Campfires are one of the best parts of summer and talks around a fire are always good, so I was thrilled when one of my friends decided to have a bonfire and camp out behind her house last weekend. The spontaneous planning continued when we decided to have special desserts to surprise another friend for golden birthday. So toting my Pinterest-inspired chocolate (of course) brownie trifles and a sleeping bag, I headed down to Silverton for a night under the stars.
My speedy self had to slow up and drive 10mph around the country curves to keep the trifles from dumping and I’m sure people thought I was lost, but we (me + the chocolate) made it safe! Lydi and Breezy had brought their campers around the fire pit (we weren’t for real camping ;) and everyone’s contribution to the food table made for a beautiful creation. As has been my theme this summer, I took some artsy photos and had a ton of fun as Lydi joined in her with Nikon. Life is so much more fun when you stop and appreciate the beauty of it! Anyway, as females we knew you can never have too much chocolate so it was no problem that I had brought trifles and Tressa a chocolate cake; we all had both… and then immediately decided a walk was in order! Gravel roads at sunset are perfect for great conversation and some needed heart-to-hearts… it was fun to connect and refresh after a busy busy summer and — for some of us — talk about what the coming months will look like as we move to new places.
Pjs and hair down characterized the late night (and early morning) talking around the fire… and for those of us who forgot pajamas (I was so proud of packing light that I forgot pjs!!), knit skirts were welcome! I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends to share evenings like this!
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.