I mean really out.
Like – outside out.
Like – out in the pasture out.
Yes, I know it’s January. Yes, I live in Iowa.
But it was a balmy 60 degrees yesterday and the kids had spent all afternoon cleaning out some fence lines. When Jan came home they hauled the wood and started a fire – a big fire.
Since they were already out there – and they already had a fire – we decided to pack up some hot dogs and make it an adventure!
So – by the light of an almost full moon – we pulled up some stumps, roasted our hotdogs and made a memory.
After eating way more s’mores than we should have, the kids packed things up and went home.
But Jan and I sat on our stumps holding hands while we watched the fire turn to embers.
It was so peaceful sitting there in the light of the flames, talking and listening to the coyotes howl – a real “country-style” date.
It was one of those sweet moments that can’t be planned, they must just be enjoyed!