Current View of the Yard
We have moved more compost to fill in the layers and finished the stairs. On the bottom left you can see an alternate set of steps that leads to the bench. Awesome side note about the bench: its a huge piece of concrete. It was buried in the yard. We found it and decided to make a bench. It is ridiculously heavy, but we managed to use boards and straps to get it into place.
We still need to plant grass seed (I should really say clover seed cause we are using micro clover that is supposed to be hardier. It also chokes out the weeds, supposedly.) We also need to finish the pebbles for drainage (you may not be able to see them, but they are a small path along the bottom terrace. Our neighbor's yard can flood and drain into ours so we set up a mini drainage channel).
Once we get grass growing, I'll post another picture.