The weekend of December 4th-6th was our annual Family Retreat. Everyone arrived and checked in at Inn on Baron’s Creek then gathered in the conference room for orientation and dinner. After dinner it was up to main street for the parade. In case you haven’t guessed, we always schedule the Family Retreat to coincide with the parade. This was the first time in Fredericksburg for some of our guests and others had never seen a lighted parade. Chairs had been set up in front of the Nimitz Museum for the families. If claps and cheers are any indication, everyone really enjoyed the parade. There were several comments about how nice it was to see several nativity scenes on floats.
Saturday all met back in the conference room for an exercise in the 5 Languages of Love. After lunch everyone was free to go ice skate, visit the museum, explore main street or just hang out. During dinner there were drawings for gifts ranging from CDs to Gift Cards to Pray Shawl (every family received an adult gift and one for a child). Then Sunshine the clown arrived to entertain the kids (both big and small).
WWAN thanks Angel Chefs who not only donated all the food but prepared and served it. Also, it was really great to see a couple of families who haven’t been here in a while.
We had good weather, Old Friends, and made some New Friends. What more could you ask for?
All photos from the event can be seen in the “Family Retreat” album.
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