The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever ~ do not abandon the works of Your hands. Psalms 138:8

Women's Retreat 2011

It's been YEARS since I have attended a ladies retreat....and I wasn't too sure if it would still be "my cuppa tea", but I brought along my SIL and headed out the valley to Harrison Hot Springs. 

It is a lovely spot to get away from it serene and peaceful.
Shawna did a workshop on cake decorating.....she did a stellar job!
Lois brought along her SIL Lyla.....the four of us had a great time together....out for a walk in the afternoon.  I love when an organizing committee plans specific down time for everyone to "just be".
Our nighttime "party-in-a-bag" to take back to our room....we laughed 'til we cried.
Jewelry confession is good for the soul....
On the bed ~ Lyla's must-haves she brought "just in case" for the weekend....In the box ~ Lois's weekend collection.
We shared communion during the Sunday morning session
At our PJ party we discussed the usual ladies stuff...clothes, our aging and make-up.  We also discussed (aka mocked and laughed 'til we cried) our vanity and that of someone else who always insisted on draping her hand across her neck to "hide" her age....thus the photo'all trying to hide our age!
Did it work?? 
Line dancing for exercise...great fun even if I'm VERY uncoordinated!
It ended up being a wonderful weekend spent with women I love...we topped it off with lunch and shopping on our way back home.....lovely!

I need to make a point of setting aside time to glean from and pour into other women in my life...very worthwhile!

Blessings to y'all and hope you have time to spend with a friend real soon!