May 17, 2011

Cedar Springs Women's Retreat

I got to spend this last weekend up in beautiful, bucolic northern Washington.

Oh, I had such a good time!

It was our church's annual women's retreat. And it was phenomenal. :) I drove up Friday afternoon with my mother-in-law and my good friend Helen. We sorta got a little camera-happy over all the barns we passed. Here's two of our favorites (but rest assured, we took pictures of many, many more):

{Red barn in the rain}

{Me taking a picture of Helen taking a picture of the ranch house, where we stayed}

{Lovely, wonderful friends}

{With whom I had serious and silly conversations, sweet fellowship and many moments of laughter, the life-blood of friendship}

{Walking the grounds around the retreat center}

{Calves and Baby Swans}

{Yours truly}


I will share more from the weekend over the next few days. It was amazing and awesome and I can't remember the last time I was so totally blessed. The Lord spoke words of comfort and assurance to my heart. Memories were made, laughter and tears visited by turns, and our two nights and two days of rest flew by entirely too fast.

As I said, I will share more later. But at least I have posted pictures! And y'all didn't have to wait months to see them!

(Hey, I think I'm getting the hang of this bloggie thing!)

Happy Tuesday, y'all!


mama sue said...

Beautiful and wonderful. That's our God. He is so faithful. Wish I could have been there.
Love, Mom

LeAnna said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous place! I'm sorry I've been such a bad bloggy/emailing friend. I have a hard time keeping up with anything anymore it seems. Perhaps we can catch up, soon!

Nicole said...

Mom- I wish you could have been there, too! You would have loved it. :)

LeAnna- No worries, friend! I struggle with keeping up with bloggy/email stuff, too. We each have especially cute reasons why, though. :)