About Us

Greetings from The Cottage !

Meet the family


Welcome!  So glad you are here... I'm Cheri and my Mr. is Kirk 
We are living the empty nest life!

We have three (adult) children, 2 son-in-loves, 2 grandchildren, 
2 dogs and 3 chickens.

Cara (aka wild one), and her hubby, Tim 
were married in August 2011 (at our home) and live in Cincinnati, OH with their two beautiful children, Sydney (born 2014) and Harrison (born 2015)

Our Nate is a fifth grade teacher here in Rochester.  He has the decorating gene like his momma and is doing a fabulous job of creating a mid century modern vibe in his home.

Our baby girl, Danae and her hubby, Mike live here in Rochester.  Danae is a 6th grade teacher in Rochester Public Schools.  Mike is an attorney.




All three of our offspring were born during President Reagan's 2nd term as President.
Yep, the kiddos are very close in age.


We've lived in Rochester, Minnesota since 1992.
We moved here from Upstate New York.
Mr. D and I grew up in Northwest Indiana... in a suburb of Chicago.


We call our home "The Cottage"
because, well, we feel like we are living in a cottage.  




A place to get away from the world, to kick back, to have friends over for parties, 




relaxing by the pool, 
or for a quiet escape and a cup of coffee.
It's home.




We have two dogs too...
This is Gabby

She's an XL Yorkshire Terrier


And this is Nike.
We adopted him from Camp Campanion in August, 2011
Our best guess on his breed is a Norwich Terrier.



We have chickens at The Cottage too





I love cooking, baking & trying new recipes.
I don't like grocery shopping or making grocery lists.


I love decorating our cottage
which continually changes as I recreate the rooms --
with different room arrangements, colors and furniture.
and I do not fear change.


I love entertaining and spending time with good friends

I work part-time from home.