Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holy backyard Batman!

This will be the first of many "house tour" posts. We moved into our new place a little over a month ago and are settling in! In a strange twist, the first "room" finished is the backyard. So, we'll start with that. Here is a shot from before the landscaping was done:

Just starting the concrete framing. Believe it or not, this is an improvement over how it was before they started. It was a dusty, rocky, desolate, little space.

Ta-da! The finished yard. I know, I know. You're shocked at how tiny it is. But believe it or not, this isn't a tiny yard for Las Vegas. We looked at another home in this neighborhood that had 3 feet between the back patio and the wall. Yikes! Also, yes, the grass is fake-o-roonie. That's right. Its turf. It took a little getting used to for me too but in the end, its so much better than watering a real lawn and seems to be pretty standard around here.

And, as you all know, no space is ever finished. We'd love to get a table (for the part you can't see up against the house. No pics of this for now because its littered with a certain kiddos toys) and add lounge chairs and a firepit in the bigger concrete space. I'll be sure to post pics once thats finished (not anytime soon with all the other projects we have in store). Who knew a brand new house needed so much TLC?!?

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