Monday, April 11, 2011

Detroit Retreat @ the Goode Ranch

At the end of this month we are going to take a team to Detroit
for a mission trip.
Jordan has had this city on his heart for years.
One of his life goals is to rebuild desolate cities.
Detroit is one of these places.
More people move out of the city than move in.

So in preparation for the trip,
we went on a retreat to the Goode's Ranch.
What a fun group of people we have on our team,
and what a beautiful place to "retreat"

I have tons of pictures :)

Here is most of the team
minus ryan who was in italy (poor guy)
and stephen and mishaal

We got their early evening on friday and were able to relax by the pool (and hot tub) with the Waldrums
yes it was hot enough to get in the pool
and i think it was a heated pool - so that made a big difference :)
jayden loves swimming and couldn't wait to get in the pool
riley and campbell in the hot tub
don't worry - it wasn't too hot!
duncan is fearless in the water
(surprise, surprise)

riley, kenten, and karis
love them!
so glad they are going with us on the trip!
campbell is trying to crawl - she is not quite there yet!
after dinner on friday night we made s'mores and told our God "stories"
it was a great time of getting to know one another better!

jayden got to stay up late with the adults!
lucky little guy!
on Saturday morning
jayden & duncan got to feed the chickens and take them to their coop
jayden is holding the bucket of chickens
there is also a little bunny that lives with the chickens
duncan was trying to make friends with him :)
jayden fed it water
after breakfast we put on our hats and boots and went
to feed the horses, donkey's, and cows
leeann, riley, karis, staci, me (&c), and alex
jayden looked so cute in his hat and boots

we rode around in the pickup truck
some road around on 4-wheelers
jayden & lloyd

skylar & staci helping duncan feed the horse

we are so glad that alex & jason are going on the trip with us too!
such a cute couple
just wanted to show her cute pregger belly :)
campbe ll didn't let the activity get in the way of her morning nap
poor third child :)
jayden got on top of a donkey
we went to feed the cattle next
this picture reminds me somewhat of this post
however, in this situation - the cows next to the truck seems a little more normal :)

duncan & leeann feeding the cow
jason, duncan, alex, karis, leeann, lloyd, jordan, jayden, jaime, me, skylar, & staci

the bumpy ride back to the house didn't bother duncan
he still fell asleep in aunt al's arms
the view from the house
i think duncan needs a smaller bathing suit :)
happy monday everyone!


kelly said...

precious little ones! so fun to see the pics :)

Karis Waldrum said...

It looks like we have matching shorts. :)