PHOTO UPDATE-The bride and groom have finally let all of their family know about the wedding so this is a shot of the happy couple. We wish them the best of luck in their lives together!
On Sunday, we had our first couple get married here at Cozy Cove Cabins. They really wanted to marry down by the lake but the weather reports were all saying “”big thunderstorms on Sunday””. I think everyone-s prayers were answered. It was just a little overcast but no rain…then the sun even came out the rest of the afternoon.
It was a lovely small simple ceremony performed by someone in town. Steve and I stood up with them as their witnesses; best man and matron of honor. I was honored that they asked us to do this with them.
Although the bride brought her wedding dress, she chose to dress simpler in a white cotton dress but she did wear her veil plus the necklace and earings her Mom bought for her. While Steve was down by the lake with the groom…keeping him distracted, I helped the bride set her veil and apply those last personal touches. I cut one of my white lilies for her and tied it with a blue scarf (her borrowed and blue). The groom wore a blue shirt and trousers.
Our other guests came also and we all toasted to their happiness after. The groom was funny…before the ceremony, he said “”no I-m not nervous at all”” but after, as he was trying to pop the champagne, he said “”I am still shaking””. So, isn-t that just like a guy to be so calm…but really not be 😉
This was an elopement so we cannot show any photos yet but I will get one up after they get a chance to get home and tell everyone. Best wished to the newlyweds!
Crayfish or crawdad, or what I like to refer to our “”Lake lobster”” are actually closely related to the lobster. They are found in “”bodies of fresh water that do that do not freeze to the bottom and are mostly found where there is fresh water running through it. They cannot tolerate polluted water”” which is good to know that Big Wood lake is clean and not polluted as there are many of these little guys in the lake.
One family who stayed with us a couple weeks ago had a great time catching the “”lake lobster””, especially at night. Seems they are attracted to light and would come to them when the used a flashlight or a glow stick in the water. So one night, they steamed them and had them as appetizers for dinner. I never had them but they said they tasted just like lobster, but more tender and of course, not as much meat as a real one.
We had our first “”ANNUAL”” POTLUCK PICNIC yesterday with our guests ❗
Last week, we decided to try to have a potluck picnic with our guests. We planned it for July 1st …a kind of pre-4th of July picnic. We sent out invitations to those guests registered and everyone participated.
What a variety of foods too…hot dogs, chicken tenders, meatballs, cole slaw, baked beans, pasta salad, “”stuffies”” from Rhode Island, grilled veggies, an amazing garlic dip and beer bread, plus about 4 or 5 pies and of course, the all time campfire favorite, smores!
It was pretty chilly last evening but everyone put on the coats and sat by the campfire. Even after the sun went down, those who could lasted, enjoyed a few fireworks.
Good time and perhaps we will plan this again…at least for next year 😉
YEAH ❗ We finished another deck 😀
Slowly but surely we are getting the work done.
We finished the deck a few weeks ago but then we wanted something different for the railings instead of just sticks. After much thought, we came up with this design. Of course, it was not real easy to do the cutouts; it is rare that Tami finds the easy road to take 😆 But we are happy with the end result.
Indio was named based on some great pictures we have of Bali and Nepal, so we wanted the railings to reflect that a bit. Plus it holds us true to 0ur word that “”each cabin is different both in size and style ❗
We, Steve and Tami, want to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year in 2007 ❗
It looks like 2007 is going to start out snowy and cold. ..at least that is what is being reported.
It snowed most of yesterday and this am…about 2-4 inches here in town but hopefully, more in the mountains and north. A few guest trailered out up into Bald Mountain and said there was a little more snow there and at least they were able to ride today! Although, I think they are just enjoying being here for New Years, good riding or not!
Weather reports…it is hard to believe them because it snowed today with accumulation and yet reports say we should not have any accumulation so I guess we all just need to wait and see what mother nature brings us.
The lake seems to continue to freeze. Steve went out about 200 yards off our shore and said it was just under 2 inches thick. I do not know if this is “”safe”” to go out on yet, so if you do go out, please use extreme caution.
Again, Have a great New Year Holiday ❗