March 22, 2012

There's a new kid in town...

and he's called our fire pit.

This week, Sean and I grabbed lunch on the patio of a local diner. Over a sweet tea and a buffalo chicken salad, we decided that it was time to move on from the chiminea crash of '09 (nothing dramatic... it just broke and we never replaced it) and don our yard with a fabulous fire pit... after all, it's quickly reaching 80 degree weather here and I won't get to see this guy smokin' for another 6 months...


Soooo to keep my sanity, (since a fire is brain's best medicine) we decided to spare no moments and get the pit immediately...

Twenty minutes later we were scouring the deals at Home Depot and 3 hours after that, we had this:


One hour after that we were eating a healthy home-cooked meal in front of this raging fire, and one hour after that I was spotted doing the robot in front of the flames... It was that exciting.

A fire is a massage to the brain, a very cheap therapy session and a powerful dose of hypnosis.  Especially if that fire is outside, under the stars, in a lounge chair with Arthur...  (Sarah was inside holding down the fort. She's apparently not a fan of the fire pit...)

To make the night even better, our neighbor met us in a dark corner of our yard to hand over a copy of the Hunger Games across the fence (doesn't that sound exactly as it should be?) Guess I'm finally going to see what all the fuss is about... while reading with a flashlight... by my fire pit...

Cheers to the new kid in town and the 10 extra lbs I've budgeted for s'more consumption...


7 comments:

Kelley Spurlock said...

The robot is the only acceptable dance for me- I highly approve haha! You're totally right, an outside fire can soothe your soul! I'm so glad you guys have a cheap therapy session at your disposal!

Stephanie said...

First of all, your indoor fireplace is GORGEOUS! I love it. But the outdoor one is pretty great too. I love s'mores...I would make them every single day if I had that fireplace on my patio!

Wida said...

Sounds romantic <3


Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Allyson said...

I love fire pits - they are perfect for nights outside this time of year. Also, your indoor fireplace is beautiful!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Shaylynn... I BLAHWG. said...

PERFECT.

Fareakin perfect. I'm comin' over, and we're making s'mores. Yep, I just invited myself. but I know you were already going to invite me, so we're cool, right?

Let It Be Raw said...

Hi Mae!
I sent your package on Saturday, so you should get it today or perhaps tomorrow if all goes well.
Kiley

p.s. that fire pit is SWEET. Have you made smores yet?

Brittany Stewart said...

Love this! And you are going to LOVE the Hunger Games!!! I want to come over and read by the fire too! :)