Friday, April 3, 2009

One Year Anniversary at the Log Cabin

I missed my log cabin anniversary date. We've been in our log cabin now for one year! We've experienced all the seasons (mental note to self - become a snow plow driver and get very rich in Michigan)and the projects never end. I thought it would be fun to share a few photos with you from the beginning....


We had just closed on our property and they were starting to dig the basement. I offered assistance, the builder said no thank you. Ha!



It was at the end of October and the last of the fall leaves were beginning to fade away.



The logs arrived on November 9th 2007 - on my husband's birthday!



Here's the crew loading the logs onto the site. I asked if I could use the boom truck. Surprisingly they said no.



I've got windows! All the better to spy on my neighbors with! Just kidding...I think they spy on me.



The snow came! The crew was scurrying to put the roof on.



Framing the roof!



Starting to look like a log cabin. I asked Greg if we could camp in there yet - he said no. Surprising again - huh?


I'll post a few more photos later this weekend. (Unless you've already seen enough of my glory days. Let me know!) Have a good weekend!

31 comments:

Dawnie said...

how exciting for you, and what a blessing huh? I'm so glad they didnt let you use any of the equipment though...you might not be here today!

Sharon said...

I want more!!!!! Bet if youasked the snow plow driver he would say NO too. LOL Sharon

Constance said...

More! More! More!

Happy "Loggy" Anniversary! I AM a tad envious you know!
Connie

The Retired One said...

That made me lonesome for my pictures of when we had ours built! I should dig them out!
We have been in ours for 5 years this March.
What kind is your home?
Ours is a Golden Eagle, out of Wisconsin.

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

How fun seeing how it all began! Your cabin and the area you live in is just beautiful.
Penny

Bren said...

THIS IS EXCELLENT - Happy Anniversary on living the American Dream! Seriously... no log cabin here but we did take a nice little cottage and made it our dream home / garden in the Midwest.

Time for a nice bottle / glass of Berringer 2003 Merlot - private collection. LOVE IT!!!!


Happy Anniversary.

Heather said...

Wow, it's fun to watch the construction process. Keep those photos comin'! Happy Log Cabin anniversary!

reliv4life said...

Gosh isn't it fun to see how far you have come?! Happy anniversary!!

Leedra said...

I enjoyed this post. Jimmy and I have built 2 houses together and I have more pics than I care to admit during the processes.

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Sandi Keene said...

More please! Much more. Happy Anniversary - how exciting.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Leedra, I love seeing all of these photos. Since I didn't start blogging on Blogger until October, I missed out on all of this.... Don't ever hesitate repeating some of your great stories.

LOVE seeing the log cabin being built... Happy Anniversary!!!! How very very special!!!!

Keep these kind of blogs coming JUST for me!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginger said...

Hi Shelley:
I love seeing all your pictures. I'd like to see more, and find out how long it took them to build it, start to finish.
Congratulations on your first anniversary of your beautiful home.
You've gotten a lot done in one year.
Ginger

Sarah said...

I would love to see more photos! What is with the guys continually saying no to you....lol! Your home is gorgeous and I know your very proud of it!
Sarah

The Strobl Cabin said...

Exciting! I can't wait to follow that path to a finished log home.

JyLnC said...

Happy Anniversary!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I have not seen enough! I did not know that you have only been in it a year. It seems to me that you have always had a log cabin because that is how I know you. Did you only start taking your wildlife photos after you had your log cabin? It seems to me that you have been taking them all of your life too, because you excel in that field. I would like more pictures of all aspects of log cabin life.

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Happy Anniversary!

Charli and me said...

Your both have made so many wonderful memories here ♥ Thank you for sharing with all of us. Happy log cabin anniversary!

Brandi said...

Yes, post more pictures. I am enjoying the refresher!

Happy Anniversary!

Brandi

Kath said...

Ok-I didn't want to have to stoop to BEGGIN ya-but PLEASE post more pics :)
Ya look darn good on that dozer! I can't believe they didn't want your help!;)
Lookin forward to more....

You guys have a wonderful weekend!

hugs-Kath

April said...

I absolutely love seeing how your cabin was constructed. As they say, "You've come a long way, baby!" LOL!

Hey, I'm a huge fan of yours, as you probably know! So, come on over and claim something I'm passing on to you!

Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend!

The White Bench said...

So funny, Shelley!
I wish I could have one- I LOVE*LOVE*LOVE it!
Maybe we could be neighbours;)
Monicax.

NCmountainwoman said...

Not tired of the construction pictures at all. How quickly this year has flown by. And I do think you should move in year round and make a living plowing snow!

Karen said...

Loved that! How very fun! And MEN! They say no to everything fun!
Happy Anniversary!
Karen

Small Pines said...

Those photos are amazing! I especially love the one of you with the big machine. Awesome. Have any more of these building pics? Happy Anniversary!

dAwN said...

Congrats on one year at your Lovely cottage!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love to see pics of your log home going up...I'll be waiting for more:)
Rondell

Christy said...

That is so cool. I didn't realize how close to the beginning I was to reading your blog. Another cool fact is your logs arrived the same day that my second baby did - 11/09/07. I thought that was kind of neat. Oh I hope that someday I can see something like this happening for me.

Cam said...

Happy loggy anniversary! I would have been all for camping in it :)

grammy said...

How nice to see your cabin go up. Maybe I will come visit in the summer (o: Just kiddin...never been to that part of the world. I grew up spending weekends at my best friends folks cabin near Estes Park Colorado. Cabin...one room with a wood stove and out house, but we loved it. Played lots of board games and climbed rocks all day long (o:

George said...

Happy Anniversary in your cabin and thanks for sharing the beginnings with us. I don't understand why the building crew wouldn't let you help with the equipment, however.