Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Grandchild!

We are so excited to announce the arrival of Calli Joette.  It's like she knew there were 10 other little ones vying for our attention...she wanted to make a statement...how's 9 lb. 15 oz.!  22 inches long...head circumference 15 inches!  She's a whopper, but she still feels teeny in my arms!  Here's some pix of this precious blessing...
Beautiful dark eyes and dark hair...and chubby cheeks!

Loving on her Mommy!

A beautiful gift from God!

Just how many grandkids do you think we will have??

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Minnesota Resort Season Begins!

      Does this look like fishing weather?
Medicine Lake...May 10th evening...

How about this?
Yep...open water just in time for fishing...May 11th!
We don't have guests this early in our season, but they could have fished!  The temps today were in the 30s and 40s all day...cold and windy, but what a difference a day makes!  Last night I was out walking the shoreline taking pictures of the ice blowing into shore...the noise was unbelievable...then between the ice crunching I could hear the loons who had just arrived on the lake!

We are finishing up all the spring work and preparing for our first guests next weekend!  We've had electricians, plumbers, carpenters, deliveries, garbage pickup, cabin cleaners...the resort has been a busy place!  
Today I worked all day in the lodge, unpacking new sweatshirts, jackets, t-shirts, mugs...all those new things ordered when it was still winter!  We've been at this wonderful job for 25 years and every spring arrives so fast that we worry we won't get everything done...and we always do!  Here's a sampling of the lodge and new purchases...for those anxious guests who might need to "reserve" their sweatshirt before they arrive for their vacation!  Just let me know and I'll hold it for you!  Or I will send it out if you would like it sooner!
Hot pink ribbed jacket with flannel lining...

Apple green pile vest..
Logo embroidered on vest.

Yellow windbreaker, also in....
I re-ordered these 1/4 zip pullovers...great seller last year!
Also in light pink and...
Periwinkle hooded sweatshirt...
embroidered design...
in watermelon and...
kelly green.
4 new t-shirt colors...
celebrating the resort's 80th year!
The display just waiting for guests to arrive!
Awesome tin pictures commemorating the "olden" days...
2 more pictures...and
 another one!

That's a sampling of some of the new gift items in the lodge this summer!  
The spring work is almost finished...
and the candy counter is stocked and just waiting for all those special "little" guests!

We look forward to a wonderful summer and can't wait for warm weather, the pool, beach, french fries, milkshakes and all our grandchildren to come visit!

Do you need a vacation?  
Let us know!  We'd love to spend a week with your family!