Saturday, July 21, 2012

Power Outtage/Fire Pit

When a big storm swept through our area several weeks ago, leaving thousands of people without electricity, we were briefly included in that number.  Our power was off for almost exactly 48 hours.  Several of our friends from church, who live further south than us, had no power for 5-7 days.
For us, it was a little bit like having a spontaneous camping trip.  We quickly finished up the firepit that we had started forming and gathered wood and brush for our first fire in it. 
 He looks so big here.  He loved the fire, of course.  :)
 We put together foil packets of ground meat and vegetables, cooked them in the fire, then ate out on the deck. 
And then finished it off with s'mores.  Might as well make it fun!

1 comment:

Jennie and Julie said...

Hi Jules- We're home (last night) and busy doing laundry, grocery shopping etc. Have been missing you, and will call as soon as I get things organized.
It's nice to see the kids and the new fire pit, and see how you managed things during the blackout. Thanks for posting these. I also loved the summer reading photo...oh how I loved that as a kid! It always seemed I'd rather be reading than doing anything else. The photo seems so leisurely and restful, it's really nice. Does each kid have a blanket to put down? Or what are they resting on? Hope all is well, love Mom