The Deck

We are not completely done with the deck yet. However, it is usable and BEEEEAUTIFUL! In about 30 days we will stain and seal it. Hubs also has to finish the boards under the deck so nothing can crawl underneath it. A big shout-out to to Larry who did the foundation and a big hug and kiss to my father-in-love and dear hubs for all their hard work on the decking and railing.

This pergola actually retracts to let the full sun in as well. For a reheaded, freckle face I sure love this feature. I. DON’T. DO. SUN! Whenever I am out there I make sure it is fully closed so not a peek of sunshine ages my skin.

We also bought an outdoor sectional. I definitely need to make some pillows to give it a punch. All those browns are making me want to scream...COLOR!!!!

View of the upper deck

I had a friend give us the table. I need to get some chairs for it and give her a good once over with some spray paint.

View of the lower deck

Anyone for a swim? Unfortunately the deck can’t just be an outdoor mecca for me. I do need to think of the kiddos. Isaac is going to love his pool that I just set up for him while he was napping.

I will keep showing you pictures of the progress of our little outdoor haven. So far hubs and I have hung out on the deck after the kids go to bed every night. It sure beats watching TV in my book. Although Tim jokes about installing a flat screen out there…ain’t gonna happen!

We also installed some rope lighting underneath the railing for some ambiance. Here is my man enjoying some cheap Starbucks icecream after the kiddos go to bed lounging on our new outdoor furniture and hanging out with his wife. Ahhhh blisssssss!