Alright! My evening class is finally over so now I just have 40 hours of work to get in the way of my yard (and rising summer temperature, and general lethargic).
So! Lets see what we've accomplished so far and what we have to work with.
I measured my yard and created a general plan on Inkscape. My wife helped me transfer some of that plan (the part pertaining to the garden beds) into the yard with stakes and string. Basically it consists of 3 foot wide paths between 4x4 beds grouped into "T" and "L" shapes. Here's a photo of the yard where I've attempted to highlight the strings that outline the beds. Also, there are weeds.
Come on summer! Lets gets stuff done!