The true inspiration for the fire pit was when Aunt Holly came over when Nana Jana was here and built a fire on the patch of gravel we have so the kids could roast S'mores.
Look at that good girl scout technique!
Amelie and James seem to prefer the catch-it-on-fire method.
I don't think we took any pictures of the inaugural use of the fire pit, though! Here it is right after we built it:
Sam got an extra bag of gravel in case these mysteriously go missing.