"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:21

Friday, April 16, 2010

E4 Mini Reunion

These are some of my college besties.....
This past weekend, I was able to get away for 3 days with 3 of my college roommates. We had 2 other roommates in our apartment, but they couldn't make it. We sure missed them!

My twin sister's mother-in-law has a little guest house on her property. It's actually called a Stabbur. This is where we stayed all weekend.
A Stabbur is a traditional Norwegian building that was typically used to store food.

Obviously, they did not build it to store food :) They built it as a little guest house to have groups come and stay, and enjoy a little authentic Norwegian decor and coziness.
And boy, did we. This place is amazing. Beautifully decorated and every woman's dream house!
We laughed, cried, reminisced,and made new memories here last weekend. It truly was a special time that I will remember and cherish forever. I thank God for bringing us together so many years ago at Dordt College in Iowa. And I love the fact that we can pick right up where we left off, even if it's been years since we've seen eachother.
Here's some photos from our wonderful weekend together.

This is what a Stabbur looks like - isn't it beautiful?!
We made hairbows for over 5 hours one night. It was so fun! These are some of the ones I made - I was so impressed with myself. I am normally not a crafty person AT ALL!

This is Tina. She was my roommate for 1 year at Dordt. She's flippin hilarious, and is always good for a laugh. She had me rolling on the floor all weekend. I love her spirit, and her humor. She is also an amazing mother to 3 beautiful kids. She lives in Michigan also - which is so nice for quick get-togethers! I have so many great memories with her! Love her lots!
This is Rachel. She was my roommate for 2 years at Dordt. We both stood up in eachother's weddings. She has 4 children and is a stay at home mom. She is also an amazing mother. I love this girl, and her sweet disposition. She'd do anything for anybody. We have awesome memories together that I will cherish forever. Love her lots!
This is Chris. She was my roommate for 1 year at Dordt. We share something in common - we are both twins! I am identical though, and she is fraternal, but we're still twins! Her twin was my roommate also, but Jen couldn't make it. Chris also lives in Michigan, so I see her more often, which is wonderful!! Chris is a PE teacher and has 2 gorgeous daughters. She is someone I can go to no matter what, and is always a strong prayer warrior for me. I am so thankful for her friendship and our history! Love her tons!
Here's some of the Norwegian decor in the house....

There are 5 beds in the house, all built-in. They all have their own little lights for late-night reading, and they are unbelievably comfortable! It was wonderful!
I will cherish this weekend forever! And I'm so thankful for my amazing husband who was home with our kids while I was away. I am so blessed!


Kasey Hunt said...

How cool to have a girls weekend! The bows turned out awesome. And that little guest house has such charm! What a great connection to have.

gianna said...

looks AWESOME! Gotta love husbands who support get-aways!

gianna said...

looks AWESOME! Gotta love husbands who support get-aways!

Irritable Mother said...

Blessed, indeed!
And I'm trying not to be jealous. *sigh*
Really, I think it is fantastic that you have kept up good relationships, and that you're able to get away and enjoy one another.
And I'm thinkin' sometime when I'm headed up your way, we have GOT to set up a meeting. (Do you ever make it to my area?)

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh how fun. I sure wish that I had annual get togethers with friends. That is something to cherish. You all are beautiful.

Amanda said...

What a fun time!!

The Bonjour Family! said...

how fun! definitely a must when you're a mommy to be able to get away. and I love your bows!

thanks for stopping by our blog and for leaving a comment. and i love your family pic like ours!


Grand Pooba said...

I love that you are all still close! I love remeniscing with the girls!!