When I started blogging over 4 years ago little did I know that so many wonderful gals would come into my life! Hubby and I were in Arizona last week visiting my son, dil and grand-baby. And one of the blessings of blogging is that I also get to meet up with these wonderful gals! They have become my friends, first through blogging and now in real person life as well! We always meet for lunch and sometimes for shopping too. From left to right...Marty @ A Stroll thru Life, Jamie @ Mimi's Corner, Ceekay @ Thinking of Home, Laura @ Decor to Adore, Me, and Linda @ Reminisce and This and That. Linda and I have know each other since we were 4-H gals in high school. We grew up in the same little county in Wisconsin and competed at the same little county fair. She even went to high school with my hubby! Years later, Linda had moved to Arizona.... married, raised her children and had become a Grandma. One day as Linda was reading blogs she came across mine. And she knew, just knew, that it was written by the same girl that she knew back in 4-H many years ago. Well the rest is history and I am so glad to have Linda back in my life!!
While in Arizona, I got to spend a lot of time bonding and cuddling with this little gal! Calista is such a low key, easy baby. And hubby and I got to have her all to ourselves one day while her Mommy and Daddy were working. After some initial crying, she settled right in with us and even let me rock her to sleep! Oh bliss, I was so happy to get this special time with her!
Little Addison dressed up as Dorothy for Halloween! We headed to a lunch at McD's and of course she was a hit with all the older folks dining there.
And one more blessing of blogging is that once in a blue moon I still win a give-away! And this is one of my fave's! An LL Bean bag that I got to pick out and design myself. A big thanks to Linda @ More fun, less laundry for this!! Happy Weekend all! And don't forget to count your blessings and keep those who have suffered so much in the wake of this hurricane in your thoughts, prayer's and donations to Red Cross. Cindy
Welcome to Applestone Cottage. My husband Dan and I bought this cottage in the hills of Western Wisconsin 2 years ago. My husband Dan is a building construction and woodworking teacher at our local high school. He loves to build and I love to decorate on a shoe-string budget. With an empty nest looming, we wanted to take our life in a new direction. We found our little stone cottage on 2 acres surrounded by apple trees. Hence, Applestone Cottage began. Please join us as we turn on little cottage in the country into an inviting little home. Cindy