I have magical memories of my parents back porch from the home that I grew-up in. It's my favortie outdoor living space… It's a lovely over sized covered porch on the back of their home in Colorado. I can remember spending most of our summers out there eating dinner, sleeping out in the backyard, entertaining friends and family and just quietly sitting and enjoying the cool Colorado summer nights.
As I have gotten older I've enjoyed sharing my love of my parent's porch with my little family. We've had so many wonderful family gatherings there, sharing in many thrilling milestones. We've celebrated engagements, marriages, births, birthdays and special Sunday morning brunches before church.
This was the family lunch we had after spunky Em's baby blessing way back in 2004. My parent's porch is just the perfect place for gathering. I've spent hundreds of hours out there playing and now, watching my children play. My favorite is the winter time…
Watching the kiddos playing in the snow and building snowmen is one of my favorite things to do on my parent's porch…
The style on the porch isn't fancy. We have a large round table, big enough for everyone to gather around and a few comfy chairs to enjoy those special moments in.
One day… I want to have a large covered porch just like that, where I can enjoy precious moments with my family as well. Here in Vegas, the newer homes just aren't built with any yard to speak of, so I'm going to have to wait until we move somewhere greener someday. I can't wait to dress my porch up! The problem will be narrowing down my style… I just love so many things!
What is your backyard style? Do you have a magical porch to dress up or do you have a deck, patio, balcony or stoop? What activities you you like to do with your family in your outdoor space?
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