Retreat!

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Hi Friends,

In between attending dear son’s big race last weekend, I got to go to an awesome women’s retreat at the Alyeska Prince Hotel with our church. We had fun gabbing, relaxing, eating and listening to a great speaker named Judy Reamer (www.judyreamer.com). Here is a short synopsis from her website of what she spoke on:

Don’t Juggle Your Junk (series)

Have you checked your “spiritual junk drawer” lately? Do you find it too much like your kitchen junk drawer at home – filled with various items you are not quite sure what to do with? Many of us have an abundance of JUNK cluttering our spiritual lives. What do you do with stress, confusion, fear, bad habits, or things that seem out of your control? These kinds of spiritual clutter can cripple vital relationships with God and others. In this dynamic series, Judy Reamer shares her humorous and insightful “Parable of the Kitchen Junk Drawer” to help discover and eliminate unwanted spiritual junk. The aim of this series is a simplified, submitted life.

It was time well spent!

Blessings,

Jackie

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Alaska Bucket List

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Hi Friends,

Monday has flown by for me.  How about you?

So, you know how you’re planning a trip to Alaska next summer, right?  Right.  😉  Well, you will want to visit The Bake Shop in Girdwood, Alaska, for sure!  The food and surroundings are fabulous and it’s less than an hour from Anchorage.  Plus the scenic drive along the Turnagain Arm {of Cook Inlet} is a beautiful bonus!

I am going to let the pictures do most of the “talking”, but I have to say that my favorite things to order are the delicious and savory soups (with a homemade roll), and their amazing BLTs!  But, really, I haven’t had a bad meal there ever.  If you’re not sure about the soup, just ask for a little sample.  They are happy to oblige.

And then there’s the flowers and the view.  Both are incredible! Not to mention hiking, biking and hang gliding right next door! {And of course awesome alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding in winter. }

So keep saving your pennies and put Alaska and The Bake Shop on your bucket list!

Joyfully,

Jackie
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Tuesday Tidings

Hi Friends,

I hope you had a good day!  Here’s my northern cottage view for this Tuesday. The hubby and I found this spot on our outing today.  So lovely.

I hope you have a restful night.

Joyfully,

Jackie

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I decided to add this collage as well. Three more of our views today…

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