This past weekend Micah and I went on a Weekend to Remember. It is a marriage conference put on by the Christian organization Family Life. We had a fun time at the conference. Micah and I felt like we already knew a lot of the information they went over, but it was a good reminder. We also really enjoyed the projects they had us do. They gave us a few assignments that we did and then discussed as a couple. It was a good time to try to understand each other better and strengthen our marriage before we become parents. We have heard that two thirds of couples go through some marriage problems after having kids. And we know that to be good parents we first have to have a good relationship with each other. The best way we can love our kids is to love each other.
It was nice to get away for a weekend. We stayed at the Hilton in Bellevue for Friday and Saturday. On Saturday night they have a date night so Micah and I decided to go to Cheesecake Factory, one of our favorite restaurants, and then we walked in a park for a little while (that is where we took the above picture). Then we went back to the hotel to do one of the projects before heading to bed (with a fire alarm thrown in for good measure). On our date night we enjoyed talking over some of the things discussed during our conference sessions. We talked about what expectations we have about being parents and what roles we want each other to do after Andy comes. We also talked about our upcoming move and how we are going to do that.
We feel very blessed to have such a great relationship, and we know that God has helped us be a better husband and wife. Micah and I enjoy learning new things and how to become a better spouse. We came away from this weekend feeling better prepared for becoming parents, and that our marriage has been strengthened.