Last Monday we all had the day off, which seems to be a rare occasion around here. There is always something going on, someone has to be somewhere. But not this day.
The day began with Adam saying "What are we going to do?" as if we didn't know how to handle a whole day to ourselves. It was great. We had a couple of options and somehow they all seemed to revolve around just hanging out as a family. Something we don't get to do very often. Since coming back from Honduras I have been longing for a simpler life. A simple life with a purpose. I am praying about what that means for our family. I feel we are connected to Honduras now. Connected to the culture, the children and two awesome like-minded families... I digress.
So the Christmas trees... Adam had the great idea to burn this years Christmas tree since our family loves a bonfire. While they started the fire I ran to the store to get hot dogs and the fixin's for s-mores. When I got back my three "kids" were so excited to tell me that they had pulled a total of 5 old Christmas trees out of the woods to burn. You can imagine trees that have been dead in the woods for several years burned quickly and were now beautiful embers which were perfect for roasting hot dogs! Ah a glorious day!
Maylin pulled up her little chair to watch the fire burn.
Pierson decided he would be on safety patrol. (I am pretty sure this pitcher of water wasn't going to help control five burning evergreens.) But I wouldn't dream of crushing his pride.
When I got back with the hot dogs the kids decided we needed seats so they ran to get some of the pool floats to sit on.
Chaucer who stepped in the fire last winter.) Notice he isn't in any of these pictures... this time he got left in the house! Hot dogs, fires and Chaucer... deadly combination! ;)
A mouth full. Mmm Mmm good!
Maylin swung on the curly tree
Here is to day's off and simplicity! May there be many more!