I've always believed that a mother deserves the party on her child's birthday. This year I got exactly what I wanted. Per my daughters request, I booked one of Opossum Creek's small cabins to have her overnight party. It was the perfect size for myself and five girls. I didn't have to clean my house and this simple and quaint cabin was warm and well equipped for all of our needs.
The girls giggled on the porch hot tubbing and I sipped on a glass of red wine while making gourmet pizzas in the kitchen. (The stainless steel cookware was a much appreciated bonus). After dinner we sat on the floor in front of the gas fireplace and played charades. In that peaceful place in the woods I laughed with the pre-teens without worrying about annoying anyone but the squirrels nesting in the surrounding trees. I called it quits to go read in my bedroom, they pulled out the sleeper sofa and a mattress from their bedroom so they could pile up in the living room. Then they proceeded to do what girls do best...giggle, tumble on the mattress, and text. We weren't far from civilization but you could never tell in that little nook of the woods; (although we did like the wifi).
This place was magical. Exactly what we needed to enjoy each other and leave the stress of daily chores behind. I really loved the custom-made wood shelves and tables. They added to the woodsy but very clean feel and made very efficient use of every space.
In the morning, after pancakes and more hot-tubbing, I read a couple of entries from the guest book; stories of proposals, anniversary dates, and a lot of adventures in the New River Gorge. I set the book down and the girls said, "No, read more." Then we added our own entry and headed home, another day/year older, and very satisfied.
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December 21, 2012
Sounds like the you had the perfect girls club. Hope you make a family tradition of staying with us on your Birthdays.
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