Friday, January 22, 2010

Girls’ Weekend

I took my girls to a mother/daughter retreat so we could have some much needed girl time.  We shared a cabin with 3 other moms and their girls, so it was like a giant slumber party for both the girls and the moms.

Four moms and 6 little girls.

I was tired when we got home.

The girls did a little canoeing.  Bear’s not a fan.  Just so you know.  She likes her feet planting firmly on solid ground.

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Ellie wanted to try the zip line.  I was amazed at her complete lack of fear.  She said she was nervous, but you would have never known it.

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I was nervous…and proud…and excited for her.  There was no way I was not going to let her try this.  Her heart was set on it.  As I was snapping pictures to document her accomplishment, I kept thinking I couldn’t believe I was watching my daughter jump off that platform.  I couldn’t see her from the ground very well, so I was looking through my zoom and trying to double check all of her straps.  ha!

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But – she did it!  And, the look on her face was priceless when she ran back to me.

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Another highlight was the trail ride. 

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Bear was not old enough for the trail ride, but this super nice man walked her around the arena.  I’m sure he had plenty of other work to do, but he stopped everything to take her out there.  I could tell she appreciated it, too, because she talked to him the whole time they rode.  If you know Bear…you know that’s HUGE!  She doesn’t talk to strangers.  Ever.

Now, that’s a cowboy!

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It wasn’t all recreational though.  Our speaker was from the Princess with a Purpose camps.  She spoke on how each of us are princesses because we are a daughter of the King, and that we are valuable because we are His.

It was a great message for the daughters and the moms.  It doesn’t matter who the world is telling us we should be.  We are exactly who God created us to be and that should be our goal.

4 comments:

Tisha said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Mother/daughter time is so special. :) I love the pictures of Gideon playing the piano. He is getting so big!!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Sound like soo much fun!!! Love camp....that could be a biased statement because we live and work at one??? Love it anyway!

mandi said...

oh what fun!

good talking to you today : )

Sara said...

That is awesome! I can't wait until I have a little girl old enough to take on a girls' retreat! :)