Friday, April 15, 2005

Retreat Weekend

What a week!  I have been so busy all week making wedding plans.  There has been so much to do.  A lot of it my parents are doing, and my sister Valerie and my niece Chelsea are helping also, so that takes a lot off my shoulders.  But there is still a lot I have to do.  Yesterday was fun.  I had a phone consultation with the organist and the music director (soloist) to plan my music for the wedding.  I am going to meet with them for about an hour this Tuesday to pick the final music selections for my wedding.  That should be fun!  And when I get back from the retreat this weekend I have to go select wedding flowers.

Ahh, the retreat!  John and I are leaving for an Engaged Encounter retreat this weekend.  They decided to do something different this year.  Instead of making it about how to communicate, we are making family trees!  I have no idea why.  We have to list birth, marriage, and divorce dates of relatives, all the way back to our great grandparents!  We also had to interview our parents about how they met and about the first years of their married life!

John got a call on his answering machine last night from the leaders of the Engaged Encounter.  It said that since the weather was so nice that we were going to have a large portion of the retreat outside of the retreat house!  They asked us to bring two lawn chairs, and walking shoes!  Now I have all kinds of things envisioned in my mind, lol.  Lectures in lawn chairs, and then a cross country hike or something, lol.  I know behind the retreat house is a massive expanse of woods because I have been to this retreat fascility before.  Well, I am not up for a walk in the woods.  I still have disability issues (fibro).  I was getting better but I pulled something in my back, and now the past couple of weeks I just scream out in pain it is so bad.  I hope I don't have to go on any walks in my comfortable walking shoes!  I will just have to decline!

Well, I guess I should go now.  I still have lots to do today, including calling the priest to ask him lots of wedding questions.  And I have to go with John and price the lawnchairs at Wal-Mart, lol.  At least I am packed.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! 


  1. It all sounds like so much fun Krissy.  How strange about that family tree thing, I have been asking a few journals friends if they wanted any research done (in England).  I joined a site where I found quite a few relatives but I accidentally joined for a year and do not want to waste that money.  I have done all mine so I was wondering whether to do a journal entry asking if anyone wanted someone looked up but I am worried I might get completely swamped.!!!!!

  2. You are getting excited!

  3. lindainspokane4/15/2005 9:24 AM

    this weekend sounds like it will be a lot of fun for the 2 of for the wedding, it really sounds like your plans are really coming along  well...i am very excited for u guys...i remember planning my wedding....a lot of hard work but so fun and almost everything turned out perfect...(one of the groomsmens tux didnt fit and the store we rented them from didnt get the right size to him until about 30 min before the at the lsat second we were scrambling to get the final pictures taken with everyone in them!) as time goes by if anything does go wrong u just look back and smile...thats what adds charcter to the wedding! have a great weekend...


  4. sarajanesmiles4/15/2005 11:09 AM

    Hope you and John have a fantastic time at the retreat this weekend Krissy.  Sounds like you've got everything under control for the wedding, it must be so exciting making all the arrangements.  Take care of your back - ouch! - bring walking shoes?  That does sound ominous!!
    Sara   x

  5. pixiedustnme4/15/2005 11:20 AM

    Sounds like this weekend will be great!  I hope you both learn a lot and have a wonderful experience.

  6. Have a fun weekend!

  7. jules196420014/15/2005 2:06 PM

    have fun with the wedding plans and have a nice weekend..........Jules xx

  8. Sounds exciting....maybe they won't have you hiking too much!  The retreat sounds nice.  Hope you let us know how it went.

  9. Wishing you a fun filled weekend.
    Sylvia x


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