Friday, November 13, 2009

Life in My World--Retreat Magic

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a glimpse of creativity

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Our annual fall scrapbooking retreat is being held at the Suncadia Resort.

The accommodations are wonderful (the kind where they turn your bed down at night, put a few chocolate covered mint sticks on your pillow, turn on the TV, and lay out a bathrobe for you).

The food is beautiful (mousse with chocolate stars, steaks with mashed potatoes piped onto a plate of gravy with steamed long green beans and carrots draped across the potatoes for contrast).

The scenery is incredible (winding road among pine trees, the golf course right out our scrapbooking room window with several head of deer grazing on it, and today it has even been snowing big, soft, fluffy, flakes--six inches worth).

The projects and pages are amazing (one memorable photograph I just saw is of a newborn baby, only minutes old, being held by her mother. A tear is rolling down the mother's cheek as she gazes at her new daughter).

The people around me are talented, friendly, funny and happy.

It's a great day to be in Suncadia. It's a great day to be scrapbooking (or sewing).


9 comments:

Julie said...

In just a couple of years I will be on your list and coming to these! It looks amazing!

Tiffany Fackrell said...

it all sounds really fun and amazing and then I look at that picture. It makes my head hurt, I would not even know where to start. I would sit there for hours and hours and hours feeling like I was being gobbled up by all things I would have know idea what to do with or even how to use. I don't think i would ever get anything done. Plus i am way too indecisive!

michelle said...

Ooh, I am so jealous! I haven't scrapbooked in quite awhile, but I so loved getting together with friends and making things. It sounds like a perfect weekend.

Kathy said...

OK, can I come even if I am not a scrapper?

Jill said...

I love the picture with all the supplies and snacks and all-around creative goodness going on! I haven't scrapbooked in years (basically since I started blogging) but loved going to crops and spending that creative time with a group of women.

Cali said...

Mom,

You and Deb are responsible for this wonderful time, and I cannot tell you how WONDERFUL it was. It just felt so good to be with other women. Elder Uchtdorf's "Create" Mormon Message keeps coming to mind. Thank You.

Cali

Miller Family said...

Once again, another successful retreat with many, many projects completed. You and Deb are amazing to keep this going. I look forward to this every year and I always feel so blessed when I am among such amazing women. Thanks to everyone who was there and made it such a fun and memorable time. All of you are just awesome!

Donna Chapin said...

Thank you for providing such a great atmosphere to create and wonderful place to build lasting friendships.

Alisa said...

what a dreamy weekend! The food tables always interest me at these types of gatherings. Almost more so than the project ...
I hope you felt productive!