Saturday, October 28, 2017

Delightful day

Today was the first real day of autumn for us. Yes, the calendar is the same here as everywhere in the northern hemisphere. But autumn here is really autumn until it's too cold to swim. 

It rained all night last night and when it moved off to the northeast, it left a cool front in its wake. This made it a perfect day for a cookout/chili/weeny roast party.

I built a fire in the firepit before everyone arrived. We kept it roaring all afternoon/evening.  Our clothes smelled as if we'd all be camping.

We had a yard full of kids. They drink hot chocolate and hot apple cider along with mountains of homemade cookies. We also broke out the marshmallows. We bought fancy weeny/marshmallow stick last winter. We roasted marshmallows almost as big as my fist.
We put them away when the kids started twitching.

That's what we love about our roles as aunt and uncle – we crank those kids up on sweets and send 'em home. 

It was a delightful day.


  1. Sound like good old fashion fun!

  2. Delightful sounds like a HUGE understatement.

  3. Glad you had a great day for your get together. They are wonderful !

  4. I remember we used to do the same thing when our kids were growing up.
    The kids had a great time. It's nice to see others have that tradition as well.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. Those nice burnt marshmallows are just the way I like them.

  6. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Sounds a lot like grandparenting!!

  7. What fun! I'd like to have kids I could wind up and then send home.


  8. What an event! Love the burning marshmallow and the image of this young woman!

  9. You know we love to gather friends and family for some Autumn fun and it looks like you've done the same! It's the simple things that make the best memories I think!

  10. Campfire is one of my favorite aromas. So glad the weather's turning cool, just in time for our trip!

  11. And I bet no one complains about the kids after they have been to Y'alls house.


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