We are still in the summer habit of opening all of the windows at night to let in the cool air, but this morning my kids woke up with chattering teeth and complaints of being "coldy." Thus the first necessary fire of the season. We had all of the wood in the house already because last night our friend from Germany, Kristin, came over for smores which we made in our fireplace after the kids had gone to bed. Kristin likes smores and claims that she had never had them until this summer. Apparently they don't know of smores in Germany, and she says there is no such thing as graham crackers in Deutchland either.
Sing it with me... "And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me, and I'll gladly stand up next to them and defend her still today- There aint no doubt I love this land! God bless the U.S.A.!!!"
Graham Crackers!!! (Tear running down my cheek.)