Friday, August 8, 2014

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

I'm back...and we were away...but I couldn't say it because it was all tied in to a huge surprise for my sister Paula and my brother Jimmy!

Tons of family were coming in and she wanted us to come in, too, but we kept saying that we were way too busy...but...we drove in and surprised her! The surprise was awesome! She had no clue! It was freaking amazing! It's about an 8 hour drive from us to her lake we stayed at an amazing inn about 30 minutes away...and just drove to her house daily. We reconnected with family, ate, drank, and talked! My neck hurt on Tuesday from chatting so sister and I see each other every year but we have not been with my brother all together since my dad died!

I am not normally a person who can pull off surprises...but my sister wanted me to come and I just kept telling her it wasn't possible...but I did it!

Plus we happened to find a gem of an inn...on Lake Erie...and we had the Beach House! I loved the Beach House! I want it for my own! Lol!

Geneva On The Lake is so special to us's Madsen's donuts and Eddie's grill and finding blue glass on the the lake? It's a piece of my childhood!

Big view! The Beach House is right there!

The Beach House again!

The view from our deck...the magnificent Lake Erie! Lol!

More Lake Erie!

Our room...that's me who would take a photo of me sleeping? Lol!

Madsen's Donuts...

Lake Erie beach glass from cassieandpete at etsy!

A bracelet from the beachglassshop at etsy!

I even read tons...while we were gone...I finished The Moon Sisters, The Heiresses, and I read We Are Not Ourselves all the way home yesterday...and cried for half an hour! OMG is this book heartbreakingly good! I hate telling people what they have to read but this's brilliant! I am still thinking about it!

Den is mowing...I am cleaning, doing laundry, unpacking...the girls will not leave my side...they were well taken care of with two times a day was my very first time leaving them for more than one night...but Lucy got her meds...and it was good...I am not ready to leave them for a plane far away trip yet but this was a good step for me.

Happy Friday!


  1. Your trip sounds like so much fun!! That bracelet is so pretty but I wouldn't wear it - you know me and jewelry! lol

  2. I am glad a good time was had by all, including your girls.

  3. Sounds fabulous! Love the look of that beach house and the bracelet. I agree that We Are Not Ourselves is a must-read!

  4. Glad you had a great trip and a surprise for your family! I really want to read We Are Not Ourselves. I like those kind of sprawling family dynamic novels.

  5. All I can say is that this looks like an awesome, magical trip. Awesome! The lodging, the beach...The donuts..
    Ahh... :-)