Sometimes our projects end nice and quietly. This month finished with a bang! This past week has been jam-packed with so much goodness, I hardly know where to start. So I guess I’ll start at the beginning!
Sunday we drove up to Yukon to worship with our friends Pam and Eric. It was lovely to celebrate the third Sunday with them, and then we enjoyed some delicious Japanese Curry and lots of good conversation!
Yea for catching up with friends from our ‘previous lifetime’!
Monday was a workday, of course. These three ladies painting bunk beds with brown oil-based paint need to take all kinds of precautions!
That evening we were invited to join the staff for a Christmas party! The food was amazing (all of the chefs’ specialties), and the evening wrapped up with a lovely time of caroling.
We even managed a festive group picture!
(We clean up pretty nicely, don’t we?)
Tuesday after work we ladies had a little crafty afternoon. Tammy, our fearless leader, does something called Chalk Couture. It reminded me of stenciling, but on a whole new level! Tammy had all the supplies and was an excellent teacher!
That evening we took our final trip to InterUrban Restaurant in Chickasha for their Tuesday $8 burger night.
Eight dollars. And crazy good!
We moved to another building and tackled another batch of bunk beds!
We got them all sanded and ready for stain.
And then it was time for more fun! We ladies took a classic “Ladies’ Day Out,” and headed into Chickasha for lunch and a bit of Christmas shopping. Great fun – and we ended the day with a visit to the Leg Lamp.
Because, why not?
That evening, we finally got over to The Ridge – a “fancy” venue that the camp uses for weddings and other small group events.
We had our final meeting at the Ridge and then ended the evening with some fun games. So lovely!
Today we left the bunkbeds behind and helped out with preparations for the upcoming Winter Retreat for the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree children. We were honored to be a small part of making Christmas special for those kids and to help them understand what being part of the family of God means!
See what I mean about Jam-Packed???
But just like that – our December project is over. We’ll be hanging around through the weekend, but the first of our team is already on their way home.
It was such a lovely month! We’ve made some great new friends, got to hang out with our buddies here at Oakridge (it’s one of the few locations we’ve returned to several times), and were able to help out with some long-overdue renovations*.
And got some bunks painted!
Thanks for stopping by!
*Update on the bathroom reno will have to wait until tomorrow. This is already Way Too Long!