Monday, April 18, 2011

Fun Week-end!

I'm watching Aidan and Zoe today so there isn't much time to post......

 We had a wonderful time at Creek Haven Retreat this week-end! The house provided such a feeling of being at home. It was wonderful!

It rained all day Saturday but we hardly noticed because we could find so much to do inside the house or barn. The creeks got full  and overflowed their banks, the wind blew hard, it thundered and lightening a bit, the power went out for several hours during the early morning hours on Sunday......we didn't care! The only thing the weather changed for us was to postpone our out to eat till Sunday afternoon rather than go out in the rain on Saturday evening.

Enjoy a few pictures...

Yes, Zoe attended with her Mamma  =)

Heather and Lucinda
Lucinda drove all the way from north of Pittsburgh,
where she now lives, to be with us!

Heather and Marla work on the craft Saturday morning.


Of course....
I had to rock Zoe to sleep =)


On Saturday afternoon we played the game
Now you Have it, Now you Don't.
Sue chose Shirley's gift.
It was wrapped in layers and layers of paper!
Shirley's Mom gives a hand with the duct tape.
Inside this box was another box
with more layers!

Sherry's Mom laughs as she realizes
that the gift she chose came from her daughter!

After that we divided into 2 teams for a game of...
How many words can you make in 10 min. from a box of
Alphabet cereal? 

Words are adding up!

Hard at work!

The crafters with their finished product.
Each one was different....
how neat is that?!!

Sandy and Anna Mae....
Mother's of Sherry and Shirley.
These ladies offered to come to serve us.
They put the finished touches on the meals,
set the table and cleaned up.
What a blessing!

Saturday evening dinner at Creek Haven .
Marla serves the person across from her.

Sue passes the potatoes to Heather.

Marla and Heather headed for home after this meal.
But not before we gathered around them
 to ask God to watch over them.
They arrived to Lancaster County safely.
Praise God!


Sunday morning brought a sky with sun and clouds and a cold wind. We enjoyed a good breakfast, then worshiped together. Our Retreat ended with a meal at Cracker Barrel on our way home.

What a sweet time. We all want to go back to Creek Haven again next year!

4 comments:

Mildred said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WEEKEND. SO GLAD IT WAS A SUCCESS DESPITE THE WEATHER. EVERYONE LOOKS VERY HAPPY AND RELAXED.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I want to come. Hope you get some time to rest now and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

I like the alphabet cereal game.

Fondly,
Glenda

Musicaljean said...

What a great time! I loved that those two moms came along to serve. And I know I'd have loved that cereal alphabet game.

Theresa said...

What a fun weekend! Love the Alphabet game! Great job on all of the planning! Sweet pictures! Have a blessed day dear Doris! HUGS!