Thursday, May 9, 2013

House Tour: Backyard

Welcome back to Part 2 of the house tour! You can check out the first part here. You may think the backyard is not worthy of being included in the house tour. But you would be wrong. The backyard is the reason we bought our house. We love it back there. Our deck becomes another living room during the warmer months. We drink our coffee out there in the mornings and eat dinner and have bon fires in the evening. We love being out there!

We bought our house in January 2010 and this is what the deck looked like on the day we closed:

My MIL graciously gave us a gazebo as our housewarming gift and we always look forward to putting it up when the weather warms up:

It is the perfect shield from the hot sun and the screens do an amazing job of keeping out bugs (especially the pesky mosquitoes).

The table and chairs was a birthday gift from Garth last summer and is the gift that keeps on giving. I love this table and the memories we have already created around it. And the chairs are literally the most comfortable ever.

My brother and SIL generously gave us a gift card to Lowe's for our housewarming gift and we knew just what to get. A firepit:

This firepit introduced us to so many neighbors because Garth and I would just out here for ours our first spring at the house and neighbors would come join us. We had many a laugh, s'more, and conversation sitting around this pit. Good times. Eventually I will get pillows to set up around the bench to make it more comfortable. 

Depending on the time of year, we see turkeys, rabbits, deer, and even a fox. We see lots of hawks, woodpeckers and chipmunks too. We just love it! 

Does anyone else love their backyard as much as love ours?


Melissa said...


LWLH said...

You have a gorgeous backyard...I wish I had more room like that.