Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Weekend at the Elizabeth Lodge


Last weekend, we spent a few days in this gorgeous lodge with some friends from our church family. This beautiful 8 bedroom facility was generously built by one of the members of our church in remembrance of their daughter, and used for different events like small group retreats, meetings, and other ministry centered purposes. It is the most beautiful home I have ever seen, located on a hill with peaceful and serene landscaping. This house has everything that's perfect for a weekend getaway. You can enjoy a nice campfire, toast s'mores, relax in a jacuzzi, watch movies in a custom built movie room, enjoy nature, etc. It's gives you an opportunity to have a time of quiet reflection and renewal away from the busy daily chaos of life.





Interior of the home



View of the porch and backyard- Equipped with a built- in barbecue grill and other manly things.



The basement is also incredible! It has a pingpong table, air-hockey and fooze-ball table. It has an old arcade machine. The movie room is also in the basement, but I wasn't able to get a picture because the guys were hogging it most of the day ... and afternoon... and evening.



I also had an opportunity to take some new born photography pictures of baby Amelia! (8 days old). I tell ya, blogging has really inspired me to learn more about photography. I'm still not very good at it, but learning!


I got this coat from Modcloth awhile ago, and didn't really know how to wear it. I just knew that I really liked it :) Plus, they were having this crazy coat sale. It has this really unique, modern vintage-revolutionary war attire- feminine look to it. The tweed pattern is also really interesting. Any other ideas on how to style it?

Favorite Tory Burch boots


We were also able to celebrate one of our dear friends' (Rachel) birthday! We ended our weekend retreat with a delicious chicken fajita and korean barbecue dinner. The Elizabeth lodge was where we initially met our friends at a couple's retreat 2 years ago, when we first moved to Minnesota. Aaron and I were both new to the area at that time and didn't know anyone. 2 years later, we have all kept in touch and grown together in our lives and experiences.  It is truly a place that I am so grateful for, not only because of the history and background of this place, but also for the incredible friendships that it has brought together. I always look forward to coming here.

Hope you had a great, relaxing weekend as well!

Keep in touch :)

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45 comments:

  1. Newborns and babies are the perfect subjects for photos aren't they? I don't think they can make a bad photo! :) That lodge looks so relaxing. I need to go on vacation soon! Love your coat! <3

    toni

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  2. The lodge looks so welcoming! I think you styled the coat pretty well...as the weather gets a little warmer, you can totally wear the same outfit but with flats. :)

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  3. Your life is so cute! These photos belong in a magazine.

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  4. Looks like such a lovely weekend! It's beautiful! And your Tory Burch boots are pure perfection!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  5. That lodge and the view is gorgeous, and the story behind it as well. I wish my church or anyone we know had a place like this we can go up on a weekend and spend time with friends. The boys hogging the entertainment room is universal!

    Allison
    Reaches the Sky

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  6. What a gorgeous lodge! That's so special that it's a place people can reconnect with God and each other. :-)

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  7. That looks amazing!!! Oh how i could use a little vacation. Don't forget to link up today: show me your favorite spring trend. I'm also hosting a giveaways for a $300 gift card to Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic. Stop by and enter.

    Agi:)

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  8. looks like a gorgeous place to be! I would love to visit!
    I'm also loving your TB boots! They look amazing
    xo,
    nancy

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  9. Hello, my dear. I really like your blog and style. Would u like to follow each other?
    kisses,
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    1. thanks dear. following already, hope you`ll follow back
      kisses

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  10. Looks like a nice place and the pictures came out great, like your a pro. Your pictures are good. Only if i can encourage my husband more to learn other buttons in our camera aside from the automatic, lol.... What camera do you use?

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  11. Gorgeous photos! It looks like such a beautiful place.
    I love your coat too. I think it'd look super cute with a neutral dress and black tights

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  12. That lodge looked gorgeous and i hope your weekend was enjoyable!
    thank you for stopping by my blog!
    xoxo
    Birdy
    www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  13. Holy moly, this place is a dream and so is your outfit!!! Pure magazine perfection, in my opinion! ;)

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  14. This lodge looks awesome! I bet this is something my husband would LOVE to do. You look absolutely adorable in your outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. This outfit is so fun - I adore your coat! Gorgeous.

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  16. What a great weekend! Lovely outfit and those boots are so cute!

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  17. the lodge is just so warm and cosy! would love to visit! love your boots girl..thanks a lot for dropping in earlier : )

    xoxo

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  18. Wow how cute is that baby!
    The lodge looks nice and cosy!!

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  19. What a lovely lodge. And your pics are so clear....love them:)
    Belated happy bday to your friend Rachel.:)

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  20. Following right back babe, and can't wait for your next post!

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  21. OMG you have a supercute blog! :) I love it and will be coming back often.

    This adventure of yours looks really fun!

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  22. It's very beautiful and I love your style. It makes me feel very comfortable. It's so happy to find your blog. Expecting your next post!!!

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  23. I love shooting new borns too! Something about their innocence is so captivating. I love the photos, glad you had a good stay. I love your coat as well, you look so gorgeous and serene. I added you to bloglovin, have you got fb as well?

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  24. Oh my goodness, I thought you were a professional photographer just from looking at all of the photos! You definitely have an eye for it. I also love the coat that you picked out. I am a sucker for contrasts and cute buttons myself. You did a fantastic job styling it!

    Michelle
    www.michelleesque.com

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  25. Hi Christy! What a fun getaway! That home is gorgeous and to be surrounded by friends in such a beautiful setting is such a gift. Those newborn shots look great! Love the boots and that pretty tweed pattern.

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  26. The place looks so cosy, you must've had a great time!
    I really like your blog - definitely will be coming back :) xx

    Lifestyle blog by Ang

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  27. Great blog!!! love your outfit, the boots are gorgeous!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!!

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  28. OMG. I love your jacket. It is gorgeous. This place looks amazing. I hope you had an amazing time. :)

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  29. Adorable look. The jacket is fabulous <3

    xx

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  30. you are so beautiful <3
    anyway, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog
    wanna follow each other? just let me know :)

    xx,
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  31. That lodge is gorgeous! Looks so cozy and inviting. Also, those newborn photos you took are stunning - what great shots! :)

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  32. I love your profile pic. Your daughter is so beautiful. Thank you for stopping by my blog and voting for me. I appreciate your support. Have a great weekend!

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  33. thanks 4 your comment. Really beautiful photos.
    I am following already, hope you`ll follow back
    kisses,
    http://keepitstylishandsexy.blogspot.com

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  34. What a beautiful place, and made even more beautiful after knowing it's sentiment. It looks like you all had tons of fun! I love your baby photos, the bottom left photo is my favorite. That baby is seriously squeezable!

    You look great as always, classy lady! :)

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  35. Beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

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  36. Those pics of the lodge are awesome! I've never stayed at one before. And I love your boots too! =)

    xxoo,
    Melanie
    www.aetherlily.net

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  37. Hi Christy,

    Gorgeous pictures! That jacket is amazing. Maybe put it together with leggings?? :)

    I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and let you know that I couldn't reply to your sweet comment because you popped up as a no reply comment blogger. If you don't know how to fix it, let me know and I'll help you!

    Have a good day!
    Kristin

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  38. Your blog and style are wonderful!
    I'm a new follower :)

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  39. I absolutely adore that coat! And the lodge looks so cozy, looks like you had a great time.

    Just found you through the hop at Chantilly Songs, following :)

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  40. Love the Modcloth jacket! It's adorable and I'd totally buy it too :)

    Alexia
    styleinmiddle.blogspot.com

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  41. What a nice getaway!! Love your boots!

    xo,
    Connie
    http://www.connnietang.com

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