Saturday Vanessa and I attended a Women's Retreat in Carthage Missouri, and my wonderful hubby Kay went along with us to help. I had a really great time and met some of the nicest ladies! I look forward to contacting those whose names I received from the door prize jar.
Vanessa and I helped with the make and take for 400 women. PHEW! It was fun to hear the giggles and see the smiles. (more photos on Vanessa's blog)
I have to tell you a story about the women you see in this photo, (and this is about 1/2 of them) I was walking around helping answering questions etc and one table of 8 said to me- "how does this look? We couldn't hear what she was saying, so we just made our own". I started to laugh and leaned in to the table and said- "of all the cards I have seen, your table is the only one that made it like her example!" We all had a great laugh! and I wasn't kidding! It never ceases to amaze me how you can give out exact directions and no one listens or follows them but the fact is that the gals were having fun and there is nothing to take the place of that!
This is the courthouse in Carthage, isnt it just lovely? Oh, those are rain specks on the window too. There were many buildings and homes built of this stone and so many many lovely old homes, I am excited to take a day trip and go back to tour the town and visit the Precious Memories museum there. We didn't go to the museum like we had planned, we were pretty tired by 4:00.
All in all it was a wonderful day and spending it with Vanessa made it even more grand!