That is one beautiful hole. 11x16 and 6 inches deep.
We are very lucky to have a great neighbor who has a friend with a rototiller that we could borrow for the day. All the dirt we transferred was rototilled (by our awesome neighbor!) as well as the hole we dug out. This made everything so much easier! It's so satisfying to see such progress in one day! Since this is a very short week for us here, we'll start laying the patio next week after Bryan's graduation!