Despite a variety of obstacles (far away friends, low budgets, time constraints, preparations to move across the globe!), we managed to plan and execute Friends Retreat 2012. It was a little more low-key than last year(Friend Retreat 2011), but all you really need for a Friend Retreat is good old friends, a warm cozy space and a bit of sustenance and we had an over-abundance of all of those things.
Our weekend was spent nearby at the Bjork's place; cooking, feasting, lounging, chatting, playing games and music, laughing, loving on Levi, hiking, gallery-walking, worshipping together, photo-shooting, praying around the fire and of course thinking of those who were missing. It was a wonderful weekend with our nearest and dearest and we're already looking forward to next year.