Sunday, June 24, 2007

Saturday Evening Around the Fire

Saturday evening the children had some friends over for a cookout and some games. Adults were in and out all evening, and I think that everyone had a good time.

Hot dogs cooked on an open fire.
Baked beans, chips, and all the fixin's.

I used a Candy Land lunch box to keep the napkins clean, and to keep them from blowing away.

Grandma enjoyed the food and the antics of the children.

Hanging out and having fun.

Playing badminton,

and roasting marshmallows.

Have you invited friends over recently? What about your children's friends? Remember that you don't have to make a gourmet meal. People are just happy to be invited and spend time with you.


Diane @ Candid Reflections said...

Hi Tracy, Gosh your party looked like fun!! Especially the hotdogs and marshmallows in the fire! (reminds me of our annual family camping trip) You are blessed to have grandparents around for the kids...we, unfortunately have always lived far away from extended family. Thanks for sharing your fun times with us! Blessings, Diane Oh, P.S.... I have a little "blogging survey" going over at "my place". Would love to get your input if you could drop over and let me know what you think! :-)

Becky said...

That sure looks like some summer fun to me.

Kelli said...

Oh, I can almost smell those hotdogs and marshmallows roasting! It looks like such a fun evening together with family and friends!


Tina said...

Fun was certainly had by all! :-)

Ruth said...

Looks like everybody had fun! I need to set a badmitton set up. That would be fun. =o)

Anonymous said...

It looks like your get-together was a complete success. Gosh, I haven't had a hot dog over the fire in...well...years. yum.

Betty said...


This is just what my grandchildren's time for outside grilling at our house....thanks for reminding me.....Betty

Sheri said...

Tracy, what a fun summer evening around the campfire. The pics were great too!

We had friends over both Friday and Saturday evening this past weekend to grill and play badminten too(I think we are going to keep the net up all summer. what about you?). Unfortunately, the "girl team" lost each match. Hee. Hee. It was fun though! And, I appreciate you mentioning that it doesn't have to be anything elaborate when having guests, the fellowship is what's key.

Trella said...

Your party looks and sounds wonderful.

Ashley said...

I had a super ton of fun!
Love the picture of me, btw. It's probably the best one. ;)

We should do it again sometime,
like soon.

But at my house this time!

Jen in MS said...


We're having out of town friends over this weekend and I can't wait!

Have a blessed week!

Randi said...

This looks like a fun event!

We had visitors yesterday afternoon and I was surprised to hear that they had never been invited to someone's house for lunch or dinner since they have lived here---3 years! We had a wonderful time and the kids went swimming and we ate alot! Good stuff!

Anna S said...

This looks like so much fun! Hospitality is a treasure isn't it?

Lori B said...

Looks like you had a wonderful evening around the camp fire.

You are so don't have to make a big meal...the main thing is enjoying each others company and having a fun time.

Autumn said...

Thanks for letting us have people over!

Tracy said...

We leave our badminton net up all summer too. We play alot in the evenings when it gets a little cooler!