Sunday, May 22, 2011

Camping... with NO KIDS. What???

One of my goals this year was to start a really solid women's group and to keep it going. I'm really excited because I think I discovered the key to really keeping it going... delegate some of the responsibilities. Some wonderful superwoman stepped up to do the organizational stuff and keep everything flowing, SO excited about that. I just want us to meet once a month (at Amala Foundation!) and go on two camping trips (mamas only!) a year.

This was our first camping trip. OH man, let me tell you, it was so hard to go. I wanted to cancel it so badly. So many reasons not to go through with it... but I am SO glad we persevered. It was glorious. Check out the gloriosity that is Krause Springs:
I snagged these beautiful photos off the internet... didn't have my camera with me when we were down carousing in the glorious springs.

Doing Best Year Yet by lantern-light....
My own little cocoon of aloneness and quiet... I just can't tell you how wonderful that felt to have all to myself after 7 years of clamorous din.
Raini cooked the most amazing food... fresh mozz and homegrown tomates, and MUSSELS!!!

More delicious snacks and breakfasts... we treated ourselves well.
I tell ya, it is one thing to get out of the house for a few hours of mama restitude, and quite another to take yourself out for a whole weekend of Glory Hallelujah quiet, communion, and deep relaxation.


jessica said...

way to go mommas!

bernadette said...

Blessed are the mamas who take some time to themselves!!! YES!

margaret said...

delicious time and space! so good.

Anna said...

If our next trip comes when I'm finally not nursing a baby, I'm going to be all about it!

mj said...

How inspiring!!!!! Congrats!