A ride on the tractor, revving up the chain saw, and building a bon fire will always bring a smile to Matt's face. It seems any time he spends outside, he usually does one of the three and it always makes him smile. Maybe it's therapeutic or maybe this is his "playtime" but whatever it may be, the girls and I are usually following him out the door.
Tonight, that's exactly what we did. Even though the air was a cool crisp 34 degrees, it was calm and a perfect night for a bonfire. Earlier in the week, Matt cleared out an area of our yard so he already had limbs and brush ready to burn. For him, it was more trying to finish up a job but for the kids and I, it was a chance to get out of the house and do some playing ourselves. So, we bundled up and headed out with camera in hand. I knew I wanted to do some practice shooting and I thought with the girls and their friends around, I would have a pretty good chance of doing that.