Thursday, March 24, 2011


     Weatherman messed up!  Thank goodness!  No snow rain...only sunshine!
Somebody realized it was spring!  Schools an hour south of us were closed because of winter storms! 
The next storm will probably find us!
     More later...have a great day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Forecast...

     So....the weatherman says we're getting hammered today and tonite...12-18" of that white stuff!!  Has anyone realized yet that it's spring??  Well, this forecast sure doesn't sound like spring!  We sit here in our warm living room with a fire roaring in our new fireplace...watching and waiting for those snowflakes to start falling.  Of course, we hope the weatherman is wrong...but when he's says it's a 100% chance...I think it's coming!
     In the meantime, here's a couple of cabin #7 updates and a photo story of what we've been up to the last few weeks...
Greyson turned 4 in February and we got to celebrate with all his cousins!

He got to go to the Legoland display at the Children's Museum!  We all had fun!

Lucien, 3, Ben, 5, and Monica, 1, came to visit 2 weeks ago!

Jill & Monica had fun together....they even learned to share!

Jill and her friends were excited when we got the Easter decorations out last week!

Nathan looks like a giant next to his sister!!

I got to do this...for the first time... in a granddaughter's hair!!  What fun!

Nathan turned 5 yesterday!!  Do you even know how excited a person can be when they are 5??!!
All he wanted was a bus cake and a firetruck for his birthday...he scored!

Oh...the cabin...not too many changes lately.  We measured for window coverings and floor coverings.
Furniture buying will begin many beds...where to arrange everything...the husband worries about getting the siding done in time and the wife worries about what quilts to get for the beds...priorities!

Here's one of the built-in shelving units for the downstairs bath...great storage in this cabin!

Look past the tools and you see the new bar countertop for stool seating...

Fireplace surround is done and shelf added for DVD player...

And I have a list of to-do's to get done before summer...

I have 2 of these to finish for 2 boys in Bemidji !!

For those of you who think I'm always this super-organized sewing room right now! 
Really need to address this problem...soon!
Maybe with this impending storm tonite, I'll get the time??  So they say!

So that's our life the last few weeks...people ask what we do all you know!

Oh...Jen just started her own blog...check it out HERE.  Another way to keep posted on our family!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Progress on Cabin #7 Continues...

So...our carpenter, Kurt, has been varnishing trim boards like crazy in his garage across the road from us.  When he gets several pieces done, he comes and puts them up.  He's been cutting and putting trim up for 2 days...and more to do!  Lots of trim work in this cabin.
Not an exciting photo, but the guests will appreciate this closet under the stairway.  And be sure and admire the amount of trimwork in this closet!

The east side of the upstairs bedroom, trimmed & painted.

West side of upstairs bedroom...looking out over those blasted cattails!
Now the guests will have a beautiful view of the lake!

Upstairs bathroom painted and ready for built-in shelving...Kurt's working on it!
Yes, the tub is upstairs and large walk-in shower is downstairs.

Hand-built banister and "infra-red" fireplace in living room.

Countertop arrived yesterday and Steve & Kurt put it in today...

Lots of great cupboard space...still need to buy a new stove.  Waiting for our
new Menard's store to open this spring!

One more view of the closet...bedroom on left, stairway on right. 
(for those who like detailed photos)

We're beginning to see an end to this winter project!  We know it will get done.  Now the question is...will we have time to start and finish remodeling cabin #6...the consensus is that cabin #6 may have to wait until the fall, but we'll know more in the next 2 weeks.  We need lots of melting snow...the roof is covered with snow right now and the piles by the cabin prevent us from taking the furniture out to begin work...time will tell, but it will get done, maybe later rather than sooner.  We'll just keep you guessing for a couple of weeks.

And if you don't have a reservation for the summer, we still have some  great cabins open for the 2011 season!  Call us at 1-800-233-8562 or check out the resort website here.  We'd love to help your family create some "forever" memories of time spent together!