...guess lots of you have been waiting for me to post some pics from my fun, scrappy weekend at
Bird River Bible Camp! (april 14 - 18 )
i was asked by a fellow scrappin' friend to come join her Scrappy Chicks with my store for a weekend retreat!
it was a smaller, more personal crop ( just what i LOVE! ) and it was indeed most enjoyable!
my mom came along with me to this one and i was happy for her company!
we had some snow overnight friday night and all day on and off, flurries and windy on saturday...but that didn't stop me from being optimistic for Spring and wear my flip flops all weekend long! HA!
...i had left my camera back at home with mike to video courtney's dancing at her competition on saturday that i was not going to be at! so i had brought courtney's camera along with me, not realizing that the wrong date was showing on the camera until it was too late...oh well...
this was the main lodge we stayed in...dorm style bedrooms with bunk beds ( one set to ourselves ) and they were actually quite comfy too! ( bringing your own bedding made it feel more like home! )
and the cropping area was right off the bedrooms!
we also had a full kitchen available right in the lodge so making coffee, tea or bringing along food was always available for snacking!
...me at work...
...mom at the mini album class i tought in the dinning hall...
...this is jackie and chris. she was our hospitality hostess and director, and her husband chris was a FABULOUS chef for the weekend! they are from florida and came to this camp in manitoba on a year long mission work and will be returning to florida in may...( chris told me discovering driving on black ice this winter was a scary highlight of manitoba winters - aside from experiencing -45 temperatures! -no doubt! )
...and here's just a peek at some of our awesome meals this weekend...
...SEE!!!!???? told ya i was staying optimistic for spring!
...mom and i ...
...mom chillaxin' while i loaded up the SUV to come home...
this first one i did for my Kelly Purkey online sketch class and it really got me inspired and motivated.
i was soooooo lost in my creations this weekend...just awesome to feel so productive, it doesn't happen very often!
but the kids and i went up for a visit after school on the 20th and stayed to have dinner with them. after dinner, they both had a little musical production for them! they hadn't heard courtney play her saxophone yet, and she included Loch Lomond in her playlist...so proud of my kids!
I am sooooo absorbed in this season...i think because i have just loved James since auditions and I immensely enjoy watching him perform and grow as an artist and soooo happy for him and his progress and achievements.
seriously. there hasn't been one thing that i haven't enjoyed by him yet.
Durbin, you rock!!! keep it going!