last weekend we packed our bags & headed to a little cottage on the lake for our annual family retreat!
if you've been around these parts for any time at all, you know about our annual family retreat.
you can find a little bit more about our retreats of the past here.
when luke was just a tot, his parents decided to begin the tradition of family retreats.
we disconnect from distractions one weekend in january & reflect on the previous year. we then set new goals & intentions for the new year. the location changes based on our budget & calendar, but the goals are always the same - reflect & envision.
i believe the practice & yearly tradition of meeting together to celebrate another year of the good stuff & imagine what could be in the new year is a must for family unity. we discuss heavy topics together, laugh together, imagine together & cry together (i'm usually the only one crying. go figure!).
we slow down to just simply be together. we play games, share meals, journal, read, explore & nap.
today i thought i'd share some of the family goals luke & i have in mind for 2015-
financial family goals:
- build emergency savings account
- consolidate student debt
- purchase new truck
home project goals:
- clean out shed for luke's workshop space
- hang clothesline in the backyard
- restore hoosier cabinet in living room
- build permanent shelves in pantry
- expand laying flock
- continue selling farm produce during summer/fall months
- build garden fence
our family retreats allow us to process & set tangible goals to achieve during the year. it's amazing what can happen when we set aside time to envision the year together as a family.
do you have a family retreat tradition? what does goat setting look like for you as a family? i'd love to read your thoughts!