Monday, February 2, 2009

Saturday afternoon at....SHELLEY'S!

You all know Shelley! Shelley's Log Cabin Blog She invited me up to her place for lunch on Saturday. All I can say is WOW! You should see her beautiful new log home, in person. It's everything you dreamed it would be, and more. But, of course, I forgot my camera...sigh.

I had no trouble finding her place. As soon as I walked in the door, I was greeted with Marvin's presence. He was lounging around, happy and content. Next I got to meet Greg. Ladies, he really is good looking. Shelley was gracious enough to make me some coffee and give me the grand tour. The pictures on the internet do NOT do it justice. She has a huge double closet in her bedroom. And, if you don't know anything about log cabins, closets are a luxury. She has great taste and everyting looks bright and happy...just like Shelley! You cannot imagine the size of the loft. Enormous! And those views!

Just after the tour, we had some lunch and got to know each other better. I felt so much at home, you'd think we knew each other forever. You have to get her Rigatoni recipe, she has it on her blog.

After lunch, Shelley took me to a couple of shops. I'm lucky to only get out of both places buying a candle. There were so many things that I wanted.

We got back to her place and I got ready to head back to my cabin. As I told Greg, I like to get to the woodshed before dark, because I don't know what lives there after dark...LOL Bill and my Mom were both excited to hear about my day with Shelley and Greg. We can't wait for them to come to our place. Maybe on my next set of weekends off toward the end of February.

Here are some pics from our place with all the snow.

The entrance to our peninsula. You can hardly see the garden bench beneath the snow.
Look at the drift near the shed. Pretty deep.

The drifts near the front porch are about 3 1/2 ft tall.

Snow on top of the little shed roof. That is my swing hanging from the buck pole.

These drifts are from the plow. With us being at the end of the road, there is no turnaround. They plow the snow onto our property. In return, they make us a really nice parking area. I won't complain.


Shelley said...

Denise - you are the sweetest ever! Greg and I enjoyed having you over and we cannot wait to meet Bill as well as your mom! (She's still adopting me - right?!ha,ha!) I just love those loon coasters and earrings - in fact I'm going to wear those earrings to the Michigan Audubon conference! Greg can't wait to break into those jams! All the photos of your place are lovely - I can picture myself visiting you there! :-)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh Denise, I'm SO jealous.. Wish I had been there with you two. You are both so special to me1!!!! How far is your cabin from theirs?

I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit. I cannot fathom that MUCH snow... My blog tomorrow talks about our little ONE inch snow that made me so happy!!! ha ha...

If I lived up there, I'd stay in my house (or cabin) 24/7--since I'm afraid to drive in snow. You can tell I'm a southerner, can't you??? ha


George said...

It sounds as if you had a great time with Shelley. I'm glad the two of you could get together, but I don't envy either of you all that snow. It looks nice in pictures, but I think I'll stay down here for now!

Cedar ... said...

I'm so glad you two could get together. Isn't it great how blogging brings us new friends?

Jen said...

I was right, and I did not peek here before I guessed it was you. Honest!
So glad you had a good time, I wouldn't have guessed any different on that one.
-as much as I don't really care for the snow your pictures are great-it goes well with log homes. :) We are getting dumped on again as I type this.

The Three Little Bears said...

Where's the picture of Greg. lol.

Powell River Books said...

How great to meet a fellow blogger in person. Other than friends in Powell River who read and comment about my posts I've only met one other blogger. We get together when I'm in Bellingham for some coffee or shopping. She has now started her own blog called Mud Creek Mama at Stop by for a visit if you can. - Margy