My First Retreat

I'm back from my first retreat and it is certainly a tradition I want to continue. Friday morning six of us headed off to Baxter, MN to the Steppingstone Cottage. We all managed to fit into a mini van along with many projects, wine, snacks and a few clothes. I'm the newbie in the group but one thing I knew before we left was that food is major in this group. Our first stop was at the Jitters Java Cafe for a wonderful lunch.
 Kathy, Jeanette, Bev, Cindy, Sally and Evy.

Sally had a wrap and soup, the rest of us had Spinach & Swiss Quiche.
We arrived about 3:30 and unloaded the van.
Everything had to be strategically packed to leave room for us.

 The food was scrumptious and the table settings were so fun to look at with every meal we were blessed with a different set of plates, silverware, napkins and tablecloth.
 Sunday was Kathy's birthday so we all got fabric cupcakes and her's had a candle in it.

Sally, Bev, our lovely host, Linda, Jeanette, Evy, and Kathy

We worked until wee hours of the night, some working harder than others.

There were times when some got a little squirrelly. And then there was Evy ...........................

 She worked like a crazy woman and made 154 cards.

 We had a great time and we'll be back next year, same time, same place.

1 comment:

Marsha said...

Cindy, I am so far behind on blogs with the stress in our lives this past month - but what fun to come here to catch up and see all co-workers from Rice on retreat with you :) You had a great bunch of women to go on retreat with!