I just got home from a ladies retreat... one retreat I will never forget. We had a wonderful time of Bible study and building relationships. I will never forget it because it was a great getaway- but mostly will remember a house full of women with no electricity or running water. Merilyn, our avid camper, wasn't worried a bit. She started to melt snow and boil it for drinking water. Some walked to the lake for water and filled buckets to flush toilets. Thankfully, there was a gas fireplace and gas stove top. I tailored the food to cooking it on top of the stove and at night we had jugs of water lit up by a candle for light.
I took lots of photos the first day when all was well with electricity, but after the power went out I wasn't real worried about capturing the event. Here are some photos I managed to take...
A cooking show by Michelle and Sheila. Thanks ladies.
There were babies to be loved.
LOVE Gavin's peek-a-boo skills.
The storm came and...
... we survived!