Monday, April 16, 2012

Retreat and Playground

First, the Retreat....
We had a wonderful time! I drove Shirley's van again. Five of us traveled together. Three more ladies made their way north to Halifax too. We were stuck in traffic for quite awhile on the way up but we got there by 5:30...we left at 3 and should have taken us no longer than 1 1/2 hours. Not to worry, we had fun even in a traffic jam!

We ate, we played games, we did a craft, we laughed - good belly laughs! - we had inspirational times, we worshiped, we had fun!

It was a much smaller group this year but that was ok. Too many of the ladies had too much going on in their lives and couldn't make it work.

Enjoy some pictures.....

Gathering around the big kitchen table....
where we spent a lot of time! 

Melissa and Sue already share a laugh!


Sherry works on her candle holder...
Modge Podge, Epsom salt and food coloring
made a plain glass holder very pretty.

Gina and Sue try their hand at Lawn Golf

Look at that!
Gina got all three of hers on for 7 pts.
(I think that's correct)

Beautiful day,
Beautiful property!

Baked French Toast, anyone?
They requested this again this year...
3rd time I've made it for them!

Table setting for Sunday lunch

Melissa, Shirley and Sue relax on the big porch.
I sat on that swing with my coffee early Sunday morning.
So peaceful!

All too soon it was time to pack up.
Whew, that's a full load!

We want to go to Creek Haven again next year. I told the owners that the peace which surrounds their home is so much more than the beautiful farm setting. It's a God peace. It really is.

So, I was going to also tell you about our day today. We had fun at the playground even though it was very hot! I'll save the photos for another day. It's taken me too long to post today!

Have a wonderful week!



Joanne said...

looks like a alot of fun. It seems like fun times go way to fast.

Musicaljean said...

I'm sure that property was well prayed-over. So glad you had a fun, peaceful weekend.


Such a lovely gift you are to your friends in preparing this retreat. So glad it went so well, Doris.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful weekend with friends! I love the peaceful times away! Looks like you all had great weather and loads of fun! Have a blessed day dear Doris, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear everything went well. Looks like great fellowship in very scenic surroundings.

Mary Ellen said...

Wouldn't it be great to have a Sister weekend there some time, but I guess I'll just dream on!

I know the ladies were blessed by the spiritual input you shared. You are amazing!