Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Weekend to Remember

Mike and I recently attended Family Life's conference for Married Couples (and engaged couples).  It is called A Weekend To Remember .  Thanks to our church - First Baptist Cleveland who gives this special time to the minister's at our church every other year.  Mike and I continue to go to this particular conference (although we could pick others), because it is always a great conference.  We have never been disappointed in the speakers, location, etc.  Family Life is a first class ministry who is committed to helping families keep Christ as the top priority in their lives. 
The conferences are located all over the United States.  We've been to a couple locations.  This year we decided to go to Charleston, South Carolina.  We just love this city.  On Friday we explored the city and here are some things we got to see:

Two Meeting Street Inn

This is where I really wanted to stay but they didn't have availability for the entire time we were in town! One day I am going to stay at this Bed and Breakfast!

Friday night before we went to the conference, we saw a couple get married in the gazebo at Battery Park.  This was their carriage!
We took a carriage ride but it was with quite a few couples!

I would most likely visit Battery Park a lot if I lived in Charleston!
Love it!

We saw families playing, photo sessions of a bride, children and about 16 members of a family- it was cute - they were all dressed alike.  The grandfather was just ready to get it over with. 

I love the homes in Charleston.

Homes we got to see on our carraige ride.  I highly recommend the Palmetto Carriage Company if you are in Charleston. 

I loved the Christmas decorations. 

The thing I look at the most is the gates, fences, lamps, etc.   I think this looks very enchanting!

Loved this gate........

but most of all loved what was inside the gate.  I could see myself sitting here to read.

Picture on South Battery.  While waiting on the Boat Parade we got to see lit up and with it's Christmas tree on.  It is a beautiful home. 

Yet another view of Battery Park!

Water view of Battery Park!

Favorite boat from the parade!
We also loved those on canoes and kayaks who came by first.  They came by yelling two things-
"Merry Christmas" and then would say "When we say row, you say Ho!"
So it was fun to hear Row, Ho, Row, Ho with all the others who had gathered to see the Boat Parade!
We also visited James Island County Park Festival of Lights at Folly Beach. It was AMAZING - so amazing that it will be a blog post all of it's own. 

So thankful for my hubby! I love him more and more each day.  I never knew 18 years ago (this month) when he asked me to marry him that it was possible to love him more than I did that day, but I do.  So thankful to God for the gift of this godly man.  I love you HB!