Monday, February 22, 2010

Brave Girls

I got back Saturday night from spending a few days in the Idaho mountains at Brave Girl Camp. Wow. Just wow. I'm still processing everything and not sure how much I can put in to words.

It was time spent meeting new, lifetime friends. Incredibly talented, smart, funny, creative, loving, loyal and supportive friends. Brave Girls, that is what we are. We spent time laughing, crying, soul searching, listening, encouraging and of course crafting.
And we stayed up way too late!

We went on morning walks and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

And we ate and ate and ate. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully and lovingly prepared.

Even our water glasses had these cute little charms with our names on them!

See how adorable the cupcakes were? They were out of this world delicious too.

What I can say is what an amazing feeling to be so supported, so loved, and feel so much trust. My heart is happy and my soul feels peaceful.

I needed this time away - needed time to recharge my batteries and time out to think and to create. I've come back home with a new sense of calm and purpose.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Welcome February!

The end of last week we got another ice/snow storm and I was stuck in the house for 4 days. Although I was starting to get a little cabin fever, I'm not going to complain too much because at least I had lights and heat and the electricity only flickered a couple of times.
Haven't posted too much lately because I've sort of got the winter blues - nothing really "wrong" per se, just I'm kind of crabby lately. Needing some sun and some warmer temps I think.
I did get out of the house to take a class on Sunday at a local scrapbook store. It was working with metal and embossing images on metal and was alot of fun. One of my goals for 2010 is to take some kind of creative class at least once a month. I'm signed up for Brave Girls later this month, in September we are going to Nevada to Inspiration Unlimited 2010 and we will see what else!
Anyway - some *AWESOME* news! Doug worked extremely hard last year and earned a trip!! Sooooooo- we are going to Italy! Whohoo! We have to sit down and book the dates but tentatively we are looking at June - sometime around my birthday. We want to go when the weather is warm but not too hot. Now that is something to get excited about and look forward to planning!
Also, Brave Girls is in a couple weeks! Hopefully, when I return I'll have some new inspired ideas and things to blog about. I'm even boring myself these days....