I know I have been MIA for a little while. I have good excuses! Really!
Saturday the 12th we celebrated my mom's birthday. It was a milestone birthday and so we were in surprise mode. My sister flew in from Kansas and my brother and his wife flew in from Illinois. Our daughters drove in and as did two nephews and a fiancée. Boy was my mom surprised!!
and Skyler wanted to get into the action-
And of course some wonderful gifts.....my sister did a signature quilt for her--- a true treasure! here is a link to her blog's posting of the quilt.
So the week before everyone came I was cleaning and putting up Christmas decorations. Busy busy.
After we put my sister back on the plane on Monday we headed down to South Carolina. It was time to pick cabinets, countertops, flooring, faucets and other plumbing items. On our way down the highway we got an offer to stay at a lakehouse...instead of a hotel! Sweet deal. It was really foggy when we got to Greenwood, but we did find the house. The next morning the fog was still hanging around.
Not a bad view even with the fog! The only drawback was we were without internet... what a strange feeling! (Tuesday's Trees will be back this week.)
We drove out to the house. Lots of progress has been made since we were there. The rain has slowed them down a little, but it was great to see it shaping up! You can see the water is high on the dock and there is a tree that floated downstream. The tree was gone the next day.
Great view from the lake.
The siding was getting put on and the windows are starting to be installed.
This big picture window is our dining room window, facing west. With all these trees I don't think the sun will be an issue.
The roof is coming along as well.
Sunrise was pretty impressive when it wasn't foggy. It was worth getting up at 5:30- 6:00 AM.
Will be back around to everyone's blogs and try to catch up a little. Time to get into the Christmas mode now!