They asked Jess Wilson of to build a pond last year, and were thrilled to learn that he could do different shape.
Pat Chambers says she thought of a heart-shaped one in Stanford that Wilson incidentally had built for his boss, Harold Baker of Baker Construction.
"I wanted something different. I had seen the one in Stanford and I loved it."
Wilson spent two days shaping up the pond.
The only problem was the pond was built during a dry spell and they basically looked at powdery, grayish-brown dirt for several weeks.
"We waited all summer long for rain," Pat Chambers says.
Even Wilson was getting kind of antsy wondering if his work would make a good pond.
"He'd check on it and check on it. He'd go by and see there wasn't any water," David Chambers says.
Pond filled when rains came
Finally, the rain came and the pond immediately filled.
Now, the Chamberses are thinking of other improvements.
"We want a gazebo and to landscape around it," Pat Chambers says.
The pond is about 10 feet deep and they plan to stock it with fish for entertaining their grandchildren. They see their two granddaughters, Ciena, 4, and Trista, 17 months, all the time because their son, David Chambers and his wife, Heather, live with them. Their grandson, Justin, and his parents, Alan and Cindy Nevius, also visit often.
Their dogs already are amused by the wildlife attracted to the pond. Their Jack Russell finds the frogs tempting.
"He eats the frogs," Pat Chambers says.
The pond already has found its way into the holiday decorating schemes. They placed rope lights around the design at Christmas and passers-by can expect even more this year. David Chambers, an electrician, will have plenty of lighting displays to set up next Christmas.
"We went to Lowe's and they had everything 75 percent off. He doesn't know what he's got to do for next year," says Pat Chambers.