She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Work and Play

There is just nothing like combining a little fun with your work to make the task pleasant and memorable rather than drudgery.

We did just that this week as we cleaned up our winter wood stack. Ridding the area of the base layer of logs that were really unusable indoors, we made such a pleasant campfire. And no campfire is complete without a few hot dogs and marshmellows to roast. Smores are just one my favorite treats!

Here are a few photos of our memorable evening.

Jase and Jeffrey enjoying each other's company by the fire.

The whole gang

Colton enjoying his meal.

Luke admiring his Dad. (I sure hope he looks at me that way!)

Jase enjoying his newborn kitten ~ Marshmellow!

... and I just couldn't resist including this photo that Colton took of a lone hot dog. When it showed up in my slideshow, I just couldn't stop laughing. It looks so funny just sitting there. Must be my weird sense of humor! LOL

Take a little time to enjoy every moment!



lindanuts said...

That looks like so much fun. Mike has gathered all the branches and corn cobs so we can get our fire pit going this weekend. It will just be the 2 of us. Getting old is hell; let me tell you....

Julie said...

Oh, Lea!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos!
We love doing this very thing! Pulling the "bottom wood" out and making campfires! We always have to roast hot dogs and marshmallows, too!!!!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Looks like you all had a great time! Isn't it funny how food tastes better outdoors? LOL

Kindra said...

That sounds and looks like a great time! Makes me hungry for roasted marshmallows! YUMMMMM!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Just loved the pictures, Lea! Sounds like a "tradition" there! That kitten is just the cutest!

I had gathered all the branches and twigs, etc., and made a pile earlier in the spring and was going to burn, but wrens had made a nest in the pile. So. . . . . no burn!!!!!


PS: Can I have that lonely hotdog?

Doreen said...

How fun. You have a lovely family.

I enjoy your work :)


Katy said...

What great pictures!!! We love to have fires!! What a great family time! :)

Toby Parsons said...

How fun!!! Wonderful family! :)

Some fun F.Y.I.: My oldest daugter's hame is Lea (we spell hers, Leigha) and my grandson's name is Jase (They spell it Jace).

Toby Parsons said...

Hi again Lea!

You left the comment on my blog regarding my post, "21 Suggestions for Success." This thought just came to me beings you have boys; you are probably already familiar with Bob Schultz's books, but in case not, I'm 'certain' that you would be. His first was, "Boyhood and Beyond", 2nd is, "Created for Work" and his new release is, "Practical Happiness." These make 'excellent' family read alouds!!! I think girls should read them too, as they will grow up and have babies some day, and some of those babies will be boys. :) Naturally, everyone can order those books from the Christian Book Distributor link on my web-site, :) :) :)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Lea! Great family-fun pictures! I can smell the campfire now and yummy hot dogs roasting! Love the picture of the "loner' hot dog! To cute and Marshmallow the kitten is darling! Have a wonderful weekend Lea! Hugs, Maryjane

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Looks like so much fun! God Bless, Celene

Valerie said...

Oh how fun! I am planning to fix us a place that we can have a fire. You have got me in the mood for sure now. After I get back from a much needed vacation next week, I will work on that.

LindaSueBuhl said...

What a great idea - have a bonfire to clean up old firewood. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'll be back!

Linda said...

Awwwww, that kitten is SO cute! :) Aren't they just always cuter when big guys hold them? *lol*

Greetings from the netherlands!

naomisnotions said...

What memories you are creating for those boys!

I love the picture of the lone hotdog! LOL...I get pictures that pop up like that now and then...I just can't delete them! :)

Such a happy are Blessed!

And you know I LOVE THAT KITTEN!!!! :)


Toni said...

Thanks for sharing these photos!Looks like you guys had alot of fun!!

Kimmie said...

Awww...thanks for sharing with us Lea! I love family photos. What a hoot that lone hotdog picture is. How cute that Colton surprised you with that. And the little Marshmellow kitten...priceless! I also have a new kitty, Amanda Grace. Gina Marie brought her to me almost three weeks ago, but she was to young to be away from her mommy yet. The lady thought because she could eat and drink it would be okay to let her go. Well, she wasn't ready, so she went back to mommy for a bit. I have a slide show of her on my blog back a page or so. She is a calico. Just a little sweetheart. I am picking her back up tomorrow.

Your son's and husband are very handsome, and you all make a beautiuful family. I enjoyed this post!