Ever since I was a young child, our extended family always meets up for every Wintertime holiday gathering.
For a few decades, the chosen site was our parents’ residence.
This is where my siblings plus I were raised, plus the place numerous cousins would spend their warm seasons after some of the older children left for university. The bunch of us all adored that outdated house plus all of its vintage charm. Unluckily, as our parents became much older, they couldn’t handle climbing up a staircase just to get into the front door, or heading down another to get into the basement to do laundry. Before the bunch of us knew, our parents were selling their residence to buy a single story condo. The bunch of us all enjoy their modern condo, but it honestly is not big enough for a big family gathering. When the bunch of us all considered alternatives, the bunch of us all agreed that our brother’s residence would be the finest choice from here on out. Aside from being very large, spacious, plus full of ample seating for any plus all guests, he has this awesome modern wood stove in the residing room. While the gas heating machine downstairs is running, he will light a fire in the wood stove as a supplement. It not only helps the heating machine keep the indoor climate warm, it also adds an indescribable amount of ambience to his residence. Our little ones all enjoy resting around the fire while the bunch of us regularly read them stories. It’s a mystical experience after being forced to lose our childhood residence. Now our little ones can all experience something similar with the ambient wood burning setup at our brother’s residence.