I can't believe it has been 23 years since we have moved into our home in San Diego!
I wanted to share with you photos of what our backyard looked like when we moved in 1992.
During the beginning process
Stan and Carly putting in a sprinkler system.
Stan and the kids
We had taken out all the acacia on the hill,
so Stan could make trails for the kids to run on.
Now the garden looks completely different after 23 years.
The wonderful thing about our backyard is we all worked together creating this beautiful family garden.
I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend!
Last weeks features:
Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style - Flower Jars, Painted Pots, and Roses, Roses, Roses
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Beautiful yard. xoxo SuReplyDelete
What a beautiful yard and what an acomplishment!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting!!
First, the fact that you were able to find all of those pictures from over the years is very impressive. I'd be digging in drawers for days. Now, I just love your yard, your gardens, and the way you've extended it all to become living space. It's dreamy!ReplyDelete
What a difference!ReplyDelete
A whole lotta love!
Jody and Stan,ReplyDelete
Amazing piece of Paradise within your Family Gardens, dear friends!!!
I adore the raised beds, the arbor, the terraces. . .and the fact that you did this together!!!
The lighting at night is exquisite!!!
Ah~h~h. . . the memories!!!
I love the photo of you and Stan on the left side bar of your blog page, dear ones!!!
Thank you for hosting Sweet and Simple Fridays! each week!!!
Lovely transformation of your yard over the years! Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the Feature! And I love your garden. I wish I lived in climates that could support such a wonderful space. Unfortunately our growing time is limited to about 3 months. Thank you for sharing your lovely space.ReplyDelete
This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to have to go over every photo again to take in all the loveliness Jody! You have created a beautiful haven here.ReplyDelete
WOW! Your garden looks beautiful!!! Thanks for hosting another great party!ReplyDelete
You transformed your beautiful but typical suburban yard into a magical wonderland. I love seeing the before photos!ReplyDelete
WOW. You have worked so hard - and all the labor and effort shows it!ReplyDelete
Thank you for hosting - nice to be joining in on the fun today. Hugs!
Beautiful, beautiful back yard! Love watching as it transformed thru the years! You've done a great job with it.ReplyDelete
Magical! such a beautiful familial legacy of home and love!ReplyDelete
You and your family have truly created a most magical space, filled with flowers, veggies, cobblestones and cuties! Thanks for hosting and wishing you a wonderful warm and sunny weekend!ReplyDelete
Oh my word, Jody! What an amazing home and backyard you have! It's breathtaking! There's so much to look at. So many charming alcoves and trails and pots of flowers. I love it all!!!!! You truly have turned your abode into a magical place to live and entertain. Wow! ♥ReplyDelete
Your yard is simply stunning. Everything is perfect and breathtaking. You can tell all the hard work and love that you have put into creating this charming yard.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a job well done.
Enjoy your weekend in this magical place.
What a labor of love--beautiful! Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
I love the before and after photos. Your gardens are absolutely beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Your garden transformation is absolutely stunning!! I think one really enjoys and appreciates a big project like this when they do it themselves. Beautiful and incredible job!! Thanks so much for hosting a fun party each week!ReplyDelete
Thank you for hosting Jody. You and Stan have done a wonderful job with your garden. I love the use of furniture pieces you have used..Happy Thursday..JudyReplyDelete
You took an ordinary tract home yard and turned it into a spectacular oasis. Do your neighbors have gorgeous yards like yours too?ReplyDelete
such a lovely transformation made over time ( where does it go in deed) with love and care. Thank you for another great party my friend xoReplyDelete
It looks like paradise. Beautiful. You're blessed.ReplyDelete
Your love of gardening is apparent in every nook and cranny of your gardens. Loved seeing the transformation, it's beautiful. Thanks for the party.ReplyDelete
Mary @ Orphans With Makeup
You have certainly made a gorgeous retreat in your garden! I am a new visitor to your blog and am so glad to have come across it. There is so much beauty here, it's inspirational! And it's nice to know another San Diego area blogger as well. SaraReplyDelete
What a fun "Time Travel Back to the Future" post, enjoyed seeing how the transformation came about!!! Best ~ Mickie.ReplyDelete
Hello gorgeous! Love to party with you each week! Thank you for featuring our strawberries! Please stop by our party that starts on Monday at 7 pm . We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou GirlsReplyDelete
Amazing!!! What a gorgeous garden you have!!! I enjoyed the transformation of your garden. I'm wondering how you're taking care of those many beautiful flowers and green. And your sense of decoration is so great!!! I want to visit your house:) Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!ReplyDelete
Wow your property looks so beautiful. What a transformation over the years. I love your pergola area lit up at night and all the pretty gardens. You have been very busy! Thank you for stopping by my blog. PamReplyDelete