April 12, 2011

There and Back Again

The weekend in photos, to be followed by a more reflective post that I wrote with pencil and paper on the plane as we were flying out.

McDonald's hotcakes at the airport and schoolwork on the airplane.

Reunion with friends at the end of their school day!
You can see Bjarney's excited little face in the window.

 Elizabeth spent the weekend with Martina and Bjarney and their parents.  I'm so thankful they were willing to have her; the girls had indescribable fun together!  Elizabeth was devastated when we had to leave.

I spent the weekend here,
doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that,
in addition to catching up with so many wonderful women over meals and other activities!*

 My friend Kit gave us some great reflection tips.
(click on the photo to read the list)

We spent the remainder of the time at the McFadden's.

Frankie and Elizabeth got to catch up;
they had not seen each other since June.

 Their dog, Maisy, knows how to chill.

We met up with the Carters to play a little too!

What a blessing the whole weekend was: seeing so many people who we dearly love, getting to use some gifts to edify the body, eating lots of delicious food, engaging in such good conversations, meditating on the gospel and service, repenting and believing the good news.  Phew, it nearly knocked me out; my sappiness was fully engaged this weekend!

Praise be to God!

*Thanks to Jenny for taking the retreat photos.


  1. Looks and sounds like both of you were in your element! What a great weekend...

  2. Anne, you're too kind. Mom, so are you; it was a great weekend!