Here's some before pics - the first 2 are from Oct '05 when we first moved in. Don't be smitten by the fall colors - it usually looked like a bunch of overzealous weeds and scrappy trees.
View from the porch
After we had construction done on the inside of the house, the little path that is shown above looked like this (pic from Oct of last year) because we used the front lawn as a place to park while the guys were there:
This big guy stayed with us for about a week and was a constant source of entertainment for Sydney - I think she's loving trucks as much as Nemo these days...
Day 1 brought the falling of all of the trees that were on the left side of our front yard - talk about a change!
The guys also fixed up the back yard (we had some water drainage issues that they kindly tended to - it's amazing what they can do with those trucks!)
Voila! About a week later and this is how we look - we're having the front hydro-seeded on Thursday and then hubby and I can get to the fun stuff. Plants, rock borders, pumpkins... whatever strikes our fancy! The best part of this project is that now we have a parking pad in the front of the house - easy in and easy out. Love it!
PS: Stacy and I are still gathering ideas for the next sew-along, so if you have any please drop us a line! :) Kris