April 25, 2011

Couple's Conference 2011

Our church co-hosted a couple's conference in Lancaster, PA last weekend.  Dr. S.M. Davis was the speaker.  We were really excited about this first ever event when it first came up in February.  However, as things became busier and busier in the last two weeks, my enthusiasm dwindled.  By the time we were to pack to go all seven had kids had been and were sick with one or more of fever, cough, cold, sore throat, runny noses, vomiting and even a case of chicken pox.  I must admit, I did not want to go.  But I did.  And  we were both glad for it.  We agreed we enjoyed the three days of preaching and fellowship even more than our cruise and stay in Miami.  I took a shameful small amount of pictures for the weekend... but I want to remember it just the same.

The kids waving goodbye from the hill on Thursday afternoon. 
We had a few good laughs about being assigned a room with two beds at a marriage retreat.  The accommodations were very nice.
Dinner with some friends after the session Thursday night.  We enjoyed lots of time to visit and catch up with this couple.
After our session on Saturday evening, we were too beat to even think about dinner.  We ended up curling up in bed with room service.  Which, unlike many room service meals... was worth every bite.
Saturday morning after breakfast at the smorgasboard.  I had to use that word.  Being from Maryland, this is a funny concept to us and we loved hearing our Maryland raised Pastor say it every chance he got.
Another couple we have been close friends with for many years. We have seen each other through a lot of trials and blessings since we met in 1998.
If you are looking for a real blessing and some ideas to make a great marriage even better, you can check out Dr. Davis's marriage series at his website.

Thanks to Pastor Jonathan for a blessing... we're looking forward to next year???

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