5.26.2008

Backyard Bonfire

It was a picture perfect spring evening last night. There was a slight breeze and the temperature was mild as the sun was setting.  We were sitting outside lamenting with our neighbors about how it would be the perfect evening to have a bonfire.  

About a month ago, our neighbors friend/daycare provider bought the house across the street and her backyard has a fire pit.  We decided to pack up the kids, ingredients for s'mores, wood, matches, and blankets and surprise our new neighbor by inviting ourselves over for a bonfire.  Of course if Pat and Val didn't know Joan so well we would never have done it!  I think Joan (a recent widow) was grateful for the company and distraction as last night was her first night in her new house alone.    

We got to enjoy a fun part of camping without having to sleep in a tent. The kids had a blast roasting marshmallows and sitting by the fire.  What a fun way to spend the evening!

Thank you Joan for letting us invade your backyard last night and disrupt your quiet evening!

Morgan - the poser (not sure where this comes from)
working on some marshmallows
Landon relaxing by the fire eating his s'more
Mauryn eating some marshmallows
Lance enjoying his s'more


4 comments:

Lynn said...

Sounds like such a fun evening! I am sure your neighbor was happy for the welcoming committee.

Leah in Iowa said...

How fun! I'm sure the kids loved it!

Denise said...

ughhh! smores in the neighbor's backyard! Kristen!!! I LOVE SMORES!
Why are you making it so hard on me to live in California.
great neighborhood- check
running partner- check
home schooling friend/neighbor- check..check
loves JESUS- big check
SMORES- seal the deal!
:-)

Dave and Jenni said...

I know this was a light-hearted post about a fun evening, but my heart goes out to your neighbor. Just sitting here thinking about what it might be like - the first night alone in a house without your husband. Wouldn't it be funny if, for that night, you all were God's grace to her? :)