We were in Utah for the long weekend for a fantastic project! I am sooo happy they got it finished. I was very impressed by all the hard work that went into it! Ralph did SOOO much prep work. Landscaping work is HARD labor. I was extremely impressed on Monday. They all worked so hard and worked until after dark only taking breaks to eat. Here is a before shot, this is before any prep work:
Then Ralph did a thousand hours of prep work. Then they all got together to move and lay the pavers. I must say I am jealous of these pavers, they are exactly what I would pick.
Ralph shoveling sand:
Daniel and Joel working:
Dave leveling every layer (gravel then sand) with his EYES and getting it exactly right! Daniel told me on the way home that he didn't think they would have finished the second patio if Dave hadn't done all that. It made the paver placement go by much faster.
Some more hard work. I hope Tyler is still alive after all that work with injuries! Andrew was the stone cutter. I was really impressed with his cuts and little waste!
Then Kendall got stuck with Daniel:
Then there was a lot of hard work and sweat and the sun went down and came back up and then went down again and then there was this (click on it for a better picture):
It is pretty much a court yard patio that is stunning. I think they really love it. I would too.
They also got the master patio finished too:
We went to Utah so Daniel could help with the patio before the summer was over so mission accomplished! I also got to relax and see everyone out there. It was a nice trip. Packed to the brink but still very nice. Here are some pictures of the kids during the process:
Eva didn't like the sound of the saw and the plate tamper so her ears were covered most of the time. I found a solution:
Jamison was watching Daniel work on the master patio
When Jamison woke up from his nap on labor day he wanted to watch Daniel work. He stood at that window for a really long time and chattered
It was cute so I took another shot
Patio all finished. The kids liked playing on it.
What a great experience. I saw so much great work ethic and I was just amazed. I felt for all of them because I hauled all our pavers for our patio and I felt dead by the end of the night. Good Job guys!