Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Break in the Routine!

A BIG break!
There are 3 friends of mine that share a love for scrapbooking with me. Last Spring we went to a scrapbook fundraiser in Springfield together. In January we went to a Cabin Fever scrap event from Friday night through Sunday noon. We had a great time at both events, but we wanted to spend some time 'just us' where we could scrap and visit without interruption from others.
We decided to go to Branson and scrap in the 'condo' for a week end. We took food with us and fixed our breakfast and at least one other meal everyday. That way we could stay in our 'jammies' till we WANTED to shower and dress. We each had a 'spot' to spread our equipment and supplies in and we left it all out so we could pick up a project and work with it right where we had left it. It was so great to be able to leave and come back!
I wish you could have seen the back of my van! I had one little area I could see out the back through. I relied heavily on my side mirrors and the eyes of my friends riding in the middle seats when I had to change lanes,etc. We did not have the back seats in, but we each had at least one big suitcase, 2 or 3[or more] cases of scrapbook materials each, 2 of us had Cricut machines,2 good sized tubs of food items, a large cooler and a small one, various 'special' pillows and blankets etc. etc. !Iit took some thought and elbow grease to get it all in the van!!
We ate at Lambert's on the way down, at the 'special' table in McFarland's in the IMAX mall, and a late lunch at The Hard Luck Diner in the Grand Village. The rest of our meals we had in the condo. Each of us took at least one meal to prepare and supply the food for. We went to see one show: NOAH, the musical. It was a little pricey, but I totally reccommend it. Save up for it if you have to, to see it. There are LOTS of real animals and quite a few animatronics ones, too. At one point you are inside the Ark with Noah, his family, and all of the animals.
We all got a lot of scrapbooking done and a lot of resting done,too. Plus a lot of silliness and a lot of talking together about different things going on in our separate lives. It is good to 'share' with someone when you know full well that they respect your privacy and will pray with you for God's solution.
When you think about it...Isn't that what true friendship is all about?


Mandy said...

Sounds like a great time.

Karen said...

I'm glad you had a good time.