It has been almost a week that we have been back from Italy and I wanted to get my thoughts down on the amazing time we had with everyone for my 2nd Art & Faith Creative Retreat!

I think I will be blogging a very long post tomorrow... but here is just a little sample of the week that we had together in Italy.

We had such a great group of 21 ladies (plus 1 man :)  and the weather in September was just PERFECT for us!  It was unseasonably warm for the first few days... which I love... and then it cooled down a bit and gave us a little rain.  

We enjoyed a beautiful day out on the lake and of course I had to take everyone to my favorite lunch spot as well...

This girl of ours turned 18 on the trip!  Can't believe it... but she is all grown up and I couldn't be more proud of the woman she has become.  I could go on and on, but I won't gush too much.  I just know that the Lord has special plans for this girl and I am excited to see where He leads her in the coming years!

Beautiful Villa Balbianello was closed on the day we were out on the lake but I loved the quiet beauty of the place with no-one there.

And we got to spend some time with some beautiful girls from the area this week too! We love the connections we have made with families here and so many more that I don't have photos of... But it's been such a blessing to have a place in Italy that is like a 2nd home to us and that the Lord has allowed us to build such wonderful relationships with the people here.  That is part of why I LOVE to bring people here and share in not only this place, but those friendships as well.  More people I will show you tomorrow that are a big part of my retreat and "family" in Bellagio and Lake Como!

Can't wait to share more tomorrow about the retreat and what a GOD inspired week it was!

Have a GREAT day,

 

Laura

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