As the cooler days of weather have arrived to Fairbanks so has the return of fires to warm the house.
As Josh and I have gone about starting fires, keeping the wood box filled, the ashes dumped and the house heated we have found an interested bystander. Ethan loves the fire. The crackle, the light, the smell, and the heat. When I am working on the fire I always keep the gate closed. Josh, he uses the time as a chance to bond with Ethan. These things, sitting together to watch a fire catch all the logs in the stove, are my favorite. So many smiles, so many joys, all in the little parts of life.