Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Dream(y) Getaway

Hello there.
Just dreaming a bit today about the ideal getaway.

When given the opportunity, my preference will almost always lean towards the country vs. the city.
Point me towards rolling green hills dotted with cows and farmhouses and I'm a happy camper.

Breakfast outdoors on a cool spring morning sounds delightful.

If that outdoor breakfast includes a bit of birdsong and a view like this, well just plant me there and keep the coffee cup filled :).

Although, with a bit of coaxing, I could be uprooted for a hike in the great outdoors.  If that hike involved a waterfall, I'd have my hiking shoes on in an instant.

After an afternoon hike, it would be most delightful to head into the nearest small town and discover a new restaurant to try out.
These smiling faces across the table would bring me great joy.

So, imagine my surprise when I was recently told to pack for two nights.
Casual clothes and comfortable shoes were all I was told to bring.
It seemed Brett and I were headed for a wee getaway.

Little did I know that he and the boys had been hatching a plan.
One that included a three hour drive into the NC mountains where the countryside rolled, the cows mooed and the rivers rushed.
After winding our way down a hill the car came to a halt at this charming log cabin.  

Part of the plan was to fly my grandson and his Dad in to be part of the getaway.  He was happy to try out the chair right outside the front door.  A perfect fit I might add.

Just inside the door sat this sign.
This cabin was recently built and so nicely decorated.
In fact, if I were still dreaming, this would be the cabin of my dreams.
Apparently my family knows me well.

 Right down to my preference in cake flavors ;D.
They thought of everything.
Party hat, cake, balloon, gifts.
I honestly couldn't dream up a nicer getaway.
A very nice way to usher in a new decade.

The lower level of the cabin offered an ideal spot for family fun time.
I don't think I've shot a game of pool since I was in high school.
How nice to try again while introducing Jaxson to the game.
He delighted in chalking up the cues and helping Grandpa make the shot.

Another sign in the cabin.
this sounds like a good motto going forward.

*all photos from the real getaway.  Elevating dreams to dreamy! 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

If Every Picture Tells a Story . . .

Welcome to my home.
Please don't trip over the appliances in the foyer.
I'd love to be able to serve you a meal at the dining room table.
However, it is currently loaded with the contents of the kitchen cupboards.

I'd offer you a seat in the family room, but fear you could injure yourself trying to get to that seat.
Doesn't everybody store their kitchen drawers on the floor ; )?

 It would be nice if I could at least offer you a glass of water or a cup of coffee or tea.  That is a bit impossible at the moment as the kitchen sink and faucet have left the building.  Oh my!

Perhaps the story this picture tells is the reason for my extended absence from the blog.
My blogging desk has also left the building.  
This morning I was able to unearth the laptop to pop in for a little update.
The process of updating the house to get it ready for selling is well underway.
Each day brings a new area being tackled.
Things are beginning to take shape and I sometimes wonder whose house I'm in when I get up in the morning.
I'm hoping to be able to share a few before and afters in a future post.
In the meantime, I hope you are all doing well.
When things slow down a bit I plan to get back to regular blog visiting.