Friday, December 26, 2008

Exploring our town

I love to go exploring every nook in our log cabin town. I will drive down side streets, back roads, dirt roads...all in my quest to discover interesting houses, small lakes, wildlife and new trees. When I went driving down this snow covered road and watched this solitary man walking down it and occasionally looking up at the trees, I felt this photo captured the true essence of Northern Michigan - the place I love so much.

"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. "

- John Boswell

Snowy drive

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to my blogger friends!

"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love."

-Ada V. Hendricks

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas is coming to the log cabin!

Christmas is a coming and Marvin is getting fat! I mean the geese are getting fat! Me too if I don't stop eating those cookies! I am making up decorative gift boxes filled with homemade goodies for some of my family members - fudge, coconut macaroon cookies, sugar cookies, banana sour cream bread - you get the idea! By the way, if you're looking for some good cookie recipes - check out Mom of 2 Good Boy's recipe site! I think I need to make those Russian tea cookies too! What are you making for Christmas?

I love having these 3 tiered plate stands for entertaining. They're great for displaying and serving appetizers or Christmas cookies!

We're driving up to the log cabin the day after Christmas. Can't wait to get back up there!

Here's a view from the loft.

Do you see my Christmas moose?

Greg and I love to camp - so I couldn't resist this ornament!

I've always wanted to see a snowy owl!

Looking good! Marvin the cat hasn't broken any ornaments yet!

But he does like to chew on the garland I've put on the stairs! Bad kitty! Santa is watching!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Odds & Ends

Here are some odds and ends photos of some more Christmas decorations and ornaments at the log cabin. I put a little tree in our shoe cube corner decorated with bird houses. I picked up this green star lantern light that I think I'll just keep up year round - what do you think? And I had to post a few more of my favorite ornaments - of course one involves a log cabin! The other is made out of an egg and represents the town of Grayling, Michigan where my in-laws have a cabin. I purchase the new egg every year for me and my mother-in-law. I still feel like I have so much to do to get ready for Christmas! Monday is going to be a power baking day once I get home. How about you? Are you ready???