Sunday, March 27, 2011

We were successful in having our bonfire this past Friday evening. We did learn a good lesson about using so much green wood. Usally the fire is almost too hot to stand close enough to roast your hot dog...but the green wood does not put off as much heat. It was a nippy 54 degrees when we started.
Everyone trickled in at different times...6, 7, and finally 8 pm for the working folks. I didn't get to use either of my new tripods. I spent the day cleaning...and time got away from me. Next thing I knew, it was time for everyone to arrive!
Just hotdogs, beans, marshmallows and iced tea. When the sun went down we switched to hot tea and hot cocoa.
My Dad enjoyed sitting in front of the fire. Thankfully he had his longjohns on. Dad and I reminisced about all our many camping trips and campfires. Good memories. We also had a lot of fun watching some of the youth trying to roast their hotdogs in the yellow flames. We tried to explain that you have to find the coals...but they didn't want burnt hotdogs. Oh well.
Everyone huddled together laughing and talking.
When Faith, Seth, and Hannah showed up at 8, we let them roast their hotdogs...then we headed for the warm kitchen. Here's everyone playing spoons. I went upstairs to get a warm shower and snuggle in front of a video. The youth spent the evening between the basement with the pool table, foosball, ping pong and air hockey games, and the upstairs playing board games. The last guests left after midnight. I enjoyed using my collection of 29 campfire cups. All thrift shop finds.

Anna the photographer trying a different angle.

It was a fun evening...and cleanup was a breeze. My children said the sweet fellowship will keep them going for a long time. We're all ready to build up the burnpile again (with seasoned wood!) for another Friday evening.

Enjoy spring. Many blessings ~ Kathie


Laura said...

Dear Kathie,

I so enjoyed reading about your wonderful time of fellowship with family and friends! It sounded so much like the times my family enjoys here on the coast...bonfires...clam bakes...marshmallows...and fun. Thank you for sharing!

God bless,

Our Family Vision... said...

What a warm and sweet post...thanks for sharing!