Finally we got our house together - Here are some pictures in and out...


The entry with my flowers - Our weekly pilgrimage nowadays is  to a nursery to buy flowers.  No longer Fry's electronics.

The path with 'Positano' pavers

Our courtyard with the fountain and flowers. 

The rocks on top of the fountain come all the way from Armenia.

Couldn't get out of the shot even though I tried

Our first visitor, even before we moved in, was 'Bambi'!


Our family room, kitchen, dining room, living room and my pride and joy the master bathroom - which I designed

First spring and flowers from the back yard

Our first Christmas in the house was a very special event and we enjoyed it with family and friends

2008 -

Finally we are doing the deck.  It will be lovely once finished. 

Stephan got involved both in the demolition and the infrastructure - in addition he also recorded the daily progress

the old deck from the bedroom

the old staircase going to the back yard

4 trucks of cement were used to build this new foundation

Stephan filming

Stephan pulling the rebar with the workforce.

The deck is done!!

Stephan, the 'lumberjack', cutting and processing wood for the fireplace.

2010  -  Our second bathroom is also finished.  We have a beautiful bathroom with a steam shower.


2011 - We, Stephan and I, built a little garden hut on the side of the house.  Cement and all done by us.  Took a while but the result is good.





The crop was excellent this year.  Tons of apples and blackberries and some grapes and strawberries.

Here are the two Hokis and Easter eggs and some of the fruits.




2013 - This is all we need

2014 - We finally redid the garage


2015 - Stephan extended his shop


And here is the final result with the fancy door he built himself


Getting ready for winter


We also upgraded our vegetable garden - aka the "FARM"


This year's crop!   -  This is the result of 3 weeks of vacation and not tending to the garden





and some flowers including lilacs from the garden



Our newest edition:  The fancy 3rd vegetable garden that is rodent proof, and mole proof!