I just got back from my annual Road Sisters scrapping vacation. This year we went to the Jersey shore and it was wonderful. There were 19 of us this year and we stayed here:
I know, my mouth dropped too when we found this place. It was a 10,000 square-foot mansion with 9 bedrooms. It was huge! What a way to spend a week! (and it's the only time we could ever afford to rent a house like this when we're splitting the bill 19 ways!) We had the best time. I didn't get a lot of scrapping done (or at least not as much as I would have liked to) but I don't think I've laughed that much in a very long time. These ladies are the absolute best to go away with. Everyone gets along so well together and it's a real joy to have these girls as friends.
I've come to realize that I really need these girls times. I'm sure that many of you who follow my blog must think that I'm always off with the girls ... and I am. 4 times a year I go off - three times for a weekend, and once for a week. Living in a house of males really makes me appreciate the time I get with my girlfriends. I think it's what keeps me sane some days (OK, so maybe there's nothing that can keep me sane, but it keeps me in touch with my femininity.)
I have the best husband, too, who knows that I need this girl time (and scrapping time) and never complains about me going away (except maybe next week when I'll be off for one of the scrapping weekends ... again - it just so happened that they fell close together.)
Now that the boys are older and independent, I can finally go away without feeling guilty ... well, I still have guilt, but then I'm a mom. This year was the easiest yet because Spencer is away at school, Matt is driving and could drive himself to work, and Cameron takes the bus to and from school. They can cook and prepare the meals, and I didn't have to worry about arranging lifts to all their practises and rehersals. Matt did the grocery shopping, and did any lifts that needed to be done. It was great.
I'm looking forward to next year already.