We have been saving saving saving to extend out back patio slab- and we finally did it!!! Yay! I love it. I got a new patio table and umbrella while we were at it- one that can fit my fam for meals outside once its not 108 :) The patio furniture is just from WalMart- it's exactly what I wanted. Super cute, super cheap, and super no big deal when a bird poops on it or a kid scrapes it up!
After (the contractor's wife had a baby last week, so he still needs to return to remove the perimeter wood beam!)-
The kids have already been belligerently pushing trucks around on all of the new concrete space- with 8 months pent up truck pushing energy!!