We checked Gracie out of school early on Thursday afternoon and drove up to Michigan. We enjoyed three days in this beautiful cabin. The cabin was actually built in 1930 and has been completely renovated. It sits just 100 feet from the Big Creek River which runs alongside the house. On this 10 acres, you will also find an 18 hole putt putt course that winds through the woods. It was adorable and Lily Grace loved it!
We barely had internet reception, never turned on the TV other than to listen to music while we ate and spent time together laughing a lot and making tons of memories. According to Gracie Cakes, it has been the best birthday party yet!! Matt and I would agree.
On Tuesday, Lily Grace will turn 11 years old. Wow! As she gets older, having her to ourselves to make such special and lasting memories is a gift to us all.
Thank you for a wonderful time! We love you to pieces Taco Cat! 😀
|We arrived to a handwritten note and homemade banana bread.|
|This fireplace was the place to be in the cold evenings. |
We each grabbed a book or played a game of cards.
|Matt and I chose this room.|
|Matt and LG took each other on.|
|We were asked to put out seed each morning to|
keep both the furry and feather friends coming back
each day. Lily Grace was all to happy to take on
this job. She woke bright and early each morning,
eager to get out there.
|We saw lots of finches, blue jays, wild turkey,|
deer and squirrels. However, this was the first time
any of us had seen a black coated squirrel. He actually
looked like a cat from a distance.
|At her request, one morning Gracie and I|
made homemade strawberry cupcakes with icing.
|We spent a beautiful spring day wetting|
a line on the Au Sable River.
|On each drive to the Au Sable, we|
would pass a little country store with a sign
advertising homemade sticky buns. Finally,
no longer able to pass it by, Matt had to stop. I
will say, those buns were quite tasty and yes,
very sticky and gooey. In addition to the buns, we
ended up leaving with a homemade chocolate
chip cookie and pepper jelly.
|Matt and I took each other on in|
horseshoes in the woods and I left
|That about sums it up! Gracie signed the |
guest book for us. So sweet!