Sunday, February 9, 2014

Couples Retreating

This past week, we were able to go on a marriage retreat that is put on by the chaplains for military couples. It was pretty last minute and I was amazed Victor was able to get off work. Normally I don't think I would have cared to go (excluding the fact that it's all completely paid for and takes place at one of the beautiful resorts on the island), but this retreat was led by one of the LDS chaplains and was just for LDS couples, so it was nice to openly discuss gospel principles as it applies to strengthening marriages. 

^^wish I had this view everyday^^

^^Victor getting excited about my baby/fat bump^^

^^at this Japanese resort, they push two beds together to make a giant super bed! I loved it^^
 We had a lot of fun with our friends Anna and Logan. Of course the hotel provided pj's and board games so we had a pajama party jenga playing game night.

So what did I learn at this marriage retreat? Well, I realized yet again from various personality tests that I am strong-willed and stubborn (also "emotionally independent" and "socially selective." hmmm... pretty true) while Victor is peaceful and basically a saint for marrying me ha ha.

But for reals. It really was a good reminder of how lucky I am to have a husband like Victor. We came away with things we can do better, and we talked a lot about our hopes and dreams we have individually, as a couple, and for our future family. It's just such a blessing that we want the same things in life, and that we are willing to support each other in personal hopes and dreams. I'll stop this mushy stuff after I say that I am so happy to have Victor. We are blessed.

And yeah, the free food and hotel stay were pretty sweet too. It was a nice little mini getaway so we're glad we went. We're getting pretty good about getting the gov to pay for our vacations ;)


  1. What a neat opportunity! Perfect before a little one joins your family

  2. Hahahaha. I would totally be strong-willed and stubborn too. And so would Brad. So basically, I'm sure they would advise us to get divorced immediately or suffer for eternity.

  3. I see no baby bump. :( And those hotel provided pj's are pretty hideous, but awesome. Seems like a fun getaway to me!

  4. You guys should have joined us for Couples Retreat in Costa Rica! I'm sure you could have figured out a way to make it happen. ;)