I was going through my pictures, trying to get them organized, when I came across a picture of our backyard from the very beginning. Sometimes when projects take years you forget how far you've really come. The fact that the picture on the left was taken in winter and the other in spring adds to the dramatic effect, but still, major upgrade.
We have also done a few projects on the side of the house. We removed the chain link fence and built a wooden one. New concrete. Pea gravel. I can't tell you how nice it is to not have a dirt driveway any more, especially when it rains.
It's good to see these pictures side by side, even though we have been in this house for 4.5 years and still have so much to do, we have definitely made some serious progress.