I started to title this before and after, but the after is still a work in progress so there ya go. The before pictures are from polaroids that were taken when we bought the house so you will just have to look past the poor quality.
Anywho - this is what the front looked like in 1985
and this is what it looks like now - or what it looked like about 2 weeks ago when I took these pictures but the only thing that has changed since then is we planted some azaleas in front (on the other side of the porch) and I moved the you-can-barely-see-it flag out farther in the front yard. We have plans to put flower beds in front and on the side of the porch but who knows when that will happen. (oh - we did put a concrete bench in front of the porch last weekend - in one of those future flower beds)
This is what the back looked like in 1985
and this is what it looks like in 2008. It is pretty hard to get a picture of the back since there are always cars in the driveway! I took this one day when I made it home before everyone else. We have plans to do something down the side of the house but I'm not exactly sure what yet. It may just be shrubs, it might be flower beds. . . I would also like to put a sidewalk of some kind from the driveway to the front porch. Like I said, it is a work-in-progress! (and this is just the outside!)
We are off to visit baby boy and DIL for a bit. (We were going yesterday but I got sidelined by a migraine) Not sure how much we will get to see them over the summer since they will both be working in different places.
Hope you are having a great weekend!