Thursday, August 16, 2012

Retreat and Reunited

Hello friends.  My MOM is back from taking those teenagers on their retreat.  I am very happy she is home.  She said it was a great trip and she had tons of photos to show me.  I will show you just a few.

Here are some of MOM's kids.  They are playing some crazy devotional games.

Sunset on the first day.

Sunrise on the second day.  It's a shame that the kids did not get up until 2 and 1/2 hours later.  Maybe the next day.

Hot air balloons floating by.

And would you look at this!  A lady and her dog.  MOM said she thinks she would like to do this.  She said it seemed so relaxing.  I asked who she would be doing it with.  Cuz I am not so sure I would like being on a floating little thing is the middle of the lake.  Then it hit me, I thought dog were not allowed at this place.  What's up with that?  MOM said that she found out that dogs are allowed just not in the two cabins she rented, but every other place.  She did not know until it was to late.

This is where MOM slept without me.  She thinks it's a funny photo because the kids all got to sleep in beds.  This is what was left for her.  

Where MOM walked without me every morning.  She thought I would really like this stick.

More of MOM's walk without me and more STICKS.

Last sunrise on the last day.  Did the kids see this?  Nope, they were still sleeping.  I guess when you stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning it's hard to get up to see the sunrise.  If you are wondering, yes my MOM stays up until the last of the kids fall asleep.

When MOM got home I made sure she did not go anywhere!

Then she rubbed my neck with her feet.  I LOVE LOVE that.

Then we said our prayers together.

The she whispered in my ear that she had something VERY special for me at the end of the month and I was going to LOVE it!  
Whatever it is, as long as she is with me, it will be very special.  

I am glad MOM is back.  But I know that these trips with her kids are very important.  They make memories that last a lifetime, they learn more about themselves and they strengthen their relationship with God.  And that is a wonderful thing and I can be without her for a few days for that.

OH!  And guess what?  My MOM was interviewed by Coffee with a Canine.  You can click on that link and read it if you want.  Plus there are more pictures with me, just a little added bonus.


  1. You're a very selfless lad Goose! Glad your Mom is home Deccy x

  2. What beautiful pics. Your Mom could probably use a couple of, ahem, *cat* naps after her trip! We bet you'd be an excellent snuggler, Goose. Glad all is back to normal. xoxo

  3. Hi Goose, I loved seeing these photos-what a beautiful area and such fun looking kids. The sunrises and sunset were gorgeous; can't believe your mom stays up half the night with the kids and then gets up before the sun-wow. I'm glad she's back too. Have a great day with her.
    Lots of love.
    Noreen & Hunter

  4. Goose, a warm welcome back to mum. I hope you have a fabulous fun filled Friday with mum and a wonderful weekend.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. tell your mum welcome back from us Goose, hope she had a fab time xxx

  6. Welcome back Momma!!! SOund slike you are going to have a little excitement this month Goose, we can't wait to hear what it is. AND, maybe you can go on this retreat with her next year! Take care!

  7. I gotta tell you goose, we got a little choked up this morning looking at that picture of you and your Mom (the first one) where you're holding her down. The look in your eyes made us turn to mush!

    We commend your Mom for taking the youth on a retreat. After all, they are our future leaders of America and we want them all to be level headed and turn out to be great adults. We love how she sleeps on the floor in the cabin. It sure looks like a good time was had by one and all.

    Welcome home Mother Goose, welcome home!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  8. Glad your mom is home! :) I cannot wait to hear about your exciting stuff at the end of the month!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  9. Did your Mom bring you one of those sticks? I bet she missed you as much as you missed her. I missed hearing from you!

  10. OMD GOOSE... I am SO glad that your mom is back home... WHERE SHE BELONGS.... She must have missed you somethingy fierce since she took lots of pictures of STICKS fur you.

    I am sure that the teens had a WONDERFUL time. THAT is very much impawtant.

  11. Goose, good to here your Mom is back, look like she had fun, I'm sure she missed you loads, plus she didnt get to sleep on a bed!


    Dante, Daisy Boo and Sampson

  12. Looks like you had a good trip! Welcome back!


  13. Reunited and it feels so GOOD!! Glad you and MOM are back together. I enjoyed seeing the camp photos as it reminded me of great times at church camp as a youngster. I hopped over to Coffee with a Canine, what a interesting story about how your MOM got you. I had no idea you were royalty!! Hope you get to go hiking with all your friends today and have a great weekend.

  14. Do you think Mom sleeping on the floor was a payback for her renting the wrong cabins so you didn't get to go? Probably not, but just putting a thought in yur head! I am so glad your mom is home, I have been stewing about it all week...OMGosh my mom popped over to the Coffee blog and she started crying (at work!!) good thing she is the only one in the office this morning...what a lovely story I am so glad we know how you got your mom! Isn't it wonderful that the volunteer saw a that your moms heart needed you alot and you her! Do you think she could have been an angel? I bet she was!
    Have a great weekend
    stella rose

  15. Goose, we missed you while your MOM was away. We checked in with Bert and found that Allred had taken over. We're glad you're home with MOM now. That was a spectacular sunrise she captures, but I'm sure the stick was really the kicker for you. It was an awesome stick! I hope you and MOM have fun seeing and creating beautful together this weekend!

  16. MOM's home! MOM's home! MOM's home!!!! What a great post, Goose! I love the pix - especially the ones of you and your MOM!!! Can't get enough of that one-on-one stuff!!!
    That blog post on the Coffee thingie was really heart-touching. You two were totally meant to be together!

  17. How great that your Momma is home from doing so many fun things "without you"! Just think, now you have her all to yourself again. You two must have really missed each other, but it's a great thing your Momma does with those kids. A small sacrifice on your part Goose. I loved your interview on Coffee With a Caninine. It made me tear up. :)

  18. Did your Mom bring you a stick home????? We bet you were so glad to see her.

  19. Yeah..yor Moms back :) What great photies. Yor poor Mom, sleepin on the floor.. Youz might have to gives her a massage Goose .
    Big Hugs
    Mollie xxooxx

  20. Well, you do seem more relaxed today at the day care. It must be because you got to sleep in your own bed last night. We are glad your mom is back too.

    Did you know that you and your mom are gonna stay with me next weekend while My Vickie goes away for a few days.

    I will miss her but I look forward to all the kong time I get with your human.


  21. We are so glad your mom is back now. We hope she either stays home awhile or else gets to take you next time!!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. Sounds like a wonderful retreat but we bet you are thrilled she is home
    Benny & Lily

  23. Looks wonderful, but I am certain she missed you like crazy!!

    Your pal, Pip

  24. I agree with Frankie Furter that your mom must've missed you a lot because she took pictures of your favorite things in the world...sticks! I hope your mom takes you next time and shows you how much fun it can be to sit in a kayak while she does all the paddling!

  25. Your mom is one inspiring woman. So great of her to take time with the teens. And nice of you to share.

  26. Oh Goose we love the pictures. The sunsets and sunrise. Lee's grandmother always said that she would be looking at the sun setting and if Lee looked from where ever she was they would be together. Memories Goose.
    Thanks for being my friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  27. Great pics of the kids and the sunrise :D
    Oh Yah Goose, Next year YOU are going to camp! And you need to get a's scary at first, but if I can do it, (biggest scaredy-cat, mamma's boy ever) YOU can do it!


  28. Wow, fabulous photos. It does look like your MOM had a great time. Maybe next time she can get one of those cabins that lets you stay too, Goose! Then you can go kayaking with her :) Or, maybe Bert can stand in for you on that one...

  29. I can't believe your mom didn't even score a bed to sleep on! She's a trooper alright! I'm also glad she is home where she belongs - with you mate!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  30. Howdy Goose, glad your mum is back where she belongs, with you! Great photos and we hope you get to go next time. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  31. YAYYAYAYAYAYAY Goose we have missed you and your mom too!!
    We hope you had a nice time at Bert's. Your mom took some beautiful pictures of the sun setting and rising and what a fine looking group of young people. I get they all love you to bits.

    So who missed who the most you or Mom? I know the answer...Mom's always miss us.
    hugs your BFFF

  32. Oh Goose! Yous looks so happy to bes with your Mommy! Me is sure she missed yous MORE than yous missed her! We had teenagers before they growed up and lived on their own and teenagers is - well mercurial to say the least!
    Kisses to yous and your Mommy

  33. Glad you mom is back!!! Like your wonderful pics!!!

  34. Beautiful pictures. Still can't understand how your mom had fun without you and sleeping on the hard floor!

    the brown dawgs