When Handsome Hubby was home on his two weeks of R&R, we took a little vacation down to southern Virginia to our friends family farm. We had a fabulous time! Mamie and Pop Pop were the best hosts! One of the best things about going there was that Handsome Hubby and I had a place all to ourselves. The kids stayed in the house with the rest of the family and Handsome Hubby and I stayed in the chalet.
Mamie and Pop Pop
Mamie and Pop Pop took an old corn-crib and completely re-did it making it into the perfect vacation chalet. It had a large living room with tons of windows to enjoy the mountain views, a bedroom, full kitchen and full bathroom. Absolutely everything that one could need or want.
You wouldn’t guess that it used to be a corn crib!
We had such a great time there and appreciated so much everything that they had done for us. Mamie did not let me lift a finger while I was there. She (and the rest of the family) made all the meals and did all the clean-up. They just really wanted our family to have a time and place that we could relax and reconnect.
I really wanted to let them know how much we appreciated everything, so I came up with a little “thank you” gift for them. I made this custom embroidered pillow for them with a picture of the chalet on the front.
I sketched a picture of the chalet, scanned it into my computer, then ran it through my embroidery program and had it converted into an embroidery, which I then embroidered on to a linen fabric. I then made that into a pillow. I absolutely love how it turned out and by the “Thank you” card I got from Mamie and Pop Pop, so did they!!
Thanks again for a wonderful time!!!
In other exciting news, Handsome Hubby has informed me that in less than 20 days he will be headed back home!!!! That means that by the end of this month, he will be home for good!!!! I’m sooooooo excited! We have been waiting for this day for a long time! I still have quite a few deployment projects that I want to finish up, but at this point in time, if I don’t finish them, I don’t even care!! I’m just so ready to have him home!