Tuesday, June 12, 2007

SPT, and a crazy day

This is one that was taken a few months ago. Since it is Self Portrait Tuesday, I thought I better put a picture in for documentation.

Today's SPT is to look around your home, and showcase the history, and folklore of Americana. We are up at the cabin so this was a little more challenging. Here are a a few pics. Yesterday I headed up to the cabin with Sarah. The boys where all working, and Steve needed to stay home to work, and watch over the boys. So we headed out early yesterday. It was such a beautiful morning. The rain was coming down on our way here..everything felt perfect. I got to the cabin, and opened the garage to pull in. Right when the garage went up I noticed the quads where parked weird. I thought I wonder why Steve parked them so we can barely get in the garage! I walked in, and noticed a few cupboards where open. I had my arms full of bags, luggage etc. I walked into our bedroom, and noticed that our bed had a pillow out of it. It was on top of the comforter, not in the comforter. The whole time I am clueless! So, we walk in the front room, and are opening the blinds. Sarah says "MOM" there is glass all over the chair, and the floor. I walked over to look. The fear started to become a realization. Someone had been here or was in here! I took Sarah outside, and called 911. Th Deputy was here in about 5 mins. I love that about small towns. To make a long day short. We had a quad stolen, and a little damage in the garage from moving the other quads around to get the one the guy wanted. He took the newest,and fastest. Steve was not happy! So I had some fear about staying up here. Now this is a little town that they don't lock there doors. I then started getting a little mad, and thought No way! I am not turning around, and going home. It wasn't a good nights sleep. I had about every light on in this place ohh, and left the TV going. Today is a new, and better day. A day in the life! I need to add that the contractor that built our home came over. We ordered a new window that wont be in for another week! He was so kind to board the window up for me.



Blogger lelly said...

that's such a scary story! i hate the feelings that come after having such an experience. i'm glad you weren't alone.

i lOVE your americana star! very hip-suburban-cottage-eclectic, if you ask me!

June 12, 2007 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Wow, that's a cabin?!

Sorry about the break-in. Some people are such jerks, I don't understand it. How could you go into someone else's home and take something that wasn't yours?!

Way to go staying through the night. The first time I stayed in a hotel by myself I piled all my luggage up against the door and kept all the lights on.

June 12, 2007 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

So sorry to start off your relaxing weekend like that. What a nice cabin. How fun!

June 12, 2007 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger donna said...

What a great spt! I so love your cabin!
I am so sorry about what happen at your cabin. But at least you are safe. Thank so much for the call. I really needed it. See you and Sarah in August!!!!! We are so excited. Ryan, I and the kids will take you both on the Boat and we will do some fun girl shopping :)

June 12, 2007 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

when you were telling me about this I was getting scared for you!!! I hope you got a good nights sleep! SCARY!!!

your cabin is to die for! so adorable. We so need a girls weekend there!

June 12, 2007 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

How scary! I can't imagine- some people are so rude! It makes me mad! I am glad no one was hurt!

June 12, 2007 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger christina said...

whew that was a lot to catch up on!! sarah's room is SO cute! i love the french country light colors in it..how fun! that was a TON of work you did!!!

okay SCARY about the house breakin-that has got to be so frustrating!!! some people GEESH!

i hope your doing better!!

June 12, 2007 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Ok, to be honest.... who wouldn't want to break into that nice of a cabin? It's GORGEOUS! Nice spt, sorry about the scare and the stolen stuff, how awful!

June 12, 2007 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

So sorry to hear that you had a break-in. It's such a violation of privacy - plus it's not theirs! We left our garage open one time overnight - by accident - and had my purse and a laptop stolen out of our car - It wasn't a good day. Hope you're doing well and can feel comfortable again in your place.

Beautiful pictures btw - very peaceful looking.

June 12, 2007 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cabin and the quad! Yikes! But glad to hear that whoever was there was gone when you and Sarah got there!
Way to pull through with a great SPT in spite of it all! :)

June 12, 2007 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

How scary! I'm glad that you weren't there when they broke in, that could've been scary...As if it wasn't scary enough. I'm sorry that you guys are dealing with that.

June 12, 2007 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Lauralee said...

oh I am so glad they were gone.. I was afraid you were going to say Sarah found them... glad it was just broken glass.. SCARY!

That is brave of you to stay the night.. way to go! What a beautiful home! That is neat you get to go there.. glad the window is getting replaced soon..

Bummer about the quad.. what jerks people can be..

Take care!

June 12, 2007 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger careymc said...

Oh, wow - that is gorgeous!!! OK, now I know what SPT stands for!!! I kept meaning to ask my blogging buddies....self portrait Tuesday, huh? How do you find out what the SPT challenges are??

June 12, 2007 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger House of Joy said...

You are a brave woman!!!!

What motivates people to do something like that....

Glad you and your family are safe.

June 12, 2007 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

So sorry about the break in....that is such an awful feeling. I'm glad everyone is ok. Love the cabin and hope you are able to enjoy your time up there. :D

June 12, 2007 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger onehm said...

Oh that is just awful! So sorry to hear about it...glad that you are all okay and things weren't worse!

June 12, 2007 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Amy (Daisy) said...

Oh no!! You have got to be kidding me! The nerve! Just keep thinking ... it could've been worse. ((hugs))

June 12, 2007 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your burglary! That must be such an awful feeling. I hope you can feel safe and reassured again soon!

June 12, 2007 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger A Life of A Teenage Drama Queen said...

I knowm that was stinkin scary! I love being at our cabin though!

June 12, 2007 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Laura Huston said...

Sad about the Quad! That's a huge problem here in Alaska, everyone has cabins and I swear they all get broken into! My friends parents just built a BEAUTIFUL one and they splurged for windows that could not be broken even by hitting them with large rocks. Who knows how much that costs!! Anyways, glad you're safe!!!

June 13, 2007 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Dang....I hate that feeling of invasion. So sorry to hear that. But glad that you didn't let it change your plans. Enjoy your time away!!

June 13, 2007 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Oh, Michelle that is terrible! My in laws had someone break in their Strawberry cabin years back. It ended up being a homeless person searching for a place to stay.

I am glad you guys aren't hurt. Enjoy your time up in Heber :)

p.s I am coming down the 1st week of July until about the 16th. We will have to hook up!

June 13, 2007 at 5:28 AM  
Blogger jeremyandleslie said...

so sorry to hear about your break in. I"m so impressed you stayed there! You are one brave woman! Sorry for the frustrations!!!

June 13, 2007 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

people like that make me so mad!!!! sorry about the cabin.

June 13, 2007 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I am so glad you are safe! What a scary thing. Crazy people.

I love all the pictures on your blog - I can tell how important family is to you from them!

June 13, 2007 at 5:17 PM  

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