Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Younger Weekend Get Away

My dad has been the pastor of Osage Baptist Church for 20 years.  Yep ... they just can't get rid of him.  They like him and he likes them.  For his anniversary they decided to send his whole family to a weekend get away at a lodge in Ponca, AR.

This is the Riverwind lodge near the Buffalo River.  It was really nice.  Let me take you on a tour.

Back Deck

 Looking up at the loft
 Looking toward the deck
 A table that would seat about 20.

Mom did a lot of cooking.  You just don't jump in your car and get fast food when you are in Ponca.
 The family did a lot of eating.
 This was the view from the back deck Saturday morning.
 S'mores are always good.  Let's just say I didn't count calories this weekend.

 Ti has a great time being the center of everyone's attention.

A lot of Wii was played

 Aunt Suzanne bribes Ti with letting him play with her iPhone.
 We took a hike Saturday morning.  Tim and Noah had to go to a football scrimmage, so they missed out on the fun.  Just to let you know a two year old will not walk even part of the way on a three mile hike.  We all took turns carrying him.

 I had Elizabeth take this picture just so I could prove that I took my turn carrying Ti.

 There was even a hot tub out back.  Yes, the nephews are acting like goobers. They think they are so cool.

I think I might have some more pics but it is getting late and I will have to look for them.  Maybe there will be a second post about the Younger weekend to remember.... 

Thanks to Osage Baptist for providing our whole family with such a great weekend.

PS..Thanks for all the prayers for my family.  My dad's back is doing really good.  God has chosen to heal his body.  He did not take the hike with us just because he is not quiet ready for that long of a hike.


MarytheKay said...

Wow! What a fun family getaway! And what GREAT pics!

Momx6 said...

Enjoyed seeing all of you on your great family vacation!

Cassie said... said...

We've been there! Before we built the cabin! It's beautiful.