Monday, August 17, 2015

Girls weekend in Nisswa, Minnesota.

A few weekends ago, my sister-in-law invited me and two other girls (her friend and my other sister-in-law), to Nisswa, Minnesota, for a "girls weekend" (they also called it "mom's weekend", but I was the only one in the group who wasn't a mom). We stayed in a cabin at the beautiful Grand View Lodge.

Here are some pictures I took with my neglected camera. ;-)

First, some cabin decor.





Right outside our cabin.


More cabin decor.



Main lobby.




We saw quite a few weddings taking place down the stairs, with the view to the main cabin/lobby. Imagine the bride and groom walking down the "aisle" and the guests seated on the lawn area. So beautiful!






More cabins. I felt like I was at camp! ;-)


The next two pictures are c/o my sister-in-law. The lodge had a ton of [free] activities for the guests. We rode a banana boat and paddle boarded! It was so, so fun. Some older (think 60's) ladies rode the banana boat with us. It was hilarious. One lady mentioned we were them 40 years ago. ;-) Another lady pushed her friend off the banana boat!


And last, a picture of us four girls. 


Thank you for looking through the pictures! If you ever visit Minnesota, make sure to visit Nisswa. It is a gorgeous little town with a lot of cute shops and delicious scones (ask about these). Hopefully I am able to go back and stay at the lodge with Greg!

Love,
Gabby

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ice-cream selfies and friendship.

Almost two weeks ago, my friend Ana and I decided to get together for a little catch up. I met her at her house and then walked over to an ice-cream shop. It was so good!




Ana, thank you for pointing me to Christ and for being my blogging-turned-real-life-friend! :-D

Love,
Gabby



Monday, August 3, 2015

Backyard party at our new casa.

Hello everyone!

I feel it has been a long time since I last blogged. I want to blame it on how busy life has been, but I won't. I have a lot to share, I don't even know where to start! But I guess I'll start from the beginning. :-)

A few weeks ago, Greg and I invited our family (and friends) to our new home! We had been wanting to have a get-together since we bought it. What better time to have one than when my Mom and brother came to visit us?

My Mom and sister, Diana, made delicious hamburgers. Delicious, I am telling you.



Greg was in charge of setting up the games...and table, and chairs. 






The three girls. We were so glad to have my Mom visit us!


My other sister (Greg's sister), L, and her little one, C.


We also invited Keith's parents (who've been so good to us) and Diana and Keith's Aunt and Uncle (who are like an Aunt/Uncle to us).


Mr. P (Keith's Dad) and Greg preparing our [very small] grill.


Sister-in-law, Sister-in-law, Aunt (Greg's), Mom, Father-in-law, and niece greeting her Grandpy.


Diana and M (nephew) playing horseshoe.


Bouquet of flowers made by Keith's Aunt D. 


B and A playing.


We love our Mom's. :-)


The girls modeling. ;-)


B.


Climbing a tree (thanks to Uncle Greggy).


Mom watching the game, little nephew getting into all the coolers, and the teenagers in my kitchen. ;-)


Playing volleyball. This game was a hit that evening! They (and a few other teenagers who later joined) played for hours. Everyone loved it, and I definitely loved seeing our backyard full.


Sword fighting with sticks. ;-)



And as with all good backyard parties, we ended the evening with a backyard bonfire and smores. 
And tons of mosquitoes.


Thank you for looking through the pictures! Family love was definitely overflowing that day. :-) 

Mi casa es su casa (my house is your house), so if you ever stop by Minnesota, please feel free to come visit!

What are you up to this summer?
I pray that you have a great week!

More to come!

Love,
Gabby