Thursday, June 04, 2015
Slow Summer: Sparklers and S'mores
Memorial Day Weekend came and I was really wanting to do fun summery things with my sweets. Obstacle one: we don't have a fire pit, ring, anything and I am not good at building fires even though I was a Girl Scout.
Obstacle two: I didn't want to spend much if anything to pull off the fire outdoors. And, I didn't want to burn out yard or just dig a hole either.
Obstacle three: I woke up that day with a sore throat and felt pretty crummy all day.
In the end, I bought the biggest foil pan I could get for $1 at the Dollar Tree and built a small fire in that! Worked great! We had so much fun roasting marshmallows and playing croquet that I genuinely did feel better after we spent this special time together - this is a common theme for me and I know that doing things like this does bless me even when there are obstacles to overcome.
After that, we had fun with $1 worth of sparklers - these little things add up to heaps of memories to treasure and enjoy together!!!! One of my greatest motivations for slowing is the beautiful memories that are born out of slowing.