It had been awhile since we were allowed to burn anything at a campsite. Since Texas, most places had burn bans in effect, and many places didn't even have a fire ring at the campsite, due to dry conditions. Everyone was sort of itching to have a fire... especially me.
We cooked burgers and s'mores.
While we were all outside the kids worked on improving their wooden weapons.
Maeryn wanted her blade to be a bit shorter, so Jonah helped her with the sawing.
It got chilly as the night wore on.
The kids eventually went back inside to play Wii.
Michael and I stayed out to watch the few stars appearing on the San Diego horizon. We talked. We made more s'mores. The world was quiet. Life was full.