The foyer had some old style hats and canes......it was too tempting to just leave them hanging all weekend.
Friday night was all party and fun.
Saturday we did our retreat material from about 10am to 3:30pm with just a lunch break. It was all very good.
For about half that time, we broke into groups of guys and girls, which has become something we really like doing on retreat since we don't do that during the year at our monthly meetings.
We had a great dinner....
ate way too many snacks.....
We headed to bed about 1am with a wake up time on Sunday of about 7:30am to get ready for 8:45 mass.
This year we added something new to our weekend.
Each of the 4 couples took a certain time to lead the group in some sort of prayer or reflection. One couple had Friday evening, one had Saturday morning and one the evening, then the last one had Sunday morning.
Our Friday couple led us all in the rosary.....
On Sunday, after mass and breakfast, we sat one last time together while our 4th couple played 2 Christian songs that they felt were like prayers to them and talked about how, even when we're busy and driving in the car, a simple song on the radio can become our prayer.
It was such a great variety of ideas that we may just stick with doing the same things and make it a part of our retreat tradition.
Needless to say, we had a great time! This has become such an important group of friends to us and we are so grateful for all of them.