Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Landscaping: Gravel Patio, check!

After much hard work on the part of Mr. Spina (and very little, but still hard, work from Ms. Lau), we are ready to unveil our almost completed new gravel patio! (nice.)

Remember how the back yard used to look? Well, here's a photo to remind you. It is from before we even bought the house. Check out dad checking out the surroundings. It stayed this way, pretty much the entire time we've lived here. We've just been busy with the inside. But with Spring in full swing and Summer following quickly, we thought it was about time that back yard saw some action!

Progress pics from prior posts.

Pics from just yesterday:

Today! (ta-da!)

Please ignore the waiting for mulch cover far back planter area. And we haven't touched the entire rest of the yard, in front of the new patio. There's big plans for a pathway, lots of plantings, a deck, a vegetable garden....

Our focus has been this gravel patio. We had been rushing to get it in shape in time for Sergio's parents, arriving tomorrow from Sutri!

So, posts will be rare in the next week and a half as we'll be chillaxin with Nora and Bebi in our new fabulous patio. Can't wait to have you all over soon.

Ciao for now!


  1. So super cool! I love the whole thing... The blue wall, great furniture... It all looks amazing!

  2. Thanks Omar! Can't wait to have you guys over.

  3. Thanks Liz! Impending house guests are quite the motivation!

  4. What a transformation! It looks amazing… Have a great visit with your in-laws!

  5. Thanks Lois! It was a lot of hard work but worth it. The in-laws are appropriately impressed. :)