Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SWEET RETREAT

My church had their Womens Retreat this past weekend, and I was so blessed to have been able to go. Jesus met us there and let me tell you, He did a work in our hearts!! If you've never been to one, I want to encourage you to go. It's such a wonderful time to be refreshed in the Lord, and to be away from the distractions at home.

I was so glad to have had three of my friends be my "roomies." I think that makes a HUGE difference at a retreat. I was prepared to whoever they had me in a room with, but was so thankful that I was in a room with my good friends.

On the way there, my friend had to pull over twice because I was getting car sick. Yes, I'm that sensitive to other peoples driving. We got there Friday afternoon, and we were able to relax in our room before dinner.

The weather was GORGEOUS, and surprisingly I hardly took ANY pictures! The beach was literally our backyard, but we didn't go there at all. During our six hour break on Saturday, we all dedicated an hour to ourselves with the Lord, and then we drove to Chili's for lunch, and headed over to the movies to see 2012. Great movie by the way! After the Saturday evening message, we went back to our room and played a competitive game of Pictionary!

After the Sunday morning session, we checked out of the room and headed home. I was so excited to see my family. I missed them so much! My husband did an awesome job with the kids, and they even made it to the first service at church!


Here's the view from our parking lot. There were many different buildings, but our room was behind that building on the left.
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This was the dining area where all the meals were served.
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This is what we had for dinner that first night. The salmon was so moist! It melted in your mouth.
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Another view of Asilomar
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Pam, Christina, and Mary. The two women on the right were my roomies.
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This was the building we all met at to listen to the special speakers.
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This deer was so close. It was literally next to the passenger side of the car. It didn't flinch at all when we were next to it. I was actually scared it was going to try to jump in the car!
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I'm looking forward to the next retreat!!

38 comments:

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

what a beautiful location for a retreat!
Love Collette xxx

Laurencita said...

Yes, attending retreats refreshed us in our spiritual life. You have a nice place for that occasion.

Pilar said...

It sounds like you had a great time. Even if you missed your family I think things like this are a great way to get "refresh". Need to try it once :)

That salmon DID look good.

Missed you while I was away :)

Buckeroomama said...

That sounded and looked divine (no pun intended!).

The salmon looked really delish... and I just had my dinner! :)

Stacy said...

I'm glad you had a blessed time!

I can't wait until of next retreat comes around:)

Kimberly said...

I'm so glad you had a good time. It looks like a beautiful place to get closer to God. :)

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful place to spend some time with wonderful lady friends. Isn't that a blessing to be kid-free in a gorgeous place with spirit-filled women!?

The salmon looks delicious. I'm hungry already this morning!

Always a Southern Girl said...

Alicia, what a wonderful way to spend a weekend, with good friends and special time with God. You're very blessed to have such good friends and such a great church.

Have a great week,
Renee

He & Me + 3 said...

what a wonderful thing for you to be able to do. I hope that you are able to go every year...how refreshing.

angie said...

Sounds wonderfully spiritual. What an incredible opportunity for you!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That place looks gorgeous! I'm glad you had a wonderful time! I get car sick pretty easy too....I think that is why I drive a lot when we go places:)

Kathy C. said...

Alicia, I'm so glad you had a nice, refreshing time at the retreat. It looks like a wonderful place and the food! Wow! :)

Chris said...

im glad you had a great time!

Robyn said...

Glad you had a Blessed time, it sounds wonderful execpt for the car sick stuff. I to get car sick very easy. I have to be in the front seat and have air while going anywhere!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so glad you had a blessed time! That is wonderful! Did the kids survive without you? Kaish and Gary just barely made it without me :) Or so they say! I missed them too! I cried one time.

Sara said...

Aww, you totaly deserved that little getaway! Glad you had fun!

Lauren said...

That sounds wonderful!! I am so glad you had such a wonderful time!! That salmon looks amazing!! (( I am drooling a little bit)) :P

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Man- I am so sorry about the car sickness. That is no fun. But is sounds like GOD made up for that many times over!

Deborah Ann said...

What a beautiful place to enjoy the Lord's presence! Wish I was there. The salmon looks delish!

jen@odbt said...

Welcome back. Sounds like it was a great retreat - good for the soul.

Pam said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. SOunds like a great weekend.

Jac said...

It sounds like such a wonderful time!! Your photos are gorgeous as well! That salmon has my mouth watering.

Jac @ www.wuzzlemakesthree.com

Shay said...

I was saved at my first womens retreat this year!
Im glad you had a blast, god is great!

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely place!

Carin said...

I am so happy for you! I know it must have been a wonderful and refreshing time.

Momisodes said...

So glad to hear you had a great time! Looks like it was a wonderful retreat.
p.s. I totally get car sick when other people drive, too.

Susie said...

That sounds like a GREAT time:-)

Denise said...

Sounds very nice.

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Looks and sounds wonderful... what a great way to begin the holiday season with a time of growth and reflection.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Sounds like fun! I love women's retreats. They are always a wonderful time to reconnect with our Heavenly Father and ourselves...not to mention other women. Glad you had a great time my friend! You deserve it!

joanofalltrades said...

Looks like a peaceful place. I've never been to a retreat but I really want to go on one. I almost thought you were going to say you were pregnant when you mentioned car sickness;) Bravo to hubs for holding the fort down while you were gone!

blueviolet said...

How absolutely wonderful, Alicia!

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the retreat. I can understand not taking a lot of pictures. Sometimes it is better to just be in the moment and not feel that you have to document it.

Muthering Heights said...

What a LOVELY place! It sound like a nice trip, carsickness, crazy deer, and all!

Ms. Latina said...

WOW! It sounds like you had an amazing time. Thats great! The last pic with the deer reminded me of that movie, "Are we there yet?" Where the father is attacked by a crazy deer LOL

ocmist said...

I love going to Christian Women's Retreats, though I seldom get to go overnight because of health and sleeping issues, but I've joined our groups during the day when they've been close enough.

I have a problem (and have since I was little) with Motion Sickness, too, but it is SOOO MUCH better now that I've found Bonine (or Dramamine 2-- Meclazine is the drug that's in it) I only take 1/2 of one and it lasts all day. I get a good 10 hours of travel if needed, but then I get really sleepy after that, but at least now, I get to actually SEE things and the beautiful country we are driving through. Linda from Corgi Country

mimi said...

I feel ya....I get car sick too. What a beautiful setting. I'm so glad that everything went well! It sounds like a wonderful retreat!

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous setting! You guys lived high class and look at that food...wow!