So each year we have been blessed to be able to take a vacation just the two of us! It is much needed time to rest, relax, and fall in love all over again.
We have done different things each year one year we travelled to Milwaukee, WI. Another year we spent a few days in Wisconsin Dells in late fall with beautiful fall foliage!
Last year we ventured up to Copper Harbor, MI.
And this spring we headed off to Chicago's Magnificent Mile for a long weekend!
We visited a few sites, spent time walking and enjoying spring weather! Enjoying each others company. We visited the Museum of Science and Industry, The Willis Tower Sky Deck, and did a lot of shopping! We ran through a few raindrops and navigated our way through the "windy" city!
Most importantly for us we spent time talking to each other. On our past vacations we have adopted a few things from Jimmy and Karen from "Marriage Today"
We have read a lot of the books they have written on these special weekends together!
We also make it a point to listen to there podcasts on iTunes! They are AMAZING!
One of the take home points from there books is a "Vision Retreat" Where you take time to step back look at your lives and pray and ask God why did you put us together? What is your vision for us? What is your vision for our family? Coming together we work through any points of stress or arguments we may be dealing with but we come at it from the perspective of "what is God's plan?"
It is an AMAZING weekend.
The time that would be great anyways becomes even more precious to us because we are seeking GOd's will for us, for our children, and primarily for our marriage!
Each year we look forward to this time. I spend time praying for our vacation before we leave. To pray that God would guide our time together to mold and shape us into His children!
If anyone is interested this book
Mountaintop of Marriage
Is like a guide book for a "Vision Retreat" It walks you through the process! Tells you what to prepare before your weekend away!
A few of our other favorites....
We are also super thankful for our wonderful family who is excited and willing to take on our kids while we are away! Creating a completely worry free weekend knowing the girls are well taken care of!
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