Friday, September 21, 2012

mother-daughter time

a few weeks ago, S and i attended a

 st.philomena mother daughter retreat.

it is a special weekend where we were to discuss the gifts of 

femininity, marriage and purity.


it was really such a fun weekend. i feel so lucky to have met the great group of women who put on this retreat. i also felt happy for S to have such a safe and supportive opportunity to learn all about growing up! i can't wait to take all of my girls on this retreat.

it was held in a nice resort in scottsdale. we went to sessions, had tons of delicious snacks, the girls got time to swim and hang out and the moms had time to chat.

S was hilarious. her reactions and responses were sweet and priceless. it was hard for her to sit still at times, but the talks were so great and thought provoking.

one talk had us thinking about the type of man she would want to marry
and what her deal breakers would be.

since S is not really into boys yet, she was having a hard time coming up with anything.

but after some thought, she said she would like to marry someone like her daddy.

i thought that sounded like a good choice.

a sweet girl from flagstaff came to tell us a story about her devotion to st. philomena. she even had a st. philomena relic!

here are all the girls that attended after our fancy banquet dinner. we met girls from all over arizona. the age spread was 11-15.

we got to attend and share a room with some of my fav people on the planet.
Y and i had a pretty good time too. staying up all night talking after the girls finally passed out. and i mean all night. it took a week to recover!!


susiek said...

Sweet. You are such a good mommy.

Anonymous said...

what a good thing to do. i love you both

jenna said...

so beautiful! i'm glad the weekend was a success :) what a blessing!

Yvette said...

Oh my goodness! That is sooooo sweet! I am so glad Naibe and I experienced this retreat. But all the fun and excitement came from being with you both! I hadn't laughed so much in such a long time! Sleep...who said we would sleep? too funny!