Sunday, February 13, 2011

Family Retreat

A few weeks ago, we attended our church's Family Getaway to Fall Creek Falls. This was our first time to attend the getaway and what a treat it was! By far this was the most relaxing retreat that we've ever been a part of. We were able to hang out with our friends, Jon and Stacy. The kids are at the best age to play together and enjoy the company of each other. Since the kids were able to pretty much entertain themselves, we were able to enjoy some time catching up with everyone at the retreat.

We played lots of games together with the kids and also had some time to play Scrabble and Phase 10 once the kids had gone to bed. We spent some time at the playground and then went out to look at the Falls on Saturday. Our families were responsible for making lunch for the entire group at the retreat on Saturday. And later that afternoon we ventured out on a 2 mile hike through the woods. Thankfully we brought plenty of snacks, drinks, and our flashlights, because hiking through the woods with 4 adults and 5 kids certainly made for some meltdown moments along the way. The most frightening part of our hike was crossing the suspended bridge with our 2 families. It certainly made it interesting crossing back over it on our way back out of the woods in the dark!

Fun times were had by all. The kids had such a fun time and Jason and I certainly enjoyed getting to hang out with all of the families that attended the Family Getaway to Fall Creek Falls.

Jackson enjoying the sun and the swings!

Jason and Abby Kate

Abby Kate

The kids

Fall Creek Falls

Checking out the waterfalls

Jason and Jackson talking about the falls

Fall Creek Falls

Our family

At the falls

Getting ready to cross the suspended bridge! YIKES!!!

Almost there!

Jackson was so exhausted that he actually fell asleep on Jason's shoulders!

Thankfully we packed plenty of snacks, drinks and brought a flashlight along for our hike. Here's a picture of Joshua, Lawson, Jordan, and Abby Kate resting on a log.

Jackson and his hiking stick

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