Friday, July 29, 2011

A finish, a getaway, and a belated birthday treat!

Wow, it has only been a week since I posted, but I feel like I have a lot to talk about today.
First of all, I finished #12 of #15 for the crazy challenge. This is the Sept. LHN sampler. I subbed the colors on this one like I did for July & August. I am real happy with how all of them look. The Oct. piece will be the same colors as this one.
On Monday morning, my husband & I took off for a very short getaway. Our son & DIL gave us a gift for all the help with the boys while he was deployed. We were finally able to get away to use it. He wanted us to go to a bed & breakfast. We found a WONDERFUL cabin in the Berlin Ohio area....Millersburg to be exact. It wasn't quite the bed & breakfast thing our son meant, but it was perfect for us. The cabin was totally furnished. It had a kitchen with a sink, refrig., stove, microwave...The owners stocked the fridge with some milk, juice, soda, ice, etc.. there were snacks in a basket for us. There was a bottle of sparkling grape juice.
The cabin also had a hot tub & a jacuzzi. The bedroom was up in a loft. It was a GORGEOUS location.....we loved every minute there.
We did much sight seeing while in the area. We did all the little shops in the towns. We went to a huge lumber yard that had all kinds of exotic woods. D was like a kid in a candy store...he got lots of different woods for making more frames..
We went to a Farm that was so fun.....we took a wagon ride thru the farm. We got to feed all of the animals. How many of you have ever been up close & personal with an elk, giraffes, zebras, a texas long horn steer, etc....
One of my favorite stops was a candle shop out in the country. We were welcomed so nicely when we walked in. D found a scent for me almost instantly... I LOVE the Victoria Secret scent of Love Spell...well, guess what they had in candle form??? You spell. So, we got a real nice candy dish size candle & also some tarts & a burner for it.
We went to many, many other places, but I won't bore you too much.
Oh, backing up!!!! I had made arrangements to meet up with a fellow blogger. It worked perfectly!!! She was on vacation this week, so she was able to drive up to Berlin to meet us for lunch. So, first thing when we got there on Monday, we met Denise of:
We had a great time, getting to know each other , in person!!! Denise is such a sweetheart.....I really enjoyed meeting her! She told us about a few great shops to visit.....
Our son usually likes to make me a treat for my birthday. This year, he wasn't able to, because our house was full with our other son & his family. So, while we were gone, he made it. He baked a cake & made a batch of my favorite ice cream. He then cut the cake & made an ice cream cake. He also found a recipe for frosting & made it too.... He did a super job. I forgot to take a picture that night, but I took one today!!!
He also did all of the clean up.......what a great son I have!!!!
I am going to try to attach a lot of pictures. I just wish I knew how to post under each one. Sorry about that.....
I hope you all have a great weekend. I think D will be making frames with all of his new wood!!!! Me?? Probably start a new project or pick one that is already started!


Mouse said...

oooooo ... sounds like a place I would go to too :)glad you were able to find things for both of you ... and the cake looks really yummy :) and well done on the crazy finish :) love mouse xxxx

Lizy said...

It looks like you enjoy your time at the cabin!!!! happy birthday!!!! I hope you have many more to come!!! Your are such ahelpful person and thank you for your frienship and leaving comments!!!!

Sherre said...

What a special getaway, Shari! It was perfect for you! Both of your sons are so thoughtful!!! Hugs to you!

Beth said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! One time a couple of my friends and I spent a long weekend in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio. Surprising how many nice places there are in our country.

Your new finish is very pretty!

Denise said...

That cake looks yummy!! And your cabin - no wonder you rated 5 stars. I meant to tell you about Coblentz chocolate - DH loves their chohc covered coffee beans!

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos and a lovely finish. Sounds like you had a great time.

Mylene said...

Good to hear you had a great time away and looks like a lovely place where you stayed.

Congrats on the lovely finish.

Faerie said...

Glad you had such a great time! Amazing pics and you are very lucky to have a son like that =)

Yvon (jioya) said...

that are great photo's of your getawy place, it sounds like you will ge back there some day.
The cake looks yummy.

Hugs Yvon

EmmaP said...

Thanks for stopping by my recipe blog! I hope you do try the homemade Amish Raspberry Cream Pie! It is seriously sooo good.

I am from Northern Indiana, right in the heart of Amish Country and we are getting ready to go back for a reunion there this week. I am excited! I enjoyed your pictures of your little trip too!

Kaisievic said...

Your getaway sounds like it was wonderful! love Kaye xoxox

Sue said...

What a gorgeous place Shari; you both deserve the getaway after all of the times you watched the boys!

Your September LHN looks lovely!