This is a post from two years ago showing the side yard. I cringe when I look at the quality of the photos, but if you can get past that, it's a good representation of what the yard looks like. Very little has changed. I'd love to give you the tour again.
Several years ago Hub's + I got a crazy "we can do it ourselves" notion and built a flagstone patio on our side yard (hindsight shows that it wasn't the brightest decision we ever made together). It was just going to be a small cozy spot to hang out in the evenings and a place for guests to spill over from off our deck when entertaining. But it somehow morphed into something much larger as we went along and went from from a manageable 12' x 16' intimate space to a 16' x 72' patio that spans the entire side of our house.