On Saturday, we had a small fire in the backyard. Right after we bought our house, it was one of the first things we bought. Having friends over for a fire and beer sounds like a great plan. Well, it got used once that summer and we didn't have enough small stuff so it didn't really go all that well. Last summer, we didn't use it at all... Saturday we busted it out for the first time this summer and it was great!
I forgot how calm and relaxing it can be to just sit, watch a fire and chat!
We in invited my sister and her boyfriend over. She had to work, so by the time they got there we had already gone through most of the wood. We had some beer. We roasted some marshmallows and made s'mores. YUM!
It was a good night. Simple, but good. Bill even suggested we do it every weekend until it gets too cold out. I told him that might be a lot to do, but definitely more often.
Moral of the story: have more 'camp' fires.