So the Mom-in-Law gave us this fantastic patio furniture:
(sorry this turned out REALLY blurry... but not for long!)
Which was painted and turned into this:
I'm in Love!
And to complete the post, here is our backyard at night :)
Also... we did it! We now have the long-awaited Chalkboard Wall :)
Also our first year's attempt at Christmas Lights!
Penguin up close: