Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Family Fire

One of my kids' (and my husband's) favorite things is FIRE.  So, what could be better than a fire pit, right in their backyard? 

OK, so ours isn't really in our backyard, it's in a spot between my cottage and our shop, where Jeff and Jerry park their vehicles. 

And ours isn't one of the cute pits that you can buy at Home Depot, it's made of rocks that Jeff and the kids hunted up, hauled and placed one by one in a perfect circle.  

And, while I'm telling all our secrets, our furniture isn't a cute iron patio set from Wal-Mart, either.  It's a hodge podge of camping chairs, pallets, railroad ties and more rocks. 

Having said all that, lighting the fire and roasting s'mores is something our family LOVES to do.

I don't always go out for the Fire Festivities"--sometimes, I let it be a Daddy and kids thing--but when I DO go out, I get cracked up at what great fun it is.

Yeah, it's pretty Red-Neck.

But, it's also finger-lickin' tasty!

We're pretty laid back.

I think the gas can adds a bit of atmosphere, don't you?  But, it's not really about the atmosphere, is it? It's about family, and memories.

  And melty, ooey-gooey marshmallows dripping down over thick chocoalte.


  1. Looks like a blast!!! I cant wait to go camping this weekend!! :) :) :) :) :)