Roundhouse is the best week out of the year... And this was my 17th amazingly perfect week there! This time, for the first time, it was MUCH longer than a 3 hour trip, I went with my Hecks instead of my McAfees, and we got to see the ARCH! It's sooo pretty! I can't wait to go up in it sometime.
Roundhouse is a family retreat for members of the Church of Christ who also homeschool. I am forever grateful to the Cozorts, McWhorthers, and all of the families on the board because Roundhouse has given me just about ALL of my best friends! Especially the ones I live with and close to now...=)
I love the time to play and just be kids at Roundhouse.... the time to learn and study more about God.... the time to be outside for HOURS at a time and enjoy the gorgeousness of the world our Father has given us....
I love the kiddos. They are some of the best in the world because the parents at Roundhouse truly love their children, which means they TEACH them, SPEND TIME with them, and PUNISH them when they need to because they care about their souls. The parents at Roundhouse are such huge encouragements to me. They are what I want to be when I have kiddos of my own one day... Lord willing. =)
Roundhouse has a beauty all its own. For weeks before you're packing, preparing, and enjoying that it feels like "Roundhouse weather," and being sooo soo sooo soo soooooooooo excited! And then you GET THERE! Oh! It's just the best feeling. There are some people you've not seen since last year, there are some you've not seen since Memphis... and there are those others who you live close to, but since they're your favorite people... you STILL spend heaps of time with them!
The blessings of beautiful sisters, in Christ, and by blood... There are just times when I look around myself at Roundhouse, and in general life, too, where I just can't believe I've been blessed so tremendously! God is Good!
This little dude was SUCH a special part of Roundhouse! I LOVE tenting next to them.... What a wonderful time it is to be in the tents and all visit together... One day, I will officially tent on my own-- and it'll be great!
What is ROUNDHOUSE without MARK MCWHORTER?!?!?!??! :D :D
As always, the week flew by too quickly. It was all so perfect! Such an extremely good time of fellowship and encouragement. In the end, though, I missed my sweet kiddos sooooooo much that I really was ready to go home, after a quick weekend trip back to GA... Roundhouse is the closest thing to Heaven that we have here on earth, I do believe... Praying for all my dear friends, their families, everyone in the church.... Love you all!