November 9, 2008
It was such a pretty morning, Clay & I & "Buster" drove out into the wooded area about 15 miles from our farm. We were surprised that there was so much snow up there, Its only about 900ft above us. A great area to explore.
We were looking for some pieces of wood to burn in our (soon to be built,) fire pit. We also picked up some nice rocks to circle the pit with.
Our plan is to have a backyard wiener roast & marshmallows on the evening after Thanksgiving when everyone is still here together. If we do have snow there is plenty room for the grand kids * and those adults who refuse to grow up* to enjoy sledding, followed up with hot cocoa & hot buttered rums for those who care to partake.
I often plan these special treats as memory makers and somehow things do not always fall into place. So if the weather cooperates and its not raining, we can at least do part of the plan.
Of course as the Mother here..I will insist that everyone young & old participates as this is the beginning of the holiday season as well. I think its important to make these memories for the kids. We have all experienced loss in our livess as family members pass on, and unfortunately so do those treasured memories of when we were kids ourselves, It is my goal to start new ones for my grandchildren, they will be grown up before we know it and they hopefully will pass on these traditions as they add new ones for their children. No matter if it all pans out or not a family memory will be made.
Posted by Cheryl Severeide at 1:52 PM