I digress. This last weekend, at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday (March 30), we finally bit the bullet and on a whim decided to do something we've been wanting to do for a full year: buy a fire pit. We loaded our pajama-clad children into the car and went to Wal-Mart. We got home WAY past bedtime and convinced our somewhat disappointed that the fire pit would be even cooler the next day. The believed us, kind of.
The next night, we built our very first fire pit fire. We sat around our little fire and read stories from the Friend, then enjoyed ice cream cones. The boys were so pumped to have Ryan home (they didn't see him from Sunday night until the next Saturday night) and to have a special little family gathering. I'm looking forward to many more nights spent around the fire.