Monthly Archives: December 2009

Safely Home

Glad to report, we encountered no problems leaving the cabin yesterday.  The roads were cleared and well sanded or salted.   Sky was clear and the ride home from Boone was without incident. We passed by alot of downed trees and could see that there were still many homes without power.  We are so glad we […]

Christmas Eve – Christmas Day Ice Storm

Ray’s Weather was right on again!  Yesterday they predicted an ice storm would hit Boone starting at about 8PM Christmas Eve and last through the night into Christmas Day.  I was sure glad we stock piled all the firewood.  Ice storms are notarious for knocking out power lines. The storm started last night,  just as […]

Merry Christmas

What could make a Christmas more perfect than being with the ones you love, in a warm cozy log cabin, surrounded by the natural breathtaking beauty of the mountains, topped by a gorgeous blanket of snow?  The only thing I can think of is a great dinner!  🙂 Our Christmas Eve dinner was a celebration […]

Our Deer Family

We have a family of deer (a doe and 2 fawns) living in our woods. Lately, with all the snow on the ground, we can see where they sleep. Their bodies have melted indentations in the snow. It is thrilling to see them walking single file through our yard in the morning and again at […]

Beech Mountain

We went up to Beech Mountain today.  We have skiied Appalachian Ski Mountain and tubed at Hawk’s Nest Resort before, but we have not skiied Beech.  The roads were clear and the drive was an easy one.  About 30-40 minutes including the ride up the mountain. The kids skiied, while Evan and I did some ice […]

Our Christmas Tree

We found a great LITTLE Christmas tree!   Considering I didn’t bring all of our decorations, we needed to find a small tree.  There were many Chooose & Cut Farms to choose from.  The high country of North Carolina is the mecca of Christmas Tree Farms.  We decided to patronize a neighbor, so we went to […]

Sledding in Boone

After a false start yesterday (when I said Evan nor I have driven in snow for 15 years, I meant 15 years for me, but 30 years for him!), we finally got out on the roads today. Our mission was to find and cut our own christmas tree, and maybe get in a little sledding.  […]

Our Gingerbread House

Our Holiday activities are getting underway with gusto!  We have Christmas music playing on the CD player, we dressed the cabin with little white lights and set out all our cabin Christmas decorations.  We hung our stockings by the chimney with care! Tomorrow we are planning to go cut down our own Christmas tree, as […]

Ray’s Weather says 18 inches!

By the time we woke up Saturday morning, Ray’s weather reported that Boone received 18 inches of snow!   It was truly a Winter Wonderland!  We spend the whole day walking and playing in the snow.  Luckily, we had the foresight to shop for the entire week.  With this snow, combined with the fact that our […]

Snow keeps coming

It snowed all day and evening Friday.  The kids used an old shovel as a sled and had a blast using Jenna as a sled dog.  It was a real Norman Rockwell experience! Mady quickly learned that a Florida dog has no idea how to be a sled dog.     While we were having […]