11 February 2010

i heart boys.

this past weekend was spent with 12 adults and 15 children [plus grandma jane - armommy pres.] at my families vacation home in leavenworth....  our second annual.  it felt like an extended sleep over and i was completely pooped by the time we got home, and the day after, but it was SO worth it.  there was delicious food, beautiful surroundings, complete chaos, excitement, lots of laughter, a few tears, some games, sledding, more tears, a couple colds, late nights, early mornings, good conversation, and constant activity.

the first morning, after getting a brief glimpse of an igloo the night before, the boys wasted no time before going out to play.  still in their pj's, no jacket, no hats, no snow-boots, not even a good-morning kiss, just pure joy and anticipation.  we can learn so much from them.  

[my first real attempt at editing my photos in photoshop....  oiy.  i need some more practice!]

it touched my heart to watch them.  so wrapped up in being with each other that they were oblivious to the cold.  they are blessed to have great friends.  some to look up to, others to look after.  one day they will be teenagers and i am choked up at the thought of our babies becoming men.  but i am grateful that they will be on the journey together...  at least for now.  i pray that they would encourage one another and hold each other accountable.  that they would laugh together and lean on each other.  i pray that they would be pace setters, cheering each other on and leading their peers.  i pray that their friendships would be rooted in Christ and that their faith would be unbridled and contagious.

oh how i love these boys....  including the ones that are not pictured.

it was a fun weekend indeed.  i'm hoping i'm not the only one willing to do it again next year!  

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I hope we can join in next year! Glad you had such a great time.