We had a wonderful time at the retreat. The hotel was beautiful and the weather was gorgeous. We sat out on the balcony to watch the sunrise and watch the boats coming and going. We also learned a lot - especially about communication which is not our strong suit as a couple.
Saturday night we went to the Shrimp Festival down at the beach and watched Quiet Riot in concert. They put on a great show! We also sampled shrimp and bought trinkets for the kids.
Sunday we took part in a recommitment ceremony performed by an Army chaplain. The husbands all gave their wives a long-stemmed red rose that was wrapped in a white ribbon. Then each couple had their picture taken.
Over all, we had a wonderful time. We know the areas we need to improve in and we are committed to making time to work on those things and talk through issues rather than avoid them. We also plan to have a getaway at least once a year from now on.