Rejuvenated and Refreshed

"Weeee're Baaack". After hitting some garage sales Saturday morning and helping my sister and her boyfriend move into their new apartment we made it out to the cabin by about 2pm, not bad! As the first family members out there for the season (we completely close the cottage up for the Winter each Fall) we knew full well the burdens that come with that territory: turning the water on, sweeping cobbwebbs, and putting in the pier and boats if you are feeling REALLY adventurous.

Pulling up to the gates we should have known exactly how it was all going to lay out. It appeared that our entire entry way had just recently been torn up and dug out, and as the neighbors later informed us, it turns out that the city had dug it all up as well as using it as a dumping ground for dirt being torn up and dug out at other cabins.

After fully unpacking and getting settled Sean turned the water on for us and then went to go light the pilot lights on the gas stove. Hmmm, turns out we had no gas. 5 hours later, 2 calls to the gas company and 1 dramatically begged for service call later we finally had gas! (turns out they had to shut it off for all that digging and somehow forgot to turn ours back on...)

Our last and perhaps most frustrating obstacle was our lack of hot water. After all the commotion we had already faced we decided to just give in and enjoy the weekend, cold water and all (at least we had the gas to boil it with!!!) instead of trying to fix or figure that one out.

But all these minor hurdles aside we had a fantastic weekend introducing Wren to the cabin and lake for the first time. Of course we needed some fabulous new headgear to celebrate the occasion so I decided to sport a new hat while Wren went with a vintage-looking flapper headband from Urban Outfitters:

And while the yard sales were all a bust I did score some awesome riff-raff off our beach!!! My biggest and best finds were these amazing drift wood trees (root stump and all) that are beautifully sun bleached and weather worn. I think they look like art and want to either put them along a wall or lean them up in our living room. Sean would not agree to strapping these on our SUV to get them home so they will have to wait there until next weekend when Sean can bring his truck.

Mung Kee enjoying some early morning sun. He seriously just sits and enjoys the birds ALL day. Rosy on the other hand is off barking and harrassing various animals, birds or hikers.

Our "guest".

Nothing is more peaceful than the lake at 6 am. Before the boats start to chop the water and the waves are barely even discernable.