How it looked before, starting at the house, curving toward the west side of the lot and then running north:
I forgot to take pictures of the finished wall, so this is where it ends. I got a little bit of grass planted before it got too cold, but not the entire area, so that is still on the to-do list. Also, due to a little misunderstanding between us and the builder, we need to have him come back out and cap the top. Other than that, I couldn't be happier and I don't have to worry anymore about the wall collapsing, and my front yard ending up in my back.
The stairs are by far my favorite part. Now I don't have to climb the wall to get on top. Moving the rest of the rocks will be much easier this spring.