for years is was essentially unusable. very hilly with lots of trees making lots of shade... so we had the hardest time growing grass. frankly, it was icky. but now.... after a lot of hard work, it's beautiful and it will be missed.
our deck with my herb pots, fire pit and pathway to the playset
another view from the deck with our patio furniture
a view of our hammock and super crazy trees
the flat grassy area where the kids run through the sprinklers or we play lawn games
from the outside looking in
the playset that took my husband 3 full days to put together
more crazy trees
another deck shot... fire pit, herb pot, grill
it's clearly not the greatest backyard in the history of backyards, but it has served us well and we love it. trust me it's a far cry from where we started!