Someone asked me about the retreat that I go to.
This is a scrapbooking retreat that runs twice a year, Spring and Fall. I started this retreat back 2002 or 2003 ( I don't actually remember at this moment). My sisters and my cousin were talking about how much fun it would be to have a scrapbooking retreat at our Church camp. So, we looked into it, and decided to go for it. At the first retreat we had 24 ladies (our facilities held 32), which we considered a huge success. Everyone loved it so much, we decided to run it twice a year and it quickly grew to 32. At one point we booked another winterized cabin and we went up to 38.
From the retreat we decided to start our weekly girls week and hit the road. We book a big house somewhere different every year and set up our scrapbooking stuff and spend the week scrapbooking and touring. There's 20 ladies that go on this vacation every year.
A year ago I decided to give up the reigns of the retreat as my attention was being drawn away to the scrapping vacations. My cousin, Carol, and my friend, Pat, now run the retreat.
So, now I get to continue to attend the retreat, and, as I said to Pat, I feel helpless (because they insist I just relax and enjoy) and free. It's nice to be an attendee.
So, I will leave here shortly to pick up a couple of girls, and we are going to spend the day shopping and going for dinner before we check into the Scrapping Cabin.
Ahhhhh. I'm really looking forward to this. I'm so fortunate to have a husband who recognizes my need to take these times for myself and to spend time with my friends, and encourages me to do so. (maybe he just feels sorry for me living in a houseful of boys.)
Before I go, here's a recent layout I did. It was a scraplift out of one of the Creating Keepsakes Magazine, and they had the guitar template on their website. I really love how it turned out.
This is the Halton Junior Jazz Band last year. They had a final get together and pool party at one of the family's homes, and the kids pulled out their instruments in the garage for a jam session. It was very cool.