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Traditions, Girls Night and a Vision Retreat

Wow! It’s already February! We enjoyed a full but fun January. How did your January go? Today is my monthly Friday Favorites post where I share my five favorite things from the previous month. Traditions, Girls Night and a Vision Retreat are just a few of my favorite things from this past month. Read on to see what my other favorites are.



I love traditions because I enjoy looking forward to similar experiences each year. The beginning of this month was packed with many traditions. First, we enjoyed our traditional New Year’s Day dinner at Cheddar’s which was a new restaurant that we really enjoyed.

The next day, we enjoyed making cookies with our friends. In the past couple of years, we have made gingerbread cookies. This year we decided to make cut out cookies. Super yummy!

One more tradition that we packed in at the beginning of the month was Weishaupt & Corbin Christmas. We have done this Christmas celebration for the last several years. Jonathan and Aimee are some of our close friends and we love having our families grow together.


Traditions, Girls Night and a Vision Retreat


Girls Night

Over Christmas break, I thought it would be fun to go see Mary Poppins Returns. So, I organized a Girls Night and invited several friends. We ended up having a very fun group and enjoying dinner at Hacienda. Next, we headed over to see Mary Poppins Returns. Oh, my goodness, the movie was AMAZING! I smiled so much throughout the movie. It was very well done! If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it.

 Traditions, Girls Night and a Vision Retreat


New Recipes

On January 7, Jonathan and I started a program called FASTer Way to Fat Loss. We are part of a group with an amazing coach that is helping us to learn about intermittent fasting and carb cycling. It has been so much fun! My favorite part of this has been all the new recipes we are trying. One of my favorites is called Low Carb Crustless Taco Pie which is low carb, high protein and absolutely delicious. Click HERE for the recipe.

Traditions, Girls Night and a Vision Retreat



Refuel is a conference for Worship Leaders held at Bethel College every January. It is always an amazing time to be refreshed and refueled as a worship leader. The workshops and speakers are so encouraging. I also love the time to connect with my teammates.

Traditions, Girls Night and a Vision Retreat


Vision Retreat

During the last weekend of January, I attended a Vision Retreat in Hocking Hills, Ohio that was hosted by my life coach. The Vision Retreat was an absolutely amazing experience! It’s hard to put into words what this weekend meant to me. God grew me in powerful ways and helped me to see myself as He does. I met incredible people, made precious new friends, and walked away with a clear vision for 2019. This coming year is going to be amazing!!

Traditions, Girls Night and a Vision Retreat


I hope you enjoyed reading about the five things I am grateful for this past month. It was fun writing about it all. How about you? What are you grateful for this past month? Please share about your month in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

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