Friday, March 02, 2007

Couples Retreat

Spouse and family ministries at the seminary sponsor a couples' retreat every year. We've been looking forward to it since we first heard about it, and everyone we've talked to who has gone in previous years has told us to make sure we sign up. We went out to dinner with the Summers' and Jacksons but unfortuntately didn't have our camera with us at the time. Next was a fun filled evening of ballroom dancing back at the hotel with a live band. They even taught us a few dance steps and Eric danced.. really well.
Our friends Tom and Cassie ended up looking like our twin couple for the evening, and we really hadn't planned to match. Rachel, between Cassie and I, is married to one of the band members and he is the worship minister at our church. We have all become good friends in our new Wilmore home.
Here's a little snapshot of the dance floor. It looks pretty sparse in this picture, but there were definitely songs when the dance floor was full.... of seminary students.... dancing. Does that seem strange to anyone else? Strange or not, it was a lot of fun and I think I've got Eric convinced to take ballroom dancing lessons someday.


Tom 1st said...

If you didn't intend on being our twin's, then why did you all call us the day before and ask what we were going to wear? Yeah, don't deny that you wanted to be twins with us....we won't deny that we wanted to be twins with you.

Robin said...

I thought the same thing: Seminary students? Dancing? And I didn't see any of you getting struck by Divine Lightning! Didn't we spend all of our undergrad years carefully avoiding dancing? Too funny. You all looked great!

Kim and Joel said...

You all look GREAT! It looks like it was a lot of fun! I love it-a SEM dance party! How fun. I may need to suggest that for North Park!

Jim and Jaena said...

You (both) look wonderful - very sleek and dashing. I would love to take ballroom dancing, but I'm not sure if IWU employees can. Guess I'll have to check the handbook or discipline...

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.