Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a happy New Years eve and day. In northern Michigan we had an old fashioned snow storm like we haven't seen in years. The fresh snow brought out the skiers in droves.
This is the drive way of the Chalet looking up at the ski hills at 7 am. By 10 am we had cars all the way down here and farther down the road. The ski resorts in the area had record amounts of skiers all during the Christmas week break.
Inside Dana works on the design for the remodel after meeting with the builder who advised us that our original plan was too ambitious.
Uncle Kyle with his ski bunny PJ clad nieces and Sponge Bob nephew.
Above are Carrie and Doug with their snowboards then Kyle, Blake and I on our ski's. Finally, John and I relaxing after a day on the slopes.

We had a great time up north with the family but it is really nice to be home. When you aren't used to a house full of kids it is a bit exhausting even though delightful and so much fun. John is off work today so he will have another day to rest up while I attempt to get unpacked and fluff up the house as well as myself.

Thanks every one for stopping by. As soon as we get settled back in I hope to get around to visiting my blog friends and seeing what every one is up to in 2008. We have a couple of projects here at Greenbrier that need attention and work on the guest house continues along with the Chalet project so it should be a busy year here.

Take care and God bless us all as we start this lovely new year.



  1. Fun, fun, fun!!! Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family. I've got Em today, but will try to call later... love S

  2. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Must be so exciting helping to plan all those remodels. Glad that you're back. Happy New Year! :)

  3. Lived in Grand Rapids for 15 years and know all about that skiing son who is 30 started when he was 5 and he is soooooosooosoo good.

    He is in grad school at WMU

    thank you for being my new friend..

    Happy New Year

  4. Thank you mom and John for all you did this week at the chalet and all the good home cooked meals you prepared! Kyle and I had a great time in our "winter wonderland!" Wonderful friends, family, food, and memories. Love, Carrie

  5. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Just have to comment that John looks a little like Rhett Butler (Clark Gable)


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