Still, nothing compares to a warm fire on a cold night. Add a cozy blanket, a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and a snowstorm outside of your window and it's a recipe for a wonderful evening.
The fireplace in our cabin is used for heating and, while the one at our house is mostly for show, it has come in handy. There was one cold, cold winter night when our furnace went out. We only had Brian at the time. We built a roaring blaze in the fireplace, brought down lots of blankets and pillows and had a slumber party in the living room.
One of my favorite memories is from when we first moved into our house. It was New Year's Day and the Wisconsin Badgers were in the Rose Bowl. We had the fireplace going all day long. By the time the Badgers won, a blizzard was roaring outside of the window.
Do you have a fireplace? What do you like about it? Any favorite memories?