So I went ahead and bought the firepit yesterday. And it's beautiful! The cover ripped right away, so I'm going to have to go out and find a quality one. And I'm going to invest in some fireplace tools.
I don't know yet about the outdoor speaker. I think I'm going to wait on that one 'til I really need it. I think I want to finish the patio before I need to decide how many speakers and where to put them.
So anyways, we had a mini-hangout last night. Just to try it out. Me and John roasted marshmallows and made s'mores. Joe and Mike drank =). I think it turned out pretty well.
Give me another month, and my bbq's are going to be "da bomb." lol
--Joe and Mike enjoying the pit