Thursday, May 22, 2008

Girls Weekend and a Sneak Peek

This last weekend was FABULOUS! Six girlfriends and I had a girls retreat. (We were missing a few of the usuals and we missed them tons.) We went to Tammie's cabin in Island Park. It's been a tradition for the last couple of years to go every May. This year, we decided that's just not enough and are going to make it a bi-annual tradition from here on out! Yippee!! I can't wait for September!!! We left Thursday evening and stayed through late Saturday afternoon. We watched movies, ate tons of yummy food, played games, scrapbooked, stayed up way too late talking and laughing. Of course we came home much more tired than when we went but were invigorated none the less. It is always so good for my health to hang out with these fabulous women! I love each of them and I'm so thankful for their friendship. They are crazy, funny, thoughtful, witty, creative, fun fun fun! I feel truly blessed to call them my friends. Really, I need to do a blog ALL about just them. It would be entertaining. And, I have to thank Kendon for taking the day off Friday to stay home with the kids.

I know I said everyone scrapbooked but that was sort of a lie. Everyone but ME scrapbooked. I haven't done a whole lot of scrapbooking since I started my blog. Everything we do (literally almost EVERYTHING) is captured on our blog, so I don't really see the need. It's snuffed my motivation a bit. It was so fun to see what the other girls were creating and I again "felt the love" for scrapbooking. So, I decided I won't do as much but I just can't give it up.

So, what did I do? I crafted! I made some fun things to go in the kids room that we are going to be painting this weekend. I can not wait to get this room swap done.

Here's what I did. (This will give you a little sneak peek of what the room will look like!!!)

For the walls.

I'm making bedspreads with this.


25 comments:

Stacey Jensen said...

I am so jealous. Glad you had such a good time. I love the colors for the kiddos room. I can hardly wait to see it.

Allison Weenig said...

Girl weekends are THE BEST! I love Island Park...my grandparents have a cabin by Max Inn. Good memories. LOVE the crafting. Can't wait to see the finished room :)

Annemarie said...

I love girl weekends! It sounds like you guys had a blast! That room is going to be so cute, I can tell!

Jenibelle said...

Love, love. love the color combo and the sign is beyond adorable. We're coming if gas prices go down!! I'm not paying $4 a gallon all the way to idaho in my tank. Start praying.

Kim said...

Sister, your craftiness just can't be beat!! I adore those string things...looks like they were fun to make. can't wait to see the rooms finished on the blog but am even more excited to see them in person!! Hip-Hip hooray!!!

Tristan said...

I don't scrapbook either. Never did. My blog is my scrapbook :)

That looks like a lot of fun!

Bridget said...

What a fun getaway! I love girl trips. My in-laws own some land in Island Park and we go camping there every summer. Love that place.

The letters are so cute too. You must post a picture when you've got the room all done.

Shally said...

I have one scrapbook of Jaxon's first 6 months.... then nothing.

Blogging has saved my guilt... :)

Cute, cute letters-- love the colors you picked for the room!

Rick and Annie said...

cute letters and bed spread!!! Sounds like you had a super fun time!!!

andrea said...

those colors totally seem to fit you. you just seem so bright and cheerful.
glad you had a fun getaway. those are good for the soul.
i'm with shally. blogging has relieved my guilt at quitting scrapbooking. i just make the blog book, and POOF! instant scrapbook. and no messy papers to clean up.

NT Weekes Family ~ said...

I LoVe Island Park! --So Jelious!!:o)

The Colors & stripes are way CuTe!
I just got done finishing mt boys' rooms... what a chore! -- i can't wait to do mine some day!

I'm glad you got to get away for awhile, every mother needs that re-charge! -- Still waiting for mine. lol

LoVe ya Lisa!

jessica said...

Awesome! I love girl getaways. What a fun weekend! And I love your laugh sing...too cute!

Rochelleht said...

What a fun weekend! You know I'm all about the girl time. I love it!! Too fun.

Your room is going to be SO cute!! Love those colors.

Laurel said...

Super cute stuff for the bedroom! Loving it! And I think there is not much better than a girl's weekend. I want one of those!

Kenny and Linsey said...

I'm so excited to see pictures of the finished room!

Hazen5 said...

I am so jealous! Come to California and Jeni and I will give you a girl's weekend!

Can't wait to see your new room!

Amanda said...

Love the letters!
Love the colors!
Love the idea of a retreat.
*taking notes*

I can't believe you are MAKING bedspreads. Seriously. I bow down to your a your insane craft talent. I can't even sew a button on!

Robin said...

making bedspreads? wow, i bow to you. "i'm not worthy, i'm not worthy..."

i can't wait for our shanty reunion!

Lauren said...

I LOVE the EVERYTHING you made!

Are the letters done with different types of patterned scrapbook papers? They are DARLING!

The Anderson Family said...

So jelous that you got to spend a fun weekend with Jaci, she is such fun! I would love a retreat and need one! Super cute decorations for the kids room.....you are super creative. Glad you were able to enjoy some time away.

gab said...

I've always wanted to visit Island Park...sounds awesome!

diane said...

Good weekend...good decor!

Grandma W. said...

What fun!! I am so glad Kendon will stay with the kids and let you go on a weekend like that! So good for the system! Honey, I hope the reason you didn't scrap isn't because I have your books!!!
Mine arent' as clever as yours, but they look like the big boys.
I love the things you made for the kiddo's room! Hopefully, we can stop and see you when we come back from Montana the end of August!
Love you!

Pam said...

Oh how I've missed you girls blogs while we were out traipsing around Canada, Montana and Idaho! Cant' wait to get ahold of my kiddos Saturday morning! Love, Mom

Holly said...

A girls' weekend retreat with crafting involved sounds delightful!
Blogging has definitely slowed (okay just about stopped) my scrapbook efforts. I still want to do it, but don't make time for it.
Found you through Gab, and wanted to say hello.