Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Family Night with the Guys


After dinner Tuesday night, Kody built a fire in the fire pit on the back porch and we did some marshmallow roastin’ and some “Office” DVD watchin’. (Have you seen any episodes? Very funny!). Yeah...we moved a TV to the back porch. ; )

It was a beautiful evening. Dirk’s dad walked down from his place and sat with us.

Now, Jacob prefers his dessert to be Marshmallow Flambe'..... ick!

Dirk roasts his to perfection (of course). Kody (after he got off the computer and after he washed off the hot, sticky marshmallow I dropped on his foot) roasted several, toasty brown.

Me? I’m not much of a regular marshmallow fan, but let me tell you! The coconut covered ones…..when they’re roasted? Well, it’s like hot Macaroon-on-a-Stick!

We heard the first frog croaks of spring, the coyotes howling in the distance and went to bed smelling like we’d been camping. But, hey…..it’s something my teen boys still enjoy doing together!

I’m there!!

19 comments:

HomeSchool Mommy said...

I'm with Jacob on the marshmellow crisp!!! If it's not black, it's no good! (Same with hot dogs, by the way)

deleise said...

Awww, we LOVE to do campfires in the backyard! I'm a s'more girl myself. And we are huge office fans. We are counting the days until April 10th when the new ones start!

Anna said...

Wish I could've been there. I need to get the lifegroup out there again...

Kim Heinecke said...

Sounds like a terrific evening. Can't wait for camping weather!!! We love to go camping. Baby Jack gets "initiated" this year!!

Theresa said...

Yummy!! Looks like such fun. I have never heard of coconut covered marshmellows. That sounds sooooo good!!

Robin Meadows said...

Elizabeth..crisp? really? ; )
Deleise-we're only into the 2nd season. We'll wait for the DVD! We're getting spoiled to no commercials! (no DVR)
Anna-bring 'em on!
Kim - check out a previous blog under FAMILY. We love to camp too!
Teresa - Kraft makes 'em..I only like them roasted.

shanna said...

I have missed reading your blogs. It has been crazy and I have not had much computer time but I am soooo catching up this weekend. LOVE YOU!

Ali Ruhman said...

Of course Kody has the computer attached to him! Remind you of anyone? But back then(it was so long ago!)we didn't have laptops!

Abbi said...

FUN! This is great! One of the joys of living in the countryside, I think. :) LOVE that you had a TV and computer out there, though...can't let yourselves be TOO country! ;)

Nicole Knox said...

Sweet times! Thanks friend for being a great mom to your 7 kids and so many more of us! We love you.

Brittney Pirtle said...

awe thats so cute :) you guys got me hooked on the office! LOL good times!

Roger Garrett said...

Mt youngest Cade gets so mad when his marshmallow catches on fire, but he doesn't have the patience to hold it far enough away so it doesn't burn.

Natalie Witcher said...

LOVE roasted marshmallows! That look like fun!

ID in Jesus Overflow! said...

oh my goodness I love this!

Cindy Beall said...

Okay, that's it. We're coming over.

Jayma Denice said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How fun.

Love you and your family. So precious.

Donna said...

Okay, I am so HAPPY! Your family watches TV! I am feeling the freedom. I love love the tv on the back porch. We have a fire pit and watching Office reruns next to the fire just sounds like the best.

I love your son and the laptop. That would be me with the laptop and Jonathan with the tv and marshmellows.

princessjes said...

ohhhh, I love family nights!
i can't wait to roast some mallows!
love ya Mama Meadows

Robin Meadows said...

We don't watch much TV--too many interruptions and we haven't found much to watch - but we've gotten into the DVD's! So, these aren't even re-runs for us! LOL

You guys come on out! We'll roast those marshmallows--and I MIGHT even share the coconut ones with you!