Friday, October 14, 2011

Backyard Makeover

Melody and I moved into a new house about a year ago but the backyard (as in little square outside the patio) had been neglected. For fall break, we were able to give it a make over! My grandpa, uncle and cousin came over Monday and Tuesday and put paver tiles off the patio but left a strip down the side for me to do something with. I wasn't sure at first what to do with it (except where I wanted my grill and glider to be) but the rest were vague ideas. Luckily, I have friends with amazing ideas and they know how to make them happen! Tanisha and Jenn gave creative advice and then Tanisha took me shopping for a few things. Thursday, Donelle, Shelley and Chad came over and did some serious manual labor to help bring the ideas into reality. Which was really nice considering it was 103 degrees! Thanks to all the help, our backyard is a lot more inviting and Melody has a place to hula hoop and jump rope and I have my glider in the corner to read and relax on. Melody and I are both happy :)