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.
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