Monday, March 16, 2009

i didn't want the night to end

Sunday night we ate dinner outside around the fire pit. The evening evolved into a photoshoot. We spent a very long time messing with the settings of several of our cameras to see if we could get a long enough exposure to spell out a name or a word. The best we could do was the letter "R".
Our plan was just a quick dinner, then Brady had to get on the road back to Flagstaff, I still had to plan a seminary lesson for tomorrow and a lesson outline for the week, and we still needed to watch "The Amazing Race", which although it is saved on TIVO, we enjoy it so much it has to be watched on the night it airs.
The food was delicious. Dave grilled up some chicken. We enjoyed some Curried Apple Chutney that Suzanne made (delicious!). Melanie and Roxanne made a garden salad with lettuce fresh out of our garden. Brady squeezed some fresh lemonade. I took on the hardest part of the meal - a bag of frozen french fries thrown into the oven for a few minutes.
We ended up sitting outside until after 9:00 keeping the fire going and taking silly pictures of each other. Besides playing with the very tame sparklers, there may have been some questionably illegal fireworks set off as well. Brady didn't get home until midnight, I finished my lesson plans at midnight and of course we watched the entire episode of The Amazing Race. It's been a while since we were all together and had the time to just sit and relax and enjoy each other's company. This should happen more often. I'm sad that we let other things crowd our family's schedule so much.

7 comments:

Curtis Whipple said...

Well, it's like the great American philosopher, Ferris Beuller once said, "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you'll miss it."

Katie said...

I love nights like that. And they can never be planned. It sounds perfect...and it's definately picturesque.

Bandanamom said...

Very Cool photos and what I great night Cindy, I love it when things like that just come together.

Cathy said...

That's so neat and now you have the whole event in story and picture to remember forever! I think the Hale's are one lucky and special family!

Katie said...

It's fun when the kiddos get old enough to really enjoy one another. You're right; those are times you never want to end.

Lauri said...

Oops, that was me...Katie was also using this computer.

amelia said...

LOVE the "Amazing Race." You can't watch that one alone, you've gotta watch with others. I'm rooting for Mel and Mike.