Today I was downloading some pictures, trying to find an acceptable one of my Sweet Mama’s Christmas Cactus for her site (www.xanga.com/sweetmama1129) and I found a set of pictures that I had planned to put on here. Two weeks ago tonight, our church had a bonfire/hotdog roast/hay ride. It was FREEZING, but we really did have fun! Here are some random shots of that good time.
Josh was probably colder than he looked. Dave, as always, was prepared!!!
(Middle Beauty is Middle Daughter’s friend from school)
Notice Eldest Daughter’s charming hat.
Caleb and his brave Mama. (Brave because she loves to be warm, and she still came!)
So, so sorry, Mrs. Jones, that this picture doesn’t do you justice —
But who could resist such a shot of your husband’s wondrous hat?
We can smile, even when we shiver!
Middle Beauty here is mutual friend of Youngest Daughter (on the right)
And Friend Laura (on the left).
“No one said that I had to stay clean!”
The littlest Hughes girlie didn’t let any grass grow under her feet all night!
We had an “Indoor Crew” who came to eat supper, and keep warm by the stove.
We couldn’t do without these people who may not enjoy the freezing fun of a hay ride on a cold November night, but bring warmth and consistency and a sense of belonging where ever they are.
Here my Sweet Mama, with Aunt Dottie and Uncle John and Uncle Eli and Aunt Ruth eat shrimp chowder and other potluck picnic foods and enjoy good conversation.
Just about when it seemed like no one could get any colder, most of the people crawled aboard the old hay wagon and went for the hay ride.