Wednesday, October 31, 2007

RETREAT - Part 1

I know, I know...seeing as how it IS the 31st, I should be writing about the Chili Party that I just got home from, and posting pictures of my girlies in their adorable costumes.. :)
However, I am not organized enough to do that quite yet. I did, however, finally get some pictures posted from my Women's Retreat. This was year four for my friend Christy and I - four years of attending the North Phoenix Baptist Church Women's Retreat together. It's so amazing to look back and see what God has done for us in the past four years. Although we've gotten to know some of the other ladies from previous retreats, the focus of the retreat remains primarily time with God and time with each other. We stayed up until 2:30 a.m. talking the first night, and 1:00 a.m. talking the second night (cmon' often do I get uninterrupted time to talk??)
When we weren't enjoying the amazing food (the I didn't have to cook - thank you Lord!) or being refreshed by the speaker and Bible study sessions, we were talking...and occasionally sleeping (we took an hour and half nap on Saturday)
It was SOOO wonderful, but so fast! Before we knew it, our weekend was over and we were heading back down to the Valley. I am thankful to report that my Braxton contractions remained at a minimum and that the weekend was indeed a retreat.I'll post a little more about the speaker in my next post.. for now, enjoy these pictures! :) - P.S. A HUGE thank you to my Sisterchicks for all of their prayers that covered the weekend.

Here's Christy and I spending some of our afternoon free time with our friend Christina.:)

And here is an o-so-attractive shot of me looking like a small brown cow with my big ol' belly - still having fun though!

On Saturday night there is always a Theme Party. This year it was a Princess Party based on the retreat theme "The King & I" :)I actually found a dress that fit me (one of my sister's old prom dresses that *expanded* in the back) and Christy borrowed this beautiful Renissance dress. Christy's Mom, Jan, took the cake though, dressing like the jolly Queen of England herself!

Last,but not least, here's a picture of Christy and I with our "host" of the evening, one of our ladies dressed up like Yule Brenner - the KING of Siam
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Lindsay said...

Wow! It looks and sounds like you both had a very special time! I am jealous of your girls getaway. ;) The pics are awesome! You go girls belly and all! :) Looking forward to hearing more!

Tracy said...

You do not look like a brown cow!! I think that is a nice picture of you and Christy!! And I loooove the look so cute in a fancy dress with a baby bump!!

Brandie said...

Wow, the whole THEME party thing is VERY well done! That is amazing...speaking of amazing - look at you gorgeous in your ball gown! Ella would definitly say that you are a princess - then she would start spinning around in circles because that's what princess do at balls.
I'm so glad that you were able to go and that you had a wonderful and relaxing time.