Finally! Andrew and I have been looking forward to this weekend for ages! We have been so blessed by someone who provided a scholarship for us to be able to go to this retreat that is run by the fellowship group we go to at Grace Community Church. After work, Andrew and I drove down together to Newport Beach to the Hyatt which was hosting our conference. The drive was great, as the weather was just clearing up after some rain, everything was green and clean... Some traffic gave me the perfect opportunity to take some pictures along the way!
When we arrived we picked up our welcome package which included a book, some gift cards for local restaurants and the Starbucks, and our ultra-cool nametags ;) We went around exploring the hotel and caught a glimpse of the sunset before we headed off to get dinner.
For dinner we went to the Fashion Center and poked around, before settling on a burger joint in the food court. What a fun place Newport is!
Next, it was back to the hotel for the first session, and Rick Holland was the guest speaker. What a great weekend this is going to be!