Monday, September 9, 2013

on the island of happy days



my goodness! it feels like i've been gone forever and it's really just been a long weekend.
late thursday night i took the scenic route to wisconsin. my journey began at santa barbara
airport, then stopping in san francisco for two hours, then houston for three, finally landing in minneapolis, minnesota. friday morning. my girl, hannah rose, flew in from new york city, arriving only minutes before me. 
gathering our rental car, and directions, we began making our way to wisconsin, and stout's island,
a three hour drive and then a short ferry to an island only accessible by boat...

but really an entire world away. it was heaven. oh my gosh wisconsin (and minnesota) you took my breath away, how beautiful are these states. i have so much to show. mornings began as in the above photo
(bliss) but there was also canoeing, lake swimming, nature walks, fishing...and...

a wedding (sigh) my eldest girl and her love. be back soon with more to share!

34 comments:

  1. Happy days indeed! Can't wait to hear and see more.

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  2. I second Kim's message ~ can't wait
    (& congratulations!)

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  3. That sounds like a whirl wind trip. Do I see an alpaca bag? I can't wait to see more. It has felt like you've been away for a while.

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  4. Dear Lori...I've been meaning to email you back and September blew in with a gusty bellow and here I am finally! And a wedding!!! How very exciting and wonderful. I look forward to more photos and all the lovely details you may share here. And I love that there was enough time for some knitting...isn't there always? Lots of love,
    xo Jules

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  5. can't wait to see more, I'm betting it'll be a feast for the eyes, and a few teary ones also.

    xo mim

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  6. And of course the knitting...it is amazing to think about how much life is invested in our knitting when it travels with us. Yours has seen some beautiful days I think.

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  7. wow. i didn't realize the wedding you were going to was your daughter's. <3 can't wait to see more pictures.

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  8. Oh Lori I am so glad you're back and safe, thought there had been a fire again!
    Your weekend seems to have been beautiful! Cannot wait for more pictures!

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  9. Dearest Lori,

    I am overjoyed for you and can only imagine the deepseated love and gratitude you must be feeling!

    Hugs from France

    Stephanie

    ps I am intrigued by your knitting...

    pps I am gifting a summery hare on my blog if you are interested....

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  10. How utterly lovely. Congrats Lori! Can't wait to see all the beautiful shots...

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  12. what a perfect setting for a wedding.....and family gathering....and playing....and knitting....!!!!!!!!

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  13. What a lovely trip you had - it must be wonderful to see your daughter getting married in such a beautiful place! I am looking forward to seeing more beautiful photos.

    ...and I do believe that I have knitted a very similar shawl :-)

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  14. So lovely - looking forward to seeing it all xxx

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  15. Oh my goodness! What photos and I cannot believe there are more :)

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  16. Can't wait to see the wedding pictures. How romantic getting married on an island only accessible by boat!!

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  17. Lori, what a hippitty hoppitty route your flights took from California to Wisconsin! I can well imagine what joy it was to meet up with Hannah Rose and have that that little boat take to you the beautiful island for a beautiful occasion.

    As always, I also like the peek at you knitting!

    And...of course, I also look forward to seeing more of that wedding celebration.

    xo

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  18. how beautiful ♥
    looking forward to seeing/hearing more about the lovely celebration of love xo

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  19. Goodness, all those flights makes it sound like you flew internationally. :) Looks like you had a wonderful time! Congrats to your eldest girl! Best wishes to all, Tammy

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  20. Lori. I'm so jealous. What a wonderful trip you had.
    Rosezeeta.

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  21. so beautiful... congratulations on your daughter's wedding.

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  22. beautiful! such a handsome couple. and i love hannah's ink. she's a piece of art. you are too my love! your art is your life and love that you bring everywhere you go. xoxo

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  23. Oh lovely! The photos just ooze happiness and relaxation! Happy wedding!
    And your knitting looks intriguing. You're matching the boat's decor!

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  24. Congratulations to your daughter and son in law Lori! Such a happy event :-) You must have been so proud!

    Beautiful photo of the two of you in the boat!

    Happy knitting!

    Madelief x

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  25. This post and these photos made me happy! Best wishes to your oldest daughter and newest son. ♥

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  26. Oh how wonderful!
    Love that photo of the happy couple

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  27. Oh beautiful!!! Congratulations Lori to you and your gorgeous daughter there - I didn't know it was your big girl getting married! And that setting looks absolutely idyllic. Can't wait to hear and see more...Mel xxx

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  28. Wow...so much traveling. For wonderful moments. Worth every mile. :)

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  29. Sigh indeed Lori. Look forward to hearing and see more from the special time. XO

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  30. It looks amazing Lori- so romantic and pretty. Congratulations to your daughter (and you) what a beautiful setting- what beautiful moments.
    xo

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  31. Lori, Can't wait to see what you have brought back. Congrats to all. xoxo

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  32. Congratulations- what a wonderful family wedding setting and what a great trip for you. Those grandkids are the best!

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xoxo lori