Monday, July 20, 2009

My newest pastime

Welcome to my newest pastime...

This is where you'll find me in the evenings during the weekends. Just hanging out enjoying a nice fire. (And surprisingly, the weather has cooperated with some nice cool July!)

Since we have a big ol' WOOD deck, I've been very leary of having a fire pit, but we managed to turn a back corner of our yard into party central by putting in a fire pit (using old landscaping bricks and a bag of play sand that we had around so it was a FREE fire pit!)

The dogs weren't so sure about the fire the first night, but they've warmed up (tee hee) to the idea!

Especially if it means someone mindlessly scratching behind their ears.

Or the possibility of food.

Lots of s'mores have been devoured since we put in the fire pit. My son likes his marshmallows really toasty brown.
And I had to include a picture of my sister's new dog, Cami. She's ALMOST as cute as my dogs (shhhh....just don't tell my dogs.)

Cami was pretty comfy by the fire. (Or maybe Cliff was making sure I didn't hide her away so they'd forget to take her home!)
The fire pit is a great place to curl up and make girlie plans with Aunt Kristin.

I just love hanging out by the fire with my family.
Of course, I'm not sure my brother-in-law was enjoying the family quite as much! :)


Sandra said...

I love sitting around the fire! We have had some really nice and cool evenings here as well. It feels more like fall than like summer. Of course, I am not complaining; I LOVE it!

The Morris Family said...

What terrific fun- and you are right- how lucky to have had some unusually cool July evenings- you will enjoy your firepit well into those chilly autumn evenings...

Vivian M said...

Love the firepit, and the time your family is spending together around it! It is such a weird summer, eh? It's been in the 60's here every night.