the backyard patio is coming along nicely.... we have been able to enjoy so many meals outside now. it's one of owen's favorite places to be. for some reason it's just so much more relaxing being outside and enjoying an evening meal together under an umbrella. we still have lots more to do, but we're getting much closer to seeing the vision of our backyard being built. let me tell you though, if we ever sell, there will need to be a brick patio in place already, there is no way brian is ever going to lay 2500+ pieces of brick again!