Weekend at Sandy Cove: Photo Diary

So last weekend I had the blessing (yes truly a blessing) of being able to attend my church's Women's Retreat!

Last week was a really, REALLY ROUGH week for me, and the little one.  We are going through some things as a family. Not something I'm ready to share with the world yet, but when I am, I'll make sure there is a positive ending to it all! Don't want to bring you guys all down right?

With the week I had, I actually ALMOST didn't make the trip! And if there was ANY reason AT ALL to go and be healed by this retreat, my week had every. single. one.

The one thing I really love to tell people about this group is that it's quite possibly the most genuinely nice group of people you will ever meet! You can tell when someone is really using their faith to express love as opposed to show off their faith.  Because of these people, I was able to reflect on my life, and gain a closer relationship with the God I believe in.

We had the most amazing speaker, Tracie Miles, from Proverbs 31 Ministries to help us "take off our masks" and live life without being brought down by guilt from past transgressions. To move on and take off on the right foot for the best of us, our families, our children, and also the people around us.  To be the best we possibly can with God's help of course! It was really inspiring!

Just to get into everything that was covered will have to take a few posts. So I'll start with a photo diary of where we stayed.  We were in North East, Maryland (no really, the town is called NORTH. EAST.) and just before you get to the resort you have to drive through this adorable little avenue, with with restaurants, antique shops and many small businesses...it was like Etsy in person...just wonderful. Then the resort itself was really just so nice and peaceful. I can't wait to go back and enjoy it with my daughter.

I was really blessed to have several great people to make it possible to be able to attend.  And if you guys are reading this, I am TRULY TRULY THANKFUL!!!!

On the road into the resort!

S'mores - utterly irresistible!

Dewy morning 
Best seat in the house.

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My lovely roomies!! Valerie and Angela!


A beautiful place to relax indoors with a nice cup of joe.

Riding through a really big storm! Couldn't have a better song come up!


  1. As an employee at sandy cove (I work in the dining room), it's a blessing to come online and see that we as a ministry have made an impact on our guests. You were a great group to serve, and it would be a delight to serve you all again.

    1. Anneliese! Thank you SOOO MUCH!! Each and every one of you guys were truly part of the amazing experience. I was always met with a smile and "Good Morning" or "Good Afternoon" and always walked away with a "God Bless You" the best thing is that you guys really mean it. Thank you again for all you do. Sandy Cove is a beautiful place, and I would definitely come by again and again!

  2. I'm glad you had such a wonderful experience with your trip! It's a good thing you went even when you weren't sure about going.

    1. Yes Sue....it really was. I am so glad I went as well. I probably would have been worse off if I hadn't !! So now I have what I need to keep driving on! :)

  3. beautiful photos! xx


    1. Thanks Alina! I love scenery photos :) can you tell lol.

  4. So glad you had a wonderful time at your retreat, Jen! Sandy Cove is just beautiful, especially at this time of year. A retreat is always a great source of replenishment for the soul. Bravo!

  5. I am a new follower and when I came across the post I could not resist commenting! Your photos are absolutely beatiful - the sun rising over the steps is perfectly composed and looks so serene and peaceful! Suonds like you had a great time on your retreat - looks like the perfect place to relax!


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