The idea was actually brought on when I saw our palm branches from Palm Sunday sitting in my kitchen. Since they are blessed, we cannot just throw them away....they need to be burned (the ashes used in Ash Wednesday Services in the Catholic church are actually the burned palm ashes from Palm Sunday's blessed palms).
So, we will burn the palms in the fire pit as a family activity this evening. It was be a special time for our family.
The weather was perfect.....a little breezy and cool when the sun went down.
After a wonderful family dinner, we had a great time just sitting around and visiting, playing "I Spy" and just laughing a lot!