"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

April 13, 2008

The Retreat

We're back! We had a wonderful time!

This place reminds you of going back in time.

How many resorts have a rooster to wake you up while you are on vacation?! LOL

There were about 95 of us there this year! I always feel like I have a small quiver when I get together with this group. : )

The resort has a barn full of bikes, that the kids spent all weekend riding. Here's Andrew with his Bible all ready to ride to church.

They have a cute chapel for holding weddings! And we always enjoy holding our church service in it. (sorry my picture is a little crooked)Instead of company meetings this year, my hubby's boss had a guest speaker who taught the employees and their spouses about leadership from the book of Nehemiah. It was a great class! Zach was our hero for babysitting our kiddos and taking them to play tennis and swim while we were in the class.

Volleyball is the big sport of choice when this group gets together and our gang learned how to play 'speed' volleyball.

I talked my sweet hubby into taking me kayaking. -even though he'd just been out in canoes with our kiddos. And that was some wet fun, for me anyway. He managed to stay completely dry!

I had fun learning how to arrange flowers from the other ladies as we helped make the centerpieces for the banquet.

They hired some of the girls to play their violins and cellos for us at the banquet. It was beautiful!

Each year at the banquet awards are given to the employees based on character traits. The employees vote for whoever they feel exemplifies each trait.

My hubby was voted:

First runner-up for Gentleness: Expressing truth without harshness, allowing for mistakes while other improve

Second runner-up for the Team Player Award

And the winner for these three awards:

Consideration: Being sensitive and responsive to client, team member and associate needs

Respect: Treating others with respect and dignity

Clint service: Going the extra mile to serve our clients

AND he was the only person who received at least one vote for ALL 17 character traits!!! Praise the Lord!

It was so fun to watch him being honored for being the wonderful, godly man that he is!

~After lots more volleyball, we headed home! I know our kiddos are already looking forward to next year.



Sharon said...

That place looks beautiful! What a testimony your husband is having by living the life at work. That is so wonderful others are seeing Christ in Him!

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Sniz said...

Hey, what's your husband do? What a wonderful, uplifting and restful weekend!!
Later - Sniz

Becky said...

He is a painter who does faux finishing and varnishing etc...for a high-end custom home builder of GORGEOUS homes. : )

Becky said...

That resort looks so pretty. I am glad you had fun. And congrats to your hubby on showing such fine qualities. But you knew it all along :)

Yvonne said...

What a dear blessing to have an employer who loves the Lord. Oh how I pray that my dh will find work he loves.