Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Weekend Cottage Trip....and Guests ✨


 We got out to the cottage Saturday before lunch...

What a pleasure to see a calm...if not kind of cloudy sky at the lake...

The day brightened as it went along...

A few things were in bloom...but not as much as I had thought there would be... 

Still lots of Tulips to come...






 My son...for Christmas.... gave me this really cool log carving of a Pelican!!

We finally got him down to the lake...and in a nice cozy spot...

He kinda smiles at you while you are sitting on the beach deck! hahaha!!

The shot of him...that I took from inside, gives a much better idea of just how much like a Pelican he really looks!!

Pretty cool,eh???


As the evening approached...the sky became very cloudy, and the darn wind kicked up!!

Thanks goodness we did not light the bonfire, as we had talked about!!

We would have been smoked out!!

But...as the sun was setting...the sunset was incredible!!

Absolutely stunning...... 

 Sunday was very sunny...the wind changed its mind a few times...but we managed to enjoy the sunshine...


We had some surprise visitors...and we couldn't have been happier!!!

Here is Miss V signing my guest book...she drew a lovely picture of her and me in the gardens... ♥️♥️♥️

 


 We explored the beach....

Threw rocks...she played "BONG" ball with her Papa...and she showed us how she has learned to skip at school!!!







We came home on Monday afternoon....

Time for laundry...groceries...etc...

We are heading back in the morning...after we visit Miss V at school, and watch her receive The Principal's Award!!!! She is so excited...hopefully I can take a few pics!!

Hope you are all well...and enjoying the nice weather...in between the nasty weather!!

Raining and damp today...but supposed to be nice for the next few days...

Baked cajun Cod and homemade oven fries with zuchinni and greek salad for dinner...

Enjoy your week everyone...

                  Cheers!  :o)

                       linda ♥️
 

47 comments:

  1. Little Miss V is looking so grown up! Love the picture of the snuggles.

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  2. That is the coolest pelican!

    I kid you not..in fact I will take a pic;)

    I see "Away From It All" is still winterized..soon ..all open♥


    I have a small pelican upstairs..that reminds me in a way of this..in a small way..still;)

    That Girl♥

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    1. Yes...I meant to mention that in my commentary...but forgot!! WInter shutters still up...keeping everything dry from all this rain!!! We have been leaving the furnace on low, so it heats up fast when we get there!!
      I think the Pelican is really cool...how do they think of such neat gifts!!
      That Girl is a dream....♥️

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    2. I know excatly what you mean about a dream:)
      WE are lucky to have some too..

      ♥Greatest gifts.

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  3. Lovely, lovely pics! Those skies are amazing! Our rain is coming later this week.
    Puttered outside a bit today...

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    1. Hope to putter tomorrow at the cottage....

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  4. Love the pelican, looks great in that location. Wonderful to have surprise visitors. I'm sure you enjoyed the proud moment at school. Rainy today, but getting nicer for the next few days.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing her get her award 💕

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  5. That is such a cool pelican! I have never seen anything like it. There are so many signs of spring these days. What a pleasure that is! Miss V is getting to be a big girl. She is adorable.

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    1. Isn't it great? I love it! Thanks Martha....

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  6. Wow, love that cool pelican! And the mom/daughter photo. You will be so, so proud of little Miss V.'s award tomorrow at school, enjoy! And of course, you'll take lots of pics, proud nana. Hoping for better weather for the next few days. Have fun at the cottage!

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  7. The cottage pictures are always a hit. I can't say "little" Miss V anymore...she's quite the young lady now. Skipping...that a feat!!!
    Lovely post. Hope you are having a good week.

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    1. Lovely to see you Wanda...hope you are well.

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  8. You take THE BEST pictures, Linda! I love the ones of the kids and the lake...and of everything really. I am grinning like a fool looking at that crazy pelican carving. That is something my youngest son would give me. lol xo Diana

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  9. Love your cottage posts . . .
    I imagine myself being there with you.
    Love the Pelican, cool gift to have beach side!
    And little Miss Sweet V is receiving the Principal's Award . . .
    How wonderful is that . . . I hope you get some pictures.
    Enjoy the rest of the week . . .

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    1. I have been to yours three times, to try and comment!!!!!
      I will definitely enjoy the week...2 birthdays too!!

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  10. Wow your sunsets were incredible! Love seeing Miss V and congrats on the Principal's Award.
    Enjoy your stay the next few days are to be warm and beautiful!

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    1. Pretty proud of her...for sure!!
      Hoping for some beautiful warmth!!

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  11. Gorgeous sunsets! Love the pelican! I can't get over how much Miss V has grown. Congratulations on her award! Sawyer got the Stellar Writing Award Monday night at his school. So proud!

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    1. Isn't it wonderful when they get awards!! She was soooo excited!!

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  12. Love the pelican!
    And you know, I remember learning to skip at school too. It was a little tricky at first, but my mom helped me practice. I had no idea she knew how to skip.
    :0)

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    1. I remember double dutch...that was always fun!!

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  13. Oh my gosh, he does smile. I love it. Great photo collection. And wow, that babe is growing too fast. Wow.

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    1. Hahaha!! Yes...and when you are on the beach deck...it is like he is staring at you!!
      Yes....she is Ivy...way too fast....

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  14. You crammed a lot of news and photos into your cottage stay. Loved the pelican. Hope a real one doesn't try to mate with it . . . lol
    Loved the sunset photos.

    And my good news is that my tree bench is finished and I've done an opening day post . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      The sunset was amazing...I am always a sucker for them!!
      Just home from the cottage...I will pop over and have a look at the "infamous" tree bench!!

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  15. I love the pelican! Have you given it a name? That sunset sky is beautiful. So soft and pretty. Nice that your girls dropped out to visit. What a great place to relax no matter what the weather. You are very fortunate. xo Pam

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    1. Yes...we let Miss V name "HER"...hahaha!! PENNYELICAN....too funny!!
      Yes I am Pam...indeed....we are just home...it was 28C out there today!!

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  16. She grown up so much !! I love misd V and alwsys is sweet and beautiful. Senf you hugs and I answer you in my post if you want read.
    lovely pictures dear ♡♡♡

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    1. Hi Gloria...yes, she is a big girl now! And so beautiful and smart💕
      Hugs back to you dear....

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  17. Always love going to the cottage with you, Linda! Looks like spring has arrived there. You are right, that sunset really was gorgeous with those amazing pinks and purples. Miss V is so darling - how can you stand it? That little upturned nose......we are still dealing with rain here, breaking all records, but you wouldn't believe how green everything is. Still.....it's getting old!!! Hope you have a little sunshine for your weekend. xx Karen

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    1. HI Karen....I know what you mean about the rain! Your part of the world is looking very lush!
      Miss V here for a sleepover💕
      Enjoy your weekend...

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  18. Best kind of surprise visitors!! =) What a beautiful weekend all around! I love the photo of the pelican with the flag overlooking the lake! And, what a sunset! Miss V put the icing on the cake. ;)
    blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. She did for sure Tanna...always happy when she comes yo visit!
      She is here today and overnite..,Nana is pooped!
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  19. I'm glad the sun came out for you...it makes it feel much warmer than the actual temps. I just love looking at your lake pictures...nothing on the horizon! It's so nice that you had some visitors, I love having them as much as I do the peace and quiet. Miss V is making wonderful memories at the cottage.

    I LOVE the pelican! We have a concrete one at the end of our dock. And your home looks so inviting. Are you completely opened up for summer? Memorial Day is the official Opening Day at our lake. Our boat has been brought back from storage at the marina, now we just have to clean it up as well as all of the toys. My guest house is a mess after not being used for 2 years. Lots of dead bugs and webs. That's my project this weekend. Going for 4 days...finally a break. Cold rainy weather predicted but that's okay for a few walks and maybe some fiddling in the garden.

    I'm feeling okay, thank you for asking on IG. I'm still sleeping long hours but I feel more energy when I'm awake. Coffee helps!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Linda!

    Jane x

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    1. We are close Jane...the season starts here in May 24 long weekend...
      Winter shutters still up...took one down this week. Once they are down,the sunporch springs to life.
      Why not get someone in to clean the guest house? Might be easier....
      Enjoy your 4 days...I will look for pictures!

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  20. So lovely to be reading your posts from the cottage once again! It always makes me feel that spring is here!

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    1. Almost here Amy...up and down weather!
      Enjoy your week ahead...

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  21. Those sunsets are spectacular. Wow.
    That pelican makes me laugh - such fun!
    Miss V is quite the lovely, young lady. Love the pic with her Mama.

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    1. Isn't that Pelican cool????
      Yes she is...and i love that pic too ♥️

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