Summer is coming...

I can't complain about our winter.  It's been really mild and we've had some amazing blue sky days.  And now Spring has officially come to Seattle....and despite the rainy days it feels sooo nice.  It's like a sign that summer's on the way.  Yesterday was just a drizzly day so Parker and I did our planting on the back patio beds.  It gets me super excited for drinks in the yard on a sunny day.  Or even drinks on the patio on a warm rainy spring day.  Here are a few pictures to get you in the mood for summer enjoyment in the yard:

And below are a few favorites from my own yard:

I Love our back yard.  It's half the reason we bought the house.  One of my favorite things to do is enjoy drink around the fire pit on a warm summer evening with friends and family.  We are making a few changes to the yard this year.  Mainly we will be getting rid of the cute little playhouse.  I hate to do it but it's getting old and Parker and her friends just don't use it anymore.  We've had it for about 6 years so it's definitely gotten some good use but that space can be put to better use now.  We're going to update the landscaping over there and put a table and chairs out there.  I'd also like to cozy up the patio a bit.  Stay tuned!

All links to the above pics can be found on my exteriors pinterest board.

Happy Monday and Happy Spring!