Wednesday night, we finally had our first fire in our fireplace. In fact, it was the first fire that has ever been made in it. Our house is 22 years old, and the fireplace had never been used. I find it hard to believe how someone could live in a house and never use such a nice masonry fireplace. We had a fireplace in our first home, a wood burning prefab design, and we really enjoyed it. Our second home did not have one so we built fires outside in a metal firepit. That was always fun, but usually depended on weather conditions. I am so glad we finally have a brick wood burning fireplace! It is something we have always wanted. I don’t relax on the sofa often, but I did that evening.
We are looking forward to having many more cozy fires. I cannot wait for the first snowfall. How nice it will be to sit by a roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate after playing in the snow, or to watch Christmas movies while eating popcorn and drinking hot apple cider. What wonderful memories that will be! We are staying in town for Thanksgiving and I am already looking forward to having pumpkin pie and coffee by the fire after our first Thanksgiving dinner here.
Here are some photos of our fireplace along with our dog, who still is not walking on his own, but can with some help. Though, he does a mighty fine crawl across the floor.
Who can have a fire without s’mores?
Bodie enjoying the fire. He had a few graham crackers but no chocolate.