|My two boys, Aaron & Keith and their families are on the left,|
my two girls Brittany(my caterer!) and my youngest Danielle on the right.
New family picture on the books for Christmas 2017!
|Albert & Nellie Gedard 1939 when they bought the property|
|Oldest daughter Helen in the 40's|
|My mother Martha & her brother Albert 1950ish|
I bought their home in 2009 some 20 plus years after they passed away. After many months of complete renovation Nellie's Cottage became a reality.
|After 20 years of neglect, this is where I began spring of 2009|
|Renovation complete December 2009|
|As the cottage looks today...we are constantly evolving:)|
Visitors never left without a plant, homemade jam or fresh vegetables.
We have come full circle in many ways...as a little girl my mother would sit in their strawberry patch picking and eating strawberries off the vine...my granddaughter Annabelle does the same thing with our strawberry "pot patch!"
We carry on Nellie & Albert's hospitality with our retreats. I am blessed to meet wonderful creative women who love their families. Is there a better business? As I said in the beginning...I am a lucky girl!