Monday, December 16, 2013

Beach Fire Fun! Or..... How We Celebrated The Writer's Birthday.

Our Early Christmas went off without a hitch Saturday morning with a flurry of food, wrapping paper, dogs and cats.

Then we geared up for a late afternoon beach fire to celebrate The Writer's Dec 20th birthday early.
We've been wanting to do this ever since we moved here and the weather couldn't be better.

I will let the pictures tell most of the story.

Loaded and ready to go in Mr. T's "new to him" pickup truck via insurance payout
for totaled SUV from accident last month. 

Firepits lined up along Huntington Beach State Park



Our lighter didn't work! Sammy makes the jog to another pit to borrow theirs.



The Pyro, The Writer, Sammy and Mr. T work on the logs.

Success!
And a freeloader...



Birthday boy brings some more wood.

New California resident, Rachel from Orlando, joins us with...

...her husband, Chris, The Writer's high school buddy
 and now back-door neighbor for awhile!


Two nice couples



Mr. T giving advice?



You can see the firepits lined up way in the distance.

Hot Dogs and S'mores on the menu

Mr. Tennis really likes his new hot dog cookers!


Maven alert!


The Maven joins the hot dog cooking




A good time was had by all.
Huntington Beach Firepits,
we will be back!

19 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun celebration! I've never seen a fire pit on a beach...how I love this idea! Enjoy your week! We have lots of Dec birthdays in our family, too! Sweet hugs!

Erika Christine said...

It looks like so much fun!

Olive said...

Beautiful. Ann, you are the only one I know who has good weather!

The Boston Lady said...

I'm ready to do it again!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday to your son.
I have been out that way a few times - but I have never seen those round cement - cookers? Looked like fun.

Blackberry Lane said...

Looks like so much fun. Loved your photos.

Mr. Connor said...

Looks like a gooooooood time was had by all ! Did WE sing "Happy Birthday ? "

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, I love that this is a thing. looks like such a nice night!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow! Looks like so much fun!!! Glad y'all had Christmas together and got toe joy family time. Now Question: are yall recruiting anymore people too meander live in sunny California?
Y'all are a tightly knit bunch... :) -Pat

Claudia said...

Looks like such fun! The theater I used to work for in San Diego had an annual fire pit party and somehow I never made it there...but I certainly participated in beach parties and fireworks at the beach. Such nice memories!

xo
Claudia

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The pictures are amazing. I can't think of a better way to celebrate The Writer's Birthday!!!!
Debby

Edilma Weissmueller said...

A picture is worth ........, I was wondering about the fire pits ect now I know, it looks like you had a good time.

Yolanda said...

Such fun love the beach anytime of the year.

centerofgravity said...

What fun. What a great idea with the fire pits on the beach. I wonder if any Florida beaches have them. If so I've never heard of them. Glad you had such great weather and such a good time. Happy Birthday to the Writer and Merry Christmas to all.

centerofgravity said...

What fun. What a great idea with the fire pits on the beach. I wonder if any Florida beaches have them. If so I've never heard of them. Glad you had such great weather and such a good time. Happy Birthday to the Writer and Merry Christmas to all.

Kit said...

Oh wow, what a great looking event! And I loved Huntington Beach when my daughter and I were there one summer. Thanks for taking us along. :) Kit

The Country Mouse said...

These are wonderful pictures, Ann, and that celebration suits your fun family to a T (no pun intended, Alan). Glenn would like a truck for his next vehicle; hope we don't need that any time soon!

Have a very merry Christmas!!

The Country Mouse said...

These are wonderful pictures, Ann, and that celebration suits your fun family to a T (no pun intended, Alan). Glenn would like a truck for his next vehicle; hope we don't need that any time soon!

Have a very merry Christmas!!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh what fun! The beach is my favorite place. Thanks for stopping by!

Bonnie