The last time I posted a picture of our front yard it looked like this:

That was taken in June 2014. A year and a half ago. I can’t believe how time has just flown by. I wanted to post more pictures of the front but I kept putting it off because the front isn’t 100% done. I still want to add trim around the front posts and some sort of window boxes under the windows – maybe a pergola over the garage. We also need to build a pergola over our front steps…oh wait, what front steps? That’s right…you have no idea because I haven’t shown you all we have accomplished because in my head it wasn’t done yet. However, all of the little things we have done to the front have really changed how it looks and I can’t believe it’s been over a year that I’ve even talked about it.

Here is a picture of the front yard now:
front second story addition3

See the front steps I mentioned? Mike put the stone on those columns all by himself. He also welded the white fence. It just rained so everything is dark/wet. The concrete is stamped to look like wood. It’s a little hard to tell from the picture but we moved that wall on the right from behind the stairway window to a foot short of flush with the front of the house. It looks like it’s always been that way because we cleaned and re-used the same blocks when we tore it down. Here’s a pic of E using the air hammer to prove it:
moving a block wall

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of when Mike bought the house and how it is today:

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