Saturday, September 14, 2013

Church Men's Retreat

I am thrilled that Paul got the opportunity to go on our church's Men's Retreat this weekend along with 50 other guys from our church.  He has had CRAZY weeks of work lately, and he is such a servant, always spending his time serving his family, working on house projects, volunteering at church, or working on work --- he really never gets to do anything for himself.  I am super excited for him that this weekend at Trout Lake Camp, he is getting to play floor hockey, shoot guns, play ultimate frisbee, mini golf, paintball, as well as attend chapel sessions, baked potato bar, and grill steak :).  I hope and pray that he has a refreshing time, connects with God better, and just has time to relax and have some fun!   
grilling steaks

shooting clays

While he has been away, we have kept busy so we don't miss him so much!!.  We have visited several parks, gotten Dairy Queen ice cream treats, gone to a soccer game, found great deals on winter clothes, boots, and coats, preschool supplies, etc at the kids's consignment sale, went to the fire station's fundraiser, played with our neighbor friends, and went out to dinner with Grandma and Grandpa Kirkwood, Uncle Eric, and Auntie Kristin. 

Look at this cool orange cone (at the fire station)!

Yummy hotdog :)

Huge tire on this fire truck!

Woah this fire truck is awesome!

We love fire trucks!

All ready for Olivia's soccer game. Summer made a big red poster filled with smiley faces and Olivia's name (you can see it in the background).

Go Red Team!

With friend Olivia (10) from church.  Olivia is so sweet to Summer and comes to chat with her every Sunday.  Summer adores her!
Unfortunately this afternoon, Colton started running a low grade fever and he just wasn't acting himself. I got some extra cuddles with him in, and I hope he will wake up better tomorrow.  I am not sure if it is teething or if he is getting sick, but I decided I wouldn't put him in the church nursery tomorrow just in case.  I am thankful for my friend Natalie who said she will sub for me teaching the high school Sunday School class tomorrow since, with Paul gone, I really feel I should stay home with Colty.  (I am super excited about the series we are doing right now with the high school youth--it is all about answering life's tough questions, like Why Does a Good God Allow Suffering, Does Science Disprove Christianity, etc.  Here is the link to the trailer for the series.  It's a good one!)    

We have had fun this weekend, but definitely missed daddy!  We are very exited to see our daddy again tomorrow! 


Jessi Brink said...

Hey Kel ~ I'd love to see the trailer but it needs a church password to connect into it. Either way...I'm so glad you are leading high school kids again! You are so talented and such a blessing for each of them, I am sure! Hopefully the little man feels better soon!

Jill said...

It was so much fun to see everyone for dinner! We missed Paul, but are so glad he had this great opportunity to refresh at the men's retreat.

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