Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Before and After

I wanted to share what Aaron has been busy doing this summer.  He never ceases to amaze me with his talents.  He can fix anything and build anything and he does such good work.  He has never done anything like this, he is just able to figure anything out and he does such wonderful work.

I entered a contest for a backyard makeover last year, this is what our backyard looked like:

I submitted these pictures along with this poem:

We've lived in our house 
For five long years
The inside brings smiles
The outside brings tears

Our four little children
Love playing in the sun
But a yard like this
Just isn't much fun

We started a patio
When the weather turned hot
But a one foot square
Is as far as we got.

A backyard makeover?
A wish come true!
We could play outside
And barbeque too!

I wanted to win so badly!  I didn't.   The family that did was much more deserving.  It was fine because Aaron took matters into his own hands this summer and look what he turned it into.  He isn't finished yet, he put electrical throughout and plans to add lighting, a privacy fence/half pergola, a deck, built in grill and tons of plants.  I love it, we spend so much time back there now.  Isn't he talented?


R Clan said...

I absolutley love it. It's gorgeous!

Cracker Jack said...

I saw your yard plenty of times before the work. What a beautiful job Aaron did! It looks fantastic!

Stacey said...

Wow! Amazing is right! Love it!

Katie said...

WOAH!!! I was so impressed with how in looked in July, I didn't think there was much room for improvement! It looks INCREDIBLE! ABass is the MAN. Someone get him his OWN HGTV show.

Krista said...

If our backyard wasn't already done, I'd hire him. Well, there is always our basement (hint hint.)

Katie and Jeff said...

That looks beautiful! He is amazing!

Joni said...

Looks good!

SandyPants said...

Is Aaron available for hire? LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

I love it! We just moved in our new house in June and we have a loooong way to go with our landscaping/gardening. Then again I said the same thing about our first place too...

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