We had a big weekend adventure! Collin, Kade, and I packed up and drove over to visit Aunt April in Menominee. I figured I would do the traveling this time since April has drove over to visit us quite often to see the boys(and us) or help babysit. She works at a hotel so we got a two room suite for half the price (and much easier since each boy had a room). My mom met us at April's apartment Friday night where the boys opened valentines from Aunt April, we made tacos, and ended the night making valentines treats! The next day we headed to Mall of America where we met with Uncle Eric and some family friends. We ate diner at the Rainforest Cafe. Diner was wonderful with the five boys excited about all that was going on around them! (The Butcher's have 3 boys Simon 9 months, Zach 3 and JD 5, and then Collin 4 and Kade 10months) After diner we hit some amusement rides then headed back to Menominee. Sunday we went to Tomah to help Papa celebrate his birthday. It was a fun and exciting weekend but we are now happy to be home.
This past November I was asked to join a committee at church to help plan a women's retreat after many meetings and awesome ideas the weekend finally arrived. This past weekend we drove up to Imago Dei Village (A beautiful camp) for a fun weekend "Straight From The Heart". The weekend was spent studying the Ephesians text and it was an uplifting weekend of faith, fun, and fellowship(even a few camp songs). I'm sharing just a few pictures from the weekend. We had the opportunity to stay in the Johnson building. We were only the forth group to use the brand new facility. There were four rooms for sleeping, a central meeting location with a wonderful fireplace (which we had burning the whole time), and a kitchen. Friday night was spent getting to know one another and a night of pampering the "Princess'" of the weekend. We had fondue and watched the movie the Princess Bride in which we discussed how some of the story lines could be related to our lives and the Bible. Saturday we had two bible study groups and fun activities throughout the day and ending he day with a great service that everyone helped plan. It was a wonderful weekend!
Here are some pictures of Kade in his music class. We took it with a friend and he loved it! He loved the teacher and watching her play the guitar. We learned a bunch of new songs and he had the chance to play with many different instruments.