Monday, November 16, 2009

Trip to Colorado

Brent and I joined Mom/Mike and Haley/Joel in Colorado Springs for a long weekend retreat. It was a marriage conference and parenting seminar sponsored by Focus on the Family. We stayed in a fancy hotel called the Broadmoor, ate wonderful food, heard some inspiring speakers, and enjoyed some time with family. It even snowed that last night we were there!

We went out for a nice dinner at one of the restaurants at the resort. It is a 5-star restaurant - and a really cool experience. It was little bit of a flashback to an old-school, old money type of place. There was live music and a dance floor with couples who actually knew how to dance! We ate incredible food and just enjoyed an entire evening together.

On Friday afternoon, we went to the Focus on the Family headquarters and took a behind the scenes tour. We had a great tour guide who shared a lot of personal stories and gave us an "insiders look" into the ministry there.
Focus has an absolutely incredible children's area. There is a 3 story slide, an old fashioned soda shop, dress up clothes with a stage to perform on, padded areas for toddlers, etc.

Brent actually got to sit in Dr. Dobson's seat where he does radio and television interviews!! How cool!

This was the first time in about 18 months that Brent and I had been away from both kids....and it was wonderful! Not that we didn't miss the little rugrats - but I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping all night, eating an entire meal while sitting down, not cooking those meals, taking a long leisurely shower, having complete conversations, and going potty by myself!!! Also, this was the first time in a long time that Brent and I were able to be "intentional" in our marriage and discuss new things and just spend time focusing on our relationship. It was a much-needed and much-appreciated trip!!!


  1. sounds AMAZING! what great pictures! so glad that you all had such a great time.

  2. AWWWWW! My mother heard about that seminar. It is a great oppertunity, we know some people who went and they said it was the best experience for there relationship. Hope you had fun.... I thought I was looking at Hannah's blog when I saw this because I saw a snowy picture! :) This is Brooke Hereth :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!