Last summer, The Man and I stopped at Home Depot and bought ourselves an outdoor fabric gazebo. It was something I'd wanted for a while, so, when they went on sale, we took the plunge.
If you want to read the rest of the saga, of how two people managed to put together 162 pieces, by following a few paragraphs of instructions, and how the whole ordeal taught me something about marriage, you can click on the image below.
If, however, you'd rather just see the pics of the gazebo, which has been shown on this blog at least a dozen times by now, maybe more, and will definitely be shown again, then skip right over the article and check out some of my favorite times under the gazebo.
I'm happy to declare that the gazebo has held up well, considering the intense heat we get here in our corner of the world, and it's never come close to blowing away, despite living near the Gulf Coast. And it even withstood a few puny icicles (the kind we get every blue moon in Southeast Texas). I'd say, for $200, if the gazebo blows away tomorrow, we've gotten our money's worth out of it.
Now, for your viewing pleasure ... Ladies and gentlemen ... The Gazebo!
The sad winter look.
Here's wishing you all a lovely 4th of July weekend, maybe under your own gazebo somewhere.