Good Afternoon (it will probably be evening by the time I get this finished)!
Today was literally the first day I have had a large enough span of time to sit down and get the pictures from retreat edited and it has taken me since 9 this morning (it's 3:30 now). My behind is numb and flat after that marathon but I promised myself that I would git 'er done today and so come hell or high water that's what's gonna happen!
Let me start my retreat report by saying what a wonderful time we had! The company was awesome, the food I am told was good and the eye candy was beautiful! Now lest you all think I didn't eat the entire weekend let's just throw that idea out the window! I ate. Just not a lot. World's pickiest eater here and most of what was served was not to my taste. There was however plenty of snacks and the ever present peanut butter sandwich. I also need to say a big THANK YOU to my husband Dan for all of his help with the many projects involved in retreat this year. We couldn't have done it without him.
I have a ton of pictures to share so I will need to split this into at least 2 if not 3 separate posts. So with that being said, grab a cold one and we'll get this party started!
Let's start at the very beginning...I hear it's a very good place to start. Anyone wanna chime in with the next line of the song? Sorry, I digress.
To announce retreat this year I wrote a little poem and prefaced it with this:
Choosing a theme for retreat is a lot of work. It starts with a glimmer of an idea that needs to be researched and thoroughly thought out before being brought to life. It involves hours and hours of endless wandering thorough craft stores to get ideas, hours and hours of lying in bed at 3a.m. tossing thoughts around in your head, and hours and hours of hand-wringing as you stress over whether or not the idea is original or even good. And while the subject of this year's retreat has been spoken of, memorialized in song, and written about by Dr. Seuss himself, they haven't been celebrated in quite this manner before. It seems as though our particular theme is something of a taboo subject in polite society. However, we've never claimed to be part of polite society so...
Without further ado, we would like to cordially invite you to...
The Stinky Feet Retreat!!
|see the stinky feet we stamped on the bags|
and if you look close you can see the paper clips too.
|This is the fob Dan made special for me|