Mantrap Lodge

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Location: Park Rapids, MN

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving with friends & family!

Thanks to Ron & Deanna (my favorite brother & sister-in law) for hosting a beautiful dinner. Deanna, you are looking so "hot", great job on your diet!

My "colorful" friend Helen Olson. Best artist in the Valley!

Larry Olson is a great friend and a golfer & tennis player!
Mike, "it's time for your close up".

Great food & lots of it. All my friends are good cooks!

Ben & Tiffany you guys are "too cute".

Georgia & my BFF Liz who makes the best
lemon pie on the planet.

Frank you always look so good and can decorate a
Christmas Tree with the best of them.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends.
We are thanksful that you are a part of our lives.
Mike & Dianne

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jill's Bridal Shower and Bachlorette Parties

Jill opening presents, cute pizza cutter from my mom
At Bonfire, yummy food for dinner!

Getting our nails done
Cute Jill

Meghan, the other host of the day! Her house was amazing!
Cappuccino punch! Yum

All the girls at the nail salon

Really good cheeses, we stuck cute brides in them for decorations
Beautiful table of food--thanks Meghan!
Gift table and pictures of Jill

The banner! Lovely!
Gift bags for all the girls to take home!
I'm so thrilled to be matron of honor at Jill's wedding in January. The shower and bachlorette parties we so great, and I'm thankful to have such great friends!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I miss my family in Minnesota!

Today I'm feeling a bit "home sick".
I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful family.
Jeff & Natalie will be coming to CA in a few weeks and
I'll be going to Minneapolis in December for a visit.
Thank goodness for the internet and being able to visit the family blogs.

Farm tour of our Valley

Harvest of the dates!

Fresh Green Peppers

Lemons straight from the trees!

Our special farm tour group.

Peppers are all hand picked

We are so lucky to have access to fresh fruits & vegetables here in CA.
After our bus tour we all came home with a basket of fresh fruits & vegetables.
I now have an appreciation for how our hard
our farmers work to get food to the table.

Friday, November 13, 2009

A ladies day out at the Palm Springs Museum

Dianne, Cile & Olga
Cile & Olga

"Priceless" = Saralyn

Becky & Linda

Sue, Saralyn & Marilyn

Glass in the PS Museum garden

Saralyn & Sue

Olga, Marilyn Saralynn & Sandy

Thanks goes to Becky for taking all of us to the Palm Springs Museum and giving a great tour of all the beautiful art. She is the perfect guide!
Lunch at Le Vallaruis was wonderful.
Fun day full of friendship and lots of laughs.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Mexican Reveria Cruise with our California friends!

Sand castles on the beach.
Frank & Liz looking "so good".

Being on a cruise Halloween Night was so much fun.

Glass flowers on the ship.

Sky, Dianne , Liz & Frank on Halloween Night.

Marnier of the Sea - our beautiful cruise ship!

Mike & Dianne

Sky & Manny

What a wonderful week we had with our friends on our cruise to the Mexican Reveria. Great food, lots of laughs and fun memories.