Friday, January 9, 2009

Headed Up North

I am headed up to our log cabin finally! After 17 agonizing days away, I am ready to hit the road! We should be up there for a week and I am so happy. (Well taking down all those Christmas decorations won't make me happy!)There are a few exciting events going on - a winter festival, a snowshoe hike and some skiing planned. Maybe even renting snowmobiles. Hoping the drive goes okay since we're under a winter storm warning. Check out all the snow in our area by looking at the snowman cam.

This photo is dedicated to Jessica at Five Pines who loves to snowmobile! Jessica - I think we'll have plenty of snow for you in Gaylord!


April said...

Oh, wow! That sounds like so much fun! I want me some snow around here! Don't think I'll ever get it living in the deep South! That's why I'm so excited about our trip to Colorado! I can hardly wait to see and touch that white stuff! Of course, I'm still very nervous about skiing for the first time! Have fun!

Sandi Keene said...

Woo Hoo! Wish I was coming for a visit as well. Have a wonderful time in your cozy sanctuary!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You sound like you are going to have a wonderful wintery time! I wish I could come visit you and see that beautiful Michigan snow!

Lady of the Mote said...

a a winter festival sounds like fun,safe travels,and good luck putting away the decorations.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I'm jealous..
I haven't been to my cabin in at least a month...

I will be going up at the end of January.

Have fun..

Molly's Mellow Moments said...

Lucky you!
My goodness...what a lot of snow! - I don't somehow think my little Smart car would cope somehow!! - Took her out in just a little dusting of snow down here in the south of England and she couldn't cope!!
Have fun!

reliv4life said...

have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

George said...

Shelly, it sounds as if you'll have a wonderful time up at the cabin (other than taking down the Christmas decorations). Have a safe trip up there and stay warm once there.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Be careful on the road, Shelley. I know you are excited just to get there--and you get to stay a WEEK... How wonderful!!!!

Enjoy the snow--but don't get sick again.

Brandi said...

I am so glad you are better and feel like going to your log home! Have a wonderful time.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, have a wonderful and safe trip. We're looking forward to the pictures up there.

Sketch said...

My wife and I would love to have a log cabin, and northern Michigan is a great place. We wish you a safe trip.

ByLightOfMoon said...

Snowmobiling is fabulous! I can only remember renting them in Colorado on ski trips! Michigan looks fabulous and my dream is to have a log home again. I had one in Washington State near Seattle, but it did not last long enough!

Smiles, cyndi

Cedar ... said...

How nice you are going for a week. Well deserved after being so sick. Have a great time!

Anonymous said...

Have a great time at your cabin. I hear we are supposed to have more snow. I can invision you sipping tea and sitting by a warm fire out in the woods :>)

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Ruthie said...

I love your header picture. I came to your site because of the beautiful photo on you comment form.
Is that your actual log cabin? It looks wonderful.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

Jen said...

Oh that live cam is cool! There are two deer eating there now. :)
Have a Fun week!

Mom2-2goodboys said...

So glad you are well enough to take a trip to the cabin. Hope you can get up there before the snow begins too. Have Fun!

We are down with the flu around here :-( Looks like we will be watching the snowfall from inside this weekend.

Ginger said...

Shelley, have a safe trip, and loads of fun!!!!

marmee said...

my husband and i used to talk of log cabin living way back when we were first married(22 yrs)and recently my darling hubby has been showing me countless photos of log cabins. we had a dream, victorian house in the country of usa and log cabin in canada. we are now living in victorian farm house on 7.24 acres in the country in tn. one dream down and one to go.
i don't know that i have thick enough blood to live in canada but if we could have our home here and a log cabin there, i would feel it was do-able.
so happy for you that you are living your dream.
i voted for you to change your name. i like "living our log cabin dream"

Dawnie said...

Lucky you! I'm glad your feeling better and on your way to doing what you love to do! Take down the Christmas stuff--BUT head out and find some "love" things to decorate your cabin--you could leave the greenery up inside--intertwine some red heart lights.

Raymonty said...

Thank you for sharing.

Shellmo said...

April - Colorado is a great place to visit - one of my faves to ski at. Have a lot of fun!

Sandi - thank you! Looking forward to setting up our fireplace! :)

Penny - You are welcome here anytime!

lady of the mote - I just finished putting away the decorations and am heating up hot chocolate. Cheers to you! :)

Terri - I think staying away a month would've sent me over the edge - lol!!

Molly - I still have to be careful even w/ my 4 wheel drive! (Hubby drove it into a ditch last month!)

Michele - thank you!

George - thank you! I'll be collecting snow for Betsy! :)

Betsy - Got my antibacterial hand gel and wipes! Can't let anything get me down this time!

Brandi - I feel like I'm at my real home now.

NC - I am excited to take pics this week!

Sketch - I hope you & your wife do get a log cabin 1 day! Thanks for stopping by!

Cyndi - I hope you get your log home too! Getting ours was definitely a life long dream.

Cedar - thank you! Looking forward to having a "healthy" week! :)

Charli - you have set the perfect scenario! :-0

Hot Belly - you are very kind & I am very honored!

Hi Ruthie - that photo is my cabin - thank you! And thank you for coming by too!!

Jen - I check that cam almost every night before I go to bed to see the deer and the bear. Sometimes turkeys are there too.

Mom2 - I am so sorry to hear you have the flu! Hope you recover quickly!

Ginger thank you! I'm so excited I'm not sure what I'm going to do first! ha,ha

Marmee - a victorian home on all that acreage sounds lovely!! Thank you for voting too! :)

Dawnie - you always have great ideas! Love it!

Raymonty - Thank you for stopping by!

Jessica said...

You're teasing me with that photo! We've gotten some snow today but we want more. I think we are going to Baldwing to snowmobile tomorrow. I rather go to Gaylord or the U.P. but we are limited on time. Let me know when you head out on some sleds!

Have a great week at the cabin and tell all the birds I said hello.

Prim2Pink said...

You should be having plenty of snow for all those activities you have planned. Have fun!!!

Anonymous said...

I wish you a wonderful time at your cool dream cabin. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Jessica said...

I checked the snowcam... There's a wild turkey pecking around!

The White Bench said...

Hi Shelley! Happy ypou are at the log cabin again!
And have fun and a safe trip!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Shelley, I'm so jealous! We haven't seen any white stuff at all yet this year. :o(

Have a fun week!

Sandy said...

How long of a trip is it from your house to your cabin? Be careful!

Shellmo said...

Jessica - enjoy your snowmobiling!!

Judy - thank you! The snow flakes are falling.... :)

Natural Moments - thank you - just being there makes me happy.

Monica - thank you - looking forward to the long week at the cabin! :)

Pam - I need to send you some of our snow!

Sandy - it's about a 3 hour drive - straight shot up the interstate.