Family Reunions and Retreats

Monday, June 13, 2016

Father's Day is coming up..need any gift ideas?

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Get him his own "stache" of favorite candy and/or snacks.

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For rosie to give nathan, with photo of them both from the wedding:
 This My Dad Rocks frame is the perfect DIY Father’s Day Gift that dad could proudly display on his desk at work.  The items required can all be purchased at your local dollar store so it is the perfect budget friendly gift as well.
Or a neat frame with a special picture.... ----  Father's Day gift.  Sheet music from our Father Daughter Dance and a picture of our first dance in a picture frame. *I printed the sheet music onto a piece of transparent paper and then placed the picture behind it.  I also used a floating glass frame.:
How about something unforgettable... the lyrics to the song you danced to at your wedding with your dad, WITH the picture. So sweet!

A few more fun ideas:

Dad You Are My Father Coffee Mug - gift for dad - father's day mug - dad mug - funny mug - MG353: Birthday Cake Gift: fun gift for a teen. Add a movie and microwave popcorn for a movie night gift!: 15-MINUTE FATHER’S DAY SOCK BOUQUET
Questions on what this is? A sock bouquet! Super original!

DIY Father's Day Card:
*DID THIS FOR MY DAD BUT WITH HIS FAVORITE NONALCOHOLIC BEER! His Eyes lit up like a kid on christmas :)   Father's Day Super Dad Pop Box Set - 6:

Friday, May 27, 2016


We are so excited about our brand new sign at the entrance of the property! What do you think?!

Monday, May 23, 2016

The High School Prom was a SUCCESS!

Look at all the amazing work this high school did! They had horse-drawn carriages bring the students from their school (down the street) to our lodge, had dinner in our lodge using our huge dining area and commercial kitchen to make the dinner ahead of time and then walked up to our gym, close by, which invited them into a magical world of fairy tales. It looked fantastic! And from the sounds of all the students, they not only enjoyed themselves at the dance in the gym, but also out by the pond where the trees were lighted and boat rides were given. Very well done! Way to go Garden Valley!


Monday, April 11, 2016

Family Recipe Book

At our last family reunion one of our family members put together a cook book full of family recipes! It was great because we now had the key to making grandma's amazing pie in OUR home or Aunt Gina's notorious fruit salad! Here is a website that show's how you can put one together for YOUR family! Click on the picture below.
Here's an easy tutorial for compiling a family recipe book. You want to create a family recipe book so you can pass down treasured recipes. This post also includes ideas for FREE printables you can add to your family recipe book.:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Weekends full of fun!

This last month has been full of fun filled weekends for us at River Canyon Retreat! We've had a couple of birthday using the lodge and one using the gym with our bounce houses! We've also had True Pearce, a professional 3-gun shooter and an Idaho attorney come and teach an Enhanced Concealed Carry Class on March 26th. We had a great turnout! Lots of educating and lots of shooting at the gun range just down the road from us (another plus to coming to our retreat).
We hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather! Time for all the outside fun to begin! And just fyi, the blue and green slide you see in the picture above is a WATERSLIDE! If you'd like to rent it and you live in the Boise County area, great! We'll bring it to you! Or any of the other bounce houses. Give us a call if you're interested in renting or coming to our facility!

Friday, April 1, 2016

This site has some great ideas for food, games, and activities for the family! Especially all of the food bars!
Family Reunion Ideas. You cant help but bond when you are eating marshmellows with peanut butter and nutella together!:

Monday, March 28, 2016

It's not what We have in life, But who we Have in our life That matters | Summer made this with

We hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break and Easter with their families! We sure did!