Our small group retreated to my parent's cabin up in Arnold a few weekends ago. We left the kiddos with their Grandmas and headed to the woods! We had an amazing time taking turns cooking, relaxing, hiking, and playing games. Oh, and we watched an old VHS of Spaceballs... in all my years, I now know why I never saw that movie.
Here are some pictures of the weekend:
The boys found some loud 80's jackets in the closet...
Dan also found a sweatshirt
Jen making blueberry pancakes and bacon... sad story with the bacon. We made sure she had more than half a strip the next morning :)
Left the drinks out in Mother Nature's refrigerator
On our hike in Big Trees
Jen, Gina, JJ, Mark, and Dan
This picture happened on acccident, but I kind of like it :)
Finding our way back
It was so wonderful to get away and hang out with friends for the weekend without the interruption of our little ones. Every week we meet to dig into scripture or discuss a book that hopefully will deepen our relationship with Jesus, but we have lots of distractions with the kids. This weekend allowed us to focus on our friendship without the same distractions... and bonus! take a walk surrounded by God's beautiful creation!
We missed one couple who couldn't make it this time around, but we're hoping to go back when it snows!