Sorry for the lack of updates - been really busy! Mowstrips are in for the front yard areas as you can see in the photos above and below. Sprinklers are all installed except for the drip system - I am doing that myself. We put in a little flagstone section to allow for easy walking from the drive to the sidewalk.
In the back yard, the play structure is under construction. I have been working on some of the driplines in the planter areas as well.
Although not reflected in some of the photos (they are a bit dated, it got too dark for me to take photos after I was done today), I have also been placing more weedblock fabric in the front yard planter areas.