When we lived in Oregon a few years ago, I realized the genius of a patio. I had never had a patio before, and I tell you, it changed our life. We ended up buying a furniture set and spent hours eating, visiting, and playing games out there on our patio, enjoying the outdoors. We loved it. There is something so therapeutic about being outside. So relaxing. So my advice to you is this: pour a patio, or build a deck, or find someplace outside you can hang out. Someplace peaceful, and beautiful, near flowers/grass/trees. Get some comfortable furniture, and enjoy it with those you love.