The more I looked at it, the more I had to have it!! But...I had to do it myself. Just because I could. And...I'm like that. :) I ended up showing it to my mom and then got thinking aloud. If I were to truly do it myself, I wouldn't be able to do all of those cuts on the bricks if I really wanted it a half circle. So, we started looking through hundreds of fire pits on Houzz. Then one got me giddy actually. I could have straight lines and my bricks. Sold!!
I may be about the most spontaneous person you'll ever meet. The next morning we leveled the ground, over the course of the next few days, I purchased over six hundred blocks, loaded up my suburban several times and had three pallets delivered. The kids helped me bring them all out back by either carrying them or loading them onto the dolly and dragging them through the rocks. I stacked and stacked and glued and glued. (liquid nails for masonry and brick) Until....I had my very own fire pit and bench that can seat my entire family and room for many more. The kids and I are happy and we love what we did together. I wanted a real fire pit where we can cook s'mores, dutch oven potatoes, and pancakes on the griddle. I'm thinking a cook out is in the near future. :)
I had the old cement border ripped out, new paver borders put in, and the lawn extended four feet. I put in three garden boxes, moved some huge rocks I dug out years ago, used a pick and dug twenty seven holes, went to Star Nursery several times, planted twenty seven plants and bushes, hooked up over fifty drippers and I'm happy to say that my back yard is ME!! It is finished and I am so happy. Happy, happy, happy. I even like having a swing set in the back yard now that I chopped it all to heck and made it just two swings and new stain on it. I cleaned out the bike area and moved the basketball hoop over to the corner so that it is out of the way and you never look into the sun when shooting.