I mentioned the bonfire earlier…here are some pics!
We had a group of college students spend their Christmas break with us. The night before they left town, we hiked up into the mountains and had big bonfire farewell party. The weather was just perfect – warm and sunny in the afternoon and cool and crisp once the sun went down. It was a pretty dreamy set-up as far as I was concerned – all the fun of camping without actually sleeping on the cold, hard ground!
Our family arrived in the early afternoon to get things set up. The boys busied themselves moving from one activity to the next – exploring, building a campfire, collecting firewood, jumping through smoke bombs, and finding an endless number of reasons to use their new Swiss Army knives…
After dark we enjoyed lighting some traditional Chinese lanterns and watched them float across the night sky!