Quick Update

10/12/12 7:25 PM


What a weekend we had!

We have so much to tell you about that it’s going to take several posts to get you caught up! We are going to do it a little different than the past weekends. This time, we are going to skip around the events from this weekend. I generally save the best for last, but this time, the best is too exciting to wait for! I will be posting it next so check it out!


In the meantime, a quick update on our progress in opening the doors. Tomorrow, Brett is heading up to King George to meet with the Zoning Director and to finalize the zoning approval package. After that it’s in the hands of zoning. Keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer for us that it goes quickly. March is fast approaching and we are running out of time.

I will be contacting the landscaping and interior designer to prepare for a fast start once we get the approval from Zoning. Our hope is to have them ready to run fast and to get things done so we can get the doors open on March 16th (James Madison’s Birthday) We have gathered all our ideas and did all our research so we know what we want. It just a matter of putting it into action.

~One last note~

Tis the season for Cookies!

Here is a little hint of what is to come from Belle Grove Plantation.

Save your favorite cookie recipes! You will need them in the month of January!!

Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Year of the Virginia Historic Homes | 22 Comments »

22 Comments on “Quick Update”

  1. terry1954 Says:

    I would give my left ear to be there at the opening!!!!!! wishing you both the best of luck in getting all done on time!! I am rooting for both of you

  2. Thank you Terry! If I could bring you, I would!!

  3. terry1954 Says:

    i am just like a kid, i get excited about what you are doing. never take it personally what I say, I don’t want to make u feel awkward. I just love what you are doing!!!

  4. I know, but I would love to have you come and see it for yourself some day!

  5. maureenc Says:

    Wishing yu good luck and speedy resolution with the zoning

  6. Thank you! Got my fingers crossed!

  7. I was wondering what the heck happened to you guys! lol Haven’t seen anything from you for quite a while.

  8. Our first blog had to be shut down during our talks with the owner of Belle Grove. We started back up in May.

  9. Glad you are progressing. Am hoping to get to Virginia in May this year again, and would so love to visit Belle Grove!

  10. Thank you! We would love to see you in person!

  11. Best of luck with the zoning! March will be here before you know it!

  12. Thank you! I know it. I am trying to do what I can now so we don’t stumble at the start. πŸ˜‰

  13. Anne Bonney Says:

    Wishing you the best of luck and congratulations!

  14. Thank you!

  15. Amy Says:

    Best luck with the zoing approval, Michelle! Looks like the landscaping and interior design are ready… A long process you have to go through.

  16. Amy Says:

    Btw, the like click is not working right now… πŸ˜•

  17. marydpierce Says:

    It’s amazing how much work it is to put this endeavor into motion. Well worth it, though. Wishing you success and lots of happiness!

  18. Thank you! You aren’t kidding! It seems like it will never get started.

  19. Rusha Sams Says:

    Even in the midst of this busy season, you’re making progress! Congrats!

  20. Thank you! We are holding our breath now!

  21. Hi Guys!!!!

    Ahhhh! I can’t find the cookie page!!!! O_0 I wanted the details so I can possible enter my cookie recipe!!! πŸ˜€ Says page not found!

  22. Sorry, but we pulled it down and postponed it until a later date. We were getting anyone entering so we figured it would be better as we got closer. Please hold on to our recipe! We will open it again soon!