place that we would actually enjoy hanging out in. Landscaping is the part of home ownership that just seems so daunting to me. However, four years later I can say that our yard has indeed evolved. While it isn't the English garden I would dream of and in no way is ready to be in" Better Homes and Gardens", it is indeed a great extension of the house. When the walls of our home begin to close in on us it is so nice to be able to head outdoors to the swing set, bikes, covered patio and garden-in-progress.
Here are some pictures of the girls enjoying the summer sun and relaxing pool-side, all in the comfort of our own back yard.