Believe it or not, our yard is the reason we bought the house. The number one thing Josh and I have in common is we live to be outside. Since buying our place almost three years ago, we have done the bare minimum to improve/keep up with the yard. It was pretty bad. The deck was used as a workspace with construction materials and a perpetual layer of sawdust.
Now that we are (pretty much ... but not really) done with the first floor it's time to get on the outdoor space. So that's what we did the entire weekend -- it felt so good. We scrubbed everything down, trimmed a gazillion plants, weeded (to an extent ... not even close to being done), and set-up a table/chairs set on the deck. It probably sounds weird, but we feel so much better.
Seriously, life is totally about the little things.