Ever since I was a small child, my extended family has always met up for every Winter time holiday get together.
For decades, the chosen locale was our parents’ property. This is where our siblings plus I were raised, as well as the locale many of our cousins would spend their summer months after many of the older kids left for college. The bunch of us absolutely cherished that seasoned property plus all of its vintage charm. Sadly, as our parents grew old, they couldn’t deal with climbing up a staircase just to get into the front door, or going down another to get into the basement to do laundry. Before we knew, our parents were selling their property to buy a single story condo. The group of us all adore their new condo, however it simply is not large enough for a sizable family gathering. When we all thought about alternatives, we all agreed that our sibling’s property would be the best option from here on out. Aside from being especially large, spacious, plus full of ample seating for any plus all guests, he has this incredible new wood stove in the kitchen. While the gas furnace downstairs is doing its job, he will light a fire in the wood stove as a supplement. It not only helps the gas furnace keep the indoor temperature nice and warm, it also adds an indescribable amount of ambience to his property. Our kids all enjoy kneeling around the fire while we read them various stories. It’s a totally magical experience after being forced to lose our childhood property. Now our kids can all experience something similar with the ambient wood burning setup at our sibling’s property.