Monday, October 15, 2012


Hi Prim Pals! It's been a hectic couple of weeks, but I'm going to try to get caught up. Dick and I just returned from the Little House for some much needed R&R! I can't believe that we hung out in our p.j.'s for two days! I had a little time to putz around the cottage, cook some fall meals and just get caught up with rest and my hubby. I put out a few fall decorations and it always brings a smile to my face when I find these paper mache heads in the box. Connie and I made them years ago and the memoreis are priceless.
Added some pumpkins to our table top and quite a few other things here and there.
We did go for a ride one afternoon and saw this flock of wild turkeys in the woods.
I've always wanted an old log house. We found this dear old cabin falling apart in the woods. Sure wish we could save the logs for an addition to the back of our Little House.
It was pouring rain while we were there. It just broke my heart to see it in such disrepair.
On our way home today, we saw the annual pumpkin patch along the way. Some of the leaves were still colorful, but I think we missed the peak in northern Michigan.
Our Rosie dog loves to travel with us. She was pretty relaxed in the back of the Jeep.
Before we left, Abbey's 4-H club had to do a window display for a county-wide project. Our daughter, Ashley, is the 4-H leader and they did every window on the front of the shop. It was awesome and they ended up winning the competition. Congratulations to my girls and their club!
I wanted to share the last car cruise of the year. Lisa and John ARE the car cruise. They do all of the planning, organizing and more. The end of the season is always the Halloween cruise and so much fun.
Even the cars get "dressed up"!
Our friend Cindy was a hoot in her "fat girl" costume!
The witch's legs were hilarious coming out of the hood of this one!
Every car put a bucket of candy in front of it and our Lucy had a ball filling her bucket!
Then it was on to spending a night with Gannon. Can you believe this driveway?? Wish the picture would show just how steep it really is. I park at the top and walk down - very carefully!
When I got up in the morning, the view across the lake was amazing. So quiet and peaceful. Just perfect. Now it's time to sew, stitch, build, redo the shop, and ready ourselves for the next season. Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful fall! Until next time...


  1. The witches legs are so neat!

  2. Lovely weekend Dawn. How I would love to own an old log cabin, here in New England you very rarely find them. Congratulations to your daughter and her scout troop. Fun costumes and decked out cars! Greetings, Julie.

  3. Oh, Lucy is just too cute!!! My seven year old grandson has that exact shade of hair.
    Pug hugs :)

  4. Glad to hear you and the mister got away and got some much needed rest. Love all the photos. The car show surely looked interesting. Looks like Lucy had the right idea.... can't go wrong with candy. Congrats. to Abyy's 4-H club and their winnings. Hoping Gannon is doing well. Love the view from the lake.. so peaceful. Hard to believe it's almost time for another holiday and more decorating isn't it. Have a good week.

  5. Bob and I spent our weekend in the rained all weekend and the trees are almost done showing off their colors for the year. Loved that car with the witches legs..too cool! Have a great week Dawn! Take care, Janice

  6. Hi Dawn.
    Looks like you had a great weekend. Nothing nicer than a fall drive. Love your Rosie dog too.
    That little log building is very nice, love to have it tool.
    Have a great week.

  7. You are one Busy Lady Dawn,
    Glad you got away for some R&R
    with your Hubby.
    That Cabin in the woods made my
    Heart skip a Beat .... oh to be able
    to rescue and reuse.
    Love the Car Cruise photos what a Hoot,
    always good Fun in Holly.
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

  8. Looks like you had a nice weekend! Rosie is so sweet!