24 Hrs in the Middle of Nowhere

Fall Retreat 2012
fall-retreat

To some,

hanging out in the middle of nowhere Virginia with no cell service and 40 teenagers doesn’t sound like a dream weekend… but Michael and I love it. Maybe we just love these kids (which we do) … or maybe we like youth group retreats because we grew up with them… or maybe it’s a combination of the two! …. It’s most definitely a combination:) We’ve spent two plus years getting to know these kids and they are a huge part of our lives. When I’m not working or doing family stuff…. we’re with them. This is where a large chunk of our free time is spent and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We love them and while I’m a little bit biased towards the girls… I do love the boys…when they aren’t terrorizing Bokeh! (Just kidding, Bokeh loves it)….. The girls have a special place in my heart and I seriously feel like I have 20 younger sisters!! It’s wonderful:)

 

So two weekends ago, after my workshop, I headed to the mountains to meet up with the group and even though I was running on little sleep, it was amazing!!  I loved every second of it and I’m so thankful for times like that to unplug and get away from normal, busy LIFE!! Enjoy a little glance at my 24hours in the mountains!!!

 

 

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Comments (5)

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  1. Jamie: ( )

    ah Katelyn this is so cool! love that you are pouring into youth like this and join alongside your hubby. I used to work wtih with youth as well and these pictures make me miss it!

  2. daddy: ( )

    Great pics. Looks like a great time.

  3. Carrie Logan: ( )

    love that song!!!!!

  4. jenn: ( )

    ohh how i miss youth group retreat!!!

  5. Melinda: ( )

    Found your blog via Jasmine Star’s. I love your images!! Gorgeous. also, I went to Headwaters for YEARS in high school as a student and then also as a leader. What a special place it holds in my heart!

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