Monday, February 11, 2008

Weekend get away!


I am home! I enjoyed a great weekend away. It was a fabulous weekend filled with lots of scrapbooking, girlfriend time, & lack of sleep :). There were 9 of us girls who went this year & we had a blast. We enjoyed music, movies, good food, sunshine, the 1000 piece puzzle, jokes, stories about our families, & staying up way too late. You would not believe the amount of scrapbook stuff that was toted up to the beach. We even had lap tops, printers, scanners & electronic die cut machines. We were high tech @ the beach. Eve & Debby did an amazing job planning all of the details, great & small. There was a scrapbook survival goodie bag @ each of our tables. It was loaded with candy, chapstick (homemade by Eve), band-aids, gum & a cute little quote on how you know you're a scrapbooker when... Then when we went to bed on the first night, there was a cute Valentine bag with a piece of choclate & Valentine candy on everyones night stand. Very sweet & very thoughtful. We had a little check list that was passed out. It had things to complete while scrapbooking. For each item completed (things like creating a page with hot pink on it, completing a Christmas page, scrapbook a page about you & your hubby, help someone learn to use a new tool, etc..) we received a raffle ticket. So through out the weekend, lots of prizes were given away. Denise & I ended up winning the grand prizes. They were cute scrapbooking totes/bags! I was able to complete 15 layouts this weekend. After my page a day in January & a weekend of scrapbooking, I have had my share of scrapbooking for a long while.

Some highlights & favorite memories/quotes for me during the weekend were:
-Having one of my best friends, Michelle drive up from the Bay Area (she is a wonderful friend & I miss her) it is was great to spend time with her.
- Eve sharing her story about her son & "Busting a Grumpy".
- Hearing about how Matt is related to our new propeht (2nd cousin 3 times removed or something along those lines)
-that Cornflakes can be used as a topping for all foods.
- Green jello with shredded cheese on a bed of lettuce(EEEEWWWWW)
- Denise needs to be a rep for Club Scrap, this girl loves their paper :).
-Homemade Tortillas
-My DJ bling from Eve & Debby. I was in charge of the music last year(keeping the music on & picking Cd's to play) & they brought my DJ bling from the dollar store this year-it was a crack up.
-Michelle was saying her prayers one night (@ about 2 am) & Denise comes in the room & says "what are you doing"? while giggling. Denise was wondering why Michelle was doing Yoga @ 2 am???
-Giggling @ 2 am(& not being able to stop) while listening to text messages that were sent as jokes- "what you doing"? "I'm calling you, ring ring". "I like ponies, do you like ponies"?

I know some of these are things you just had to be there for but I wanted to get them down so I would remember them.

It was an awesome weekend filled with fun, laughter & the things I love to do. I am looking forward to next year. John was amazing & took care of EVERYTHING while I was away. I know it was a crazy weekend for him but I am so grateful that he knows how important it is for me to get breaks from time to time. Thanks sweetie!

Thanks for the Memories girls, you are the best.

8 comments:

katie said...

I'm officially jealous. However I'm glad you're back. We've missed you. Good job John. You and Mike might make good contestants for "father of the year". Seriously, I think they're a lot alike. No worries when the mom is gone.

Stephanie said...

What an AWESOME weekend!! I would love to do a girlfriend's retreat somewhere, somehow. You must feel very refreshed and energized, especially from all of the laughter.

Denise said...

Very impressive slide show - but how did that picture of me, and my gut, get in there!!! You're pictures were great.

mmdeakin said...

AWESOME! You are such a sweetheart! Thanks for your nice comments. After our crazy morning here, I'm ready to go back! Thanks for all the great pictures!

Michelle

Lisa said...

Oh, I so want to do something like that. Looks like you guys are back in high school. So much fun!!!!! I love your bling bling picture and the sunset looked so beautiful.
I want to take a closer look at your layouts, they were really good. Well, when aren't yours. I had fun tonight at GT, it was short but so nice!! They are making me some cute tea cup die cuts. I can't wait to see them. I was hoping to watch them do it, but they were busy.

Danny & Stephanie said...

That looks like so much FUN! I am so glad you had such a great time away with good company. You deserve it. And a round of applause to John! What a nice hubby. Ok, so now I want to go.

Annie said...

How fun!! Katie and I are doing a 12 hour scrap on Saturday...I think that's all my brain can handle...baby steps to the whole weekend!!!

Keri and Corey said...

I soooo need one of those weekends. I had one a few years ago with my friends from utah, and hearing your post made me think about how fun it was. I just wanted to thank you for the cute gift you sent us for brodey! what a suprise!! I have been meaning to send you a real thank you note, but thought I should tell you before you thought I did not get it or was just rude. so thanks so much. I really don't know how you have time to be thoughtful, on top of everything else.... keri