Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day Link Up - Weekend In Pictures

 This weekend was chalked full of fun moments.

I spent Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon at a Leadership Retreat for the church I attend/work for.  We went to Trout Lake in the Poconos.  It was on a lake.  It was absolutely breath taking.  

These were from our first night!  They were taken from the lawn just outside our cabin. 

After our first session on Thursday night we made s'mores!  They were delicious. 

The next morning, after not getting much sleep, I decided to get up to see what the sunrise situation was. Boy, was I glad I did.  These were taken Friday morning around 6:15am.  The mist that was coming off of the lake was stunning.  Was so glad I brought my camera.

They had a rock climbing wall with a zip line.  So we tried that out. I was all for it, no nervousness until I was about 4 feet up the wall and realized I had to go all the way up on my own strength and balance.  About half way up my legs started shaking so badly I was afraid I'd fall just because of the shaking.  I made it up. The zip line was a piece of cake after the wall.

After that we took the canoes out onto the water.  Needless to say my arms were worn out the next day. These are pictures of my roommate/bestie.

 I just thought I'd throw this in. Its two of my most favorite people!

These were taken the next morning.  I woke up hoping for a repeat of the mist but it wasn't there. Still the morning was stunning and I was happy I woke up for it!

The retreat was amazing.  It was full of blessed moments and sweet revelations for myself and my church!  I am so thankful for the weekend far outside of the beauty we saw.  

On the way back we stopped by Sonic, a treat I don't get often as there are none in the city.

We had to leave the retreat a couple of hours early to get our service ready.  Of the 6 parishes ours meets on Saturday nights at 5pm.  We got back just in time to change and get to the church to set up.  The service was beautiful and God was definitely moving!  On top of many rich blessings, we got the opportunity to worship with Rickey, a friend of ours who was involved in an accident 5 months ago. Rickey wasn't supposed to live, much less walk or even talk.  God has brought so much healing in his life. It was such a blessing to see him this weekend. 

 Monday was truly a day of rest. We decided to see a movie, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." It was adorable. I definitely recommend it for people of all ages!

Afterwards, we were planning on lounging in the park but due to an overcast and windy day we ended up changing our plans.  My roommate's heart was broken.

 Instead we stopped by one of our favorite diners on the Upper West Side!  

An ice cream truck was outside our building so we decided to stop by since fun in the sun wasn't in the cards for today.

Speaking of cards... Then we came home where I beat my roommate at cribage twice :)  This was my last hand of the first game! Its a 24point hand.  Fairly rare!  For me at least

The rest of the day was relaxing.  I made a homemade pasta and sauce while my roommate cleaned.  

I am sad to see this lovely weekend end!  All weekends should be like this!

What did you do this weekend?  I'd love to hear!

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Have a great week!


  1. such a great weekend!! :) Glad I got to experience most of it with you! :) xoxo

  2. What a wonderful weekend! Yummy ice cream. AND I so want to watch the timoth movie!! Looks like you had a blast!


  3. Thanks for hosting and it looks like you had a terrific mini-vaca/trip! Cheers!

  4. Sounds like a GREAT weekend! That sunset is absolutely beautiful! =)

  5. I'm your newest follower from the Link and Mingle. I'd love for you to stop by.

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  6. That looks like one yeck of a fun weekend!!!

  7. I can't stop looking at these pictures. Can we go back?!


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