Here are a few shots of the whole process:
This is what the front of the house looked like soon-ish after we bought it. (picture is from April 2008)
More details on this process can be found here.
We still have lots left to do with the front stoop area. Once we build a new step and side walls the contractor will come back and finish off the posts to the right height from the ground. But at least we can hang the mailbox (hopefully today) and our new lights were ordered and shipped to us. So sometime soon we'll be able to hang those too. Have I mentioned before how much I love seeing progress?? :)