Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow Shoeing

Howdy y'all I hope that you had a great weekend!!!

We did!!! Tommy and I tried a new activity.

Let me start with a little back story!!

Five years ago almost to the day, Tommy and I planned a trip to Vermont. We wanted to go there because we have never been there and we wanted to try some snow shoeing and cross country skiing. However, five years ago we were also embarking on another adventure of trying to have a baby!!!

We booked our little getaway for President's Day Weekend. I was so excited to be going away for one last horrah!!! As soon as I booked our get-a-way and did a little shopping for ski pants, I said to Tommy we won't be able to go because that will be our window for the procedure to retrieve my eggs.

Hahahah!!! I was right!! So five year later, Tommy and I still never made it to Vermont, never snow shoed, or cross country skied.

This weekend we had some great babysitters come to our house, so Tommy and I decided to take a little time to ourselves and go snow shoeing!!!

I was so excited to try something new!!! We drove up to this resort which is about 15 minutes away. They allow the public to use their grounds for a fee. They also rent equipment to you!!!

Sit back, relax and enjoy our little adventure... (There's a lot of pictures)

Here is the Skytop Lodge Sign that greeted us.

The driveway up to the lodge.

The lake that has iced over.

The Lodge. I have wanted to go inside here for years. I have also wanted to stay here but I can't justify the cost in staying here when I live so close. It is an all inclusive resort.

Walking up the circular drive.

When we walked into the lodge this is what I saw.Oh how I could sit there for hours looking at the grounds and reading a book.

Don't you agree? Of course the weather would need to be a little warmer!!

The fireplace. Another place I could sit for hours!!

Then I decided to stop and smell the roses!!! After smelling the roses. We rented our snow shoes, hopped onto the shuttle bus to the beginning of our adventure.

My snow shoes. I have NO idea if they are on right. I don't think so!! It worked for me though!!

After strapping on my new shoes this is what I saw!! Oh so beautiful!!!

The bridge to cross-over!!

Tommy showing off his shoes!!!

Our path to Indian Falls

My shoes kept falling off. So I know I didn't have them on right!!

Showing off my shoes!!!

Tommy stopping to look at the sights!!

Suddenly I noticed this..

Look at this a swing!! I made Tommy sit for a few minute to take in the peace and quiet. Good thing I did or we might have been ran over by....

Oh look a snow mobile but why do we hear a herd of dogs?

Oh, because there is a herd of dogs pulling the sled!!!
My next adventure after cross country skiing!!

We decided to just sit on the swing for a few moments!!

Snuggling up for a photo!!

I think this looks like so much fun!!!

Back to our hike!!!

Enjoying the icles!!!

I just couldn't get over this!!! I have seen this on TV but never up close!!

This is the Indian Falls. It's so peaceful and breath taking!! I could have stayed here for a long time!!

The sound of running water relaxes me!!

My sweet hubby!!

Me so happy for trying something new and something on my bucket list.

Heading back.

The swing again!!! At the end of the three mile hike we decided to walk back to the lodge which was another mile away. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet.

When we got back to the lodge we thought we would go down to the Tap Room for a drink.

I had a 7&7 and Tommy had a beer.

I took a seat here and

looked out this window!!!

It was a great afternoon!!! I got to try something new. Re-connect with Tommy as a couple.
The weather was not too cold and it was snowing!! GREAT AFTERNOON!!!

I also saw this wreath as we were leaving. I would love to make one of these!! Hmmmmmm!!!

Is there anything new that you want to try?


Thursday, January 27, 2011


Yesterday I was up super early because Tommy had to catch a flight at 6:00.

What's a girl to do at 4:00 in the morning? So, I jumped on my computer and cruised around  Blog Land!!

So many inspiring things to see.

This one made me fall on the floor and want to start construction in my kitchen.

Ready?? Sit down and make sure there are no flies around to fly in your mouth.

I have seen this a few times in Auntie Ruth's Sugar Pie Farmhouse.
I thought that it was awesome!! But then I got to thinking how does she get the food from the wall? I just thought it was a counter with shelves.

So I got a little closer. Isn't it cute that she can BAKE here!!!! How does she get to the bottom shelf?

Don't you just love how it looks like a window from a farm. Auntie Ruth even has the sheer white curtains. Look how organized she is.

Look around the corner is a door. Oh My....this is better then apple pie!!!
Look where she hangs her aprons. She has a farmhouse door, and look at the old lantern to light her way!!!

This is walking into the pantry!!! I love that she is soooooooo organized!!!

I love her pantry. Do you think that she would mind if I moved in? 
I just love neatness and organization!!!!

Auntie Ruth even offered me a tip. Keep a cute bowl with clothespins in the pantry to keep bags closed!! Time to go shopping for a cute bowl!!

I so want to do that in my house!!! I don't know who would want to hurt me more Tommy or my father. (My father is the muscles in my projects!!) In case your new here!!!

If you think that her pantry is great wait to you see the rest of her house!!
I'll show you more next week but if you can't wait go here.

Before you click over to her farmhouse, get a notebook, pen, and something hot to drink!!



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Re-Arranging, Project, and Breakfast

The other day I looked in the Living Room/Quiet Room aka former Dining Room and decided it needed a little change. Plus I was looking for a area to do some work and my blogging.

 2 Before Pictures

The other reason I wanted to move things around was because I was afraid that Tommy's tulip picture was going to get knocked down. The kids and I wave good-bye to Tommy/Daddy from that window.

The after pictures.

Here is my desk area. I know I need a bigger area but this will have to do until my laundry/craft room is done. My desk is a thick piece of glass on the base of an old singer sewing machine. (All things I had in the house)

Tommy's picture is now between the two windows and out of the way. I like the new look!! I lugged the old secretary up the stairs into our room. (I am so sore today). Now Tommy has a comfortable place to work, when he works from home.


I bought these little forms over the summer at a flea market for $1.00. I thought they had potential, but the colors really don't match my house.

Here is the after picture. I love the natural colors with a little bling!!

I added a red flower for a little pop of color.

I like it for now but knowing me I will change it in a few months.

I am a very lucky gal because every morning my hubby makes me breakfast. This is something we started right after we had the kids. I get up extra early to spend time with him, to do some work, or look through blog land.

This is what my breakfast looked like this morning.

He loves me!!!

I do pack his lunch, make his dinner, take care of his laundry, and I sometimes feel like his personal assistant. Oh wait that's what a wife is right?

Either way we take care of each other!!!



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