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Welcome!! Grab a cup of coffee and visit with us! We hope you enjoy our story! (((HUGS)))

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Livin' Lodge ;o) or A boy a day keeps the Dr away!

This handsome young man is "large" and in charge! :o)
Moses (12) remembered coming here last year. He remembered that he liked it. Just as it was. No beds set up, no where to eat permanently. (we moved the table each time the builders worked) He was just happy to come with us.

What he didn't know was that the building was complete now. And all the piles of bunk bed pieces and shelving, were going to be put away!
He was amazed! But also incredibly bored watching us do it! LOL!
HE wanted to help!

These little riders were never on dirt. Only our deck at home and cement pad here. So we brought 2 into the lodge since there is space to ride them. Julius (10) can peddle now!! He loves it!

                             He is so proud of himself. It helps him burn off his excess energy.

Moses sleeps in his trundle bed tucked under a bunk. He does not want a trundle bed! He wants a TOP bunk bed!!
He spends a lot of time trying to "claim" a top bunk and show us he is big enough.

                                   Here he's snuck into sister Kitty's top bunk. He's busted! ;o)

                                             Nope, that's not another Hello Kitty! LOL!

Once on top the the 4 bunk beds intersect. Moses can't decide which he wants. This one is Julius'.

                                                 Now he's on Samson's. top bunk.

                   The rocking chair is Dad's chair. Until he gets out of it! Then its fair game! :o)

Pauly (9) is happy that the dining table, refrigerator and his bed are in the same room! Those things make him happy!

                                           Ooops! Noah (14) has Dad's chair now! ;o)

He's not sure if stealing dad's chair is o.k. with Kitty who is taking the pictures. Silly boy.

We have a big box of "camping clothes" up here. Noah loved this red shirt, even tho its a bit snug on him, but who could tell him no. This is camping!

Silly Jacob (12) loves this My Little Pony toy from the 90s! We always sent "old" toys that weren't nice enough to donate, up north. These boys love toys to death. At home toys become trash. So these are the last of the "old" toys ever sent up.

Mosie still in Samson's bed. The beds are decorated from home, where we used them before our son in love Dan made us (2) triple bunks for home.
The teens want to re-decorate/paint the old bunks up here.

                                          An old footstool from home now holds toys.

Samson turns 22 this summer. Where does the time go. He misses his home routine so he's a bit bored here this week. We need to get a schedule going for him. At home he likes to use his alone time cleaning up, vacuuming, folding clothes- helping wherever help is needed. He loves to help. Often I think "Wow! The teens cleaned this up nice!" Nope it was Samson!

Samson's picture above starts Kitty's favorite picture sequence, first 1 boy (Samson)

                                                                       Then Two boys

                                                                                 Then Three boys

                                                                            Four boys

                                                                              Five boys

                                                                  and lastly SIX boys!! LOL!

Plus one beautiful girl! Miss Mercy (9). She cried the last hour we drove up here. It's a 2 hour drive. That's my limit :o) And then she cried when we put her to bed the first night.

We held our breath because last year she hated the trailer. And she hated it here period.

I think you can tell by her first picture above................SHE LOVES IT here!!! ;o)
She's wearing one of Gabriel's old tshirts from the 9os. Gabriel loved Winnie the Pooh. He called Eeyore- "donkey now". Because in the Pooh song they sing "A donkey named Eeyore" but Gabe sang "A donkey now"!! LOL!

A lazy susan I painted for the table. There are 2 tables, the eating table and the multipurpose table.

                                          Ta-Da! My bunk set up! These are the 4 bunks.

Tom's bed in front of the teens 4 bunks.
SP's bed is to the far left by the couch. Mercy has an extra large hideaway crib on wheels. Pauly has a hideaway smaller crib on wheels, Moses has the trundle bed. I sleep in the large trailer (with the dogs) since I get up early to get breakfast ready, the lunch soup going etc. That way I don't wake anyone up.
I can also sew/repair things later in the night without bothering the sleepers.

The couch by the front windows. I'm recovering it tomorrow. These are just sheets on it. SPs bed is along this wall on the other side. Moses is looking out the french doors.

My beautiful french doors I waited 17 years for!! They have blinds in the glass. Vandals destroyed the sliding glass door we had before.

My sweet photographer (Kitty) eating clover. I should never tell them what is edible!

Thanks for stopping by! (((HUGS))) and prayers! God Bless


  1. wow, lots of kids....lots of fun. thnx for update.

    1. Bless you for visiting Jody Lynn. We are in the MN north woods. I see you are no stranger to beautiful landscapes! (((HUGS)))

  2. I remember you fixing up your special place last year! How wonderful and beautiful it is now! I am sorry you don't have your dear sister MA with you there this year, it makes me sad to think of her not being there to enjoy it with you but I am glad she's in a much glorious place. : ) I'm so happy you got french doors. The walls even look beautiful there. How long will you be there?

  3. Thank You Hadassah!! :o) Yes it is a gift from God. Lots of things gathered over the years, used lovingly, now in a beautiful place! I see Mary Anne every where here, I hear her. :o) I am happy for where she is. Can you imagine her JOY!! The last will be first! Glory be to God! She is receiving Him in ways we hope for! (((HUGS)))

  4. Yep, clover probably is edible.

    Now we know who is responsible for everything being clean and tidy at camp!

    And what a great way to use that chest for the toys and the boys.

    Like Kitty - that sequence is great!

    1. Thank You! Adelaide! (((HUGS))) Yes Kitty is one of my 4 teens who help me with eeeverything! They are a blessing! They were 7.8,9,10 when the first 2 boys came home!

  5. We have triple bunk beds permanently built into our children's bed rooms for them. Love them as it saves space. It really looks wonderful this year! Blessings!

    1. Thank You Susan! (((HUG))) Yes our triple bunks at home are a blessing!


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