The past week has been a total whirlwind for me between my trip in Colorado and also being away this past weekend. The hubs & I went to a marriage retreat in Hartford, Connecticut for the weekend as a last little trip before baby. I realized I’ve been in four different states in the last seven days. Nuts! It’s good to be home now, though!
Anyway, our weekend was pretty nice despite some issues with more snow.
The view from our room wasn’t too shabby.
The retreat was from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. Friday night we got introduced to the facilitators & other couples and did the first few sessions of the class. The class went over Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages (we love this book), the Myer’s-Briggs Type indicator personality testing, conversation techniques, & intimacy.
After our time on Friday, we went out for a late dinner at The City Steam Brewery Cafe. Since it was so late, we opted for a bunch of appetizers to share instead of a full meal.
We got crispy shrimp (amazing), chicken skewers, sweet potato tater tots, & onion frizzles (basically small onion rings). It was all really good.
Hubby also got a flight of beer samples.
I am, of course, forever jealous. 2 more months!
Although the next day was Valentine’s Day, we didn’t do anything Valentine’s Day-y for each other. We both realized we forgot our cards/gifts at home. Kind of lame! We are planning to celebrate a little bit tonight instead.
We had some extra time that day though, so we went to the gym. I love going to the gym, but I love even more to go with my husband. I just think working out together is fun.
I did this quick full body circuit & then a 10 minute incline walk.
This was the first real workout I’d had in a week. It felt so good! It definitely get me breathless pretty quickly being in the 3rd trimester, but I can still totally do this.
After that, we got ready to go to dinner at the hotel restaurant.
I got teryaki chicken with rice & broccoli and my husband got pork chops with homemade apple sauce, broccoli, & mashed potatoes. We had tiramisu and cheesecake for dessert, both of which were really good.
Our retreat was supposed to go until Sunday at noon, but because of the impending storm (is this a weekly thing now, New England?!) they cut it short since people had traveled from all over to get to the retreat. We were a little bummed that we missed out on half of the sessions, but we ended up staying that night anyway. It gave us extra time to be completely alone (no dog!) and just focus on us.
We were expecting our drive home to be awful.
We read that driving would be nearly impossible, possibly white out conditions. There were parts of the four lane highway that had just barely one lane plowed and it was windy, but as soon as we got back into MA the roads were fine. We made it back okay and were definitely glad to have stayed the whole time.
Although our Valentine’s Day wasn’t very traditional and it didn’t really feel like the typical holiday at all, I’m glad that my husband and I take investing time into our relationship seriously. We didn’t go to this retreat because there’s something wrong with our marriage. We go to make sure there never is!
This week, I hope to catch up in the blog world. I seriously didn’t read any blogs last week because I was either traveling or trying to fit my 5 day work week into 2.5 days. I know I owe some of you guys emails too. I’ll get there!
Questions for You:
- How did you celebrate or not celebrate Valentine’s Day?
- Can you drive in the snow?