Thursday, July 12, 2012

In Memory of Caleb Strode

May you be resting in Peace Caleb
Your struggle is now over.
We have been asked by friends to share 
The Lalumondiere 
with their family in order to celebrate the life of Caleb Strode who passed away early this week. Caleb was a strong and talented young man who faced many struggles where some of us might have failed. We are honored to be asked to be a part of his 
"Celebration of Life". 
Our hearts to go out to his family. 
Thank you for giving us something we could do for you in the midst of all your pain.

        May you be resting peacefully Caleb. 
                 Your struggle is now over.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Rain, blessed rain..........

The recent rains have helped to put the word 'gardens' back in our name.  It's been tough keeping plants alive for our guests.  Let's hope it keeps up..........

View from the riverside balcony

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jessica & Rudi

Many thanks to TJ from Larissa Photography for this video of our guests Jessica and Rudi when they stayed with us last year.  We not only appreciate the editing job, but the fact that you shared it with us as well. How generous!  It was a stunningly beautiful day!  

View TJ's video here on Youtube.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Guests Summer and Ben...

Eclectically fun and joyously funny!  That is how we would describe Summer and Ben.  From center pieces made up of old books and 'whatnots' that Summer collected.... to bouquets made entirely of flower pins constructed from her personal collection..... to gutted console t.v.'s filled with cleverly carved pumpkins, these guests were extraordinary!  

Photos courtesy of Brea Photography

View more of the fun on our Past Guests page

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jessica & Rudi

     Our guests Jessica and Rudi chose to be married during their stay with us last summer.  Friends joined them for the occasion to celebrate this vibrant young couple.  It was amazing to see the gathering of community that surrounds Jess and Rudi.  Truly a 'village' of family and friends made their night a dream come true.

Photos courtesy of Larissa Photography

View more photos at Past Guests

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year Reflections...

Some times in our lives there are years we cannot wait to end due to struggle, illness, conflict or whatever.  They are the years we want to forget, sweep under the rug, or kick to the side of the road.  It would be easy to take the first of any new year to forget the year ending.

In 2011, on December 31st, Jim and I took the time to look back over the year and all the happy faces, the dancing and laughing of families and friends that graced our home with their joy.  The new people we have met and their kindness' as well.  To each of you we say thank you.  We cherish the karma you have all left behind, from the bride and groom, to all of the remarkable vendors we've had the pleasure to work with.  

It is truly from our hearts that we share our little spot of this world.   

Our New Year began with the publication of an article in St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles magazine that gave us even more joy and a perfect ending to 2011.  Thanks as well to Judy Uelk, editor-in-chief, and all the staff for seeking us out once again, and honoring our years of effort. 

And on we go.................