It turns out those nerves were totally in vain. From the moment we piled into the car for the hour long drive to the hotel we would be staying at I felt completely at ease. As our time together went on it was clear we all had a purpose in being there.
Before we left on our trip I put together these little canvas memory journals for each us.
Nothing fancy and only a few pages with just enough room to record a thought or two.
I took a few pictures while we were there and printed them out on my home printer on inexpensive photo paper at wallet size as soon as I got home. They fit perfectly on the photo page.
I added a thought or two on the journal side and in less than a half an hour I have captured a few of my favorite moments from the retreat.
Sometimes I think we can over complicate memory keeping books. I have been guilty of this I know. I plan out these elaborate pages and wait to send out for my photos to be professionally developed and never get around to putting the album together.
Sometimes a quick snapshot and a few words is all it really takes to remind us of the special times in our lives.