Aug
29
2011

Ring of Fire

As the summer nights start to cool, a perfect family time treat ’round these parts is a chance to gather ’round a fire.

A while back, the GOODe people at Avant Garden Decor sent us a lovely fire pit with matching benches.

So, when we knew we were getting the family together down at Memaw and Papaw’s, Puddie packed it up in the back of his truck and we headed on down with a GOODe reason to have an old fashion campfire that night.

Papaw got things started by firing up the fire pit.

And before long our inner Tom Hanks were hollerin’ …. FIRE!

There may or may not have been dancing involved…

And that is when the campfire in all of us came out…

Papaw helped Monkey with her marshmallow and Puddie began pickin’ his guitar.

We had such a GOODe time spending several hours around the fire…

Marshmallowin’

Laughin’

Pickin’

Talkin’

We were havin’ so much fun that we decided to kick it up a notch and have a marshmallow taste off!

Meet the contenders:

Strawberry

Toasted Coconut

Chocolate

Caramel Vanilla

And last, but not least… Original

Tune in tomorrow to learn which flavor won!

It was yummy…

It was ooey…

It was gooey…

And truth be told, at one point Papaw had enough of our city slicker metal sticks and went and got the old fashioned kind out of GOODe Ole wood!

Thanks to that little fire, hours stood still for once during this hectic summer.

They weren’t spent doing chores (or dishes).

They weren’t spent rushing off to this or that.

They weren’t spent plopped down exhausted in front of the TV.

They were spent together.

Big thanks to Avant Garden Decor for giving us a little bit of our summer back for one night… and many more to come this fall.

The GOODe people at Avant Garden Decor also gave the Real Farmwives of America and Friends a Decorative Hose Holder to give to one lucky winner! So head on over there and sign up for the giveaway!

Avant Garden Decor did provide me with this product to review, however the thoughts and opinions shared about this product on this blog are my own… as is the uber sticky 4 year old… just sayin’

About Cris
I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.

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  • Babergbower

    Luv r blog read everything u post! luv the family marshmallow challenge cant wait to c which one wins!
    Barb babergbower@gmail.com

  • This Farm Family’s Life

    I have bets on the toasted coconut.  sounds delish!

  • http://profiles.google.com/leatherangel05 April Tuell

    Oh you lucky girl! I’ve been wanting one of those type of fire pits since last summer. It looks like you all had a lot of fun, and I cant wait for my families Labor Day cookout to get our bonfire going to roast marshmallow’s and make s’mores.

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