Wow! What a week it's been - I've learned, laughed, cried, been amazed, inspired, overwhelmed, blessed and embarassed, but not in that particular order. I seriously do not know where to begin except to say thank you to Karen, the community of Hyden and everyone who attended the Scrappin' Outback retreat last weekend, it was a huge success and a credit to Karen, Amy and their support crew of many, both scrapbookers and non-scrapbookers. I had SUCH a wonderful time! Thanks too to Kath & Kim (you know who you are) - you are both such good fun and I think I am still talking to you. I was in very good company with Lis Cassey and Gayle Smith and between us we taught 8 classes in less than 3 days, Gayle taught 4 in all - a great achievement. I was overwhelmed with the response to my classes at this retreat especially the Mixed Media Sampler. Di managed to get nearly 3 of them done on Sunday afternoon and hopefully everyone learned something they can use again and again.
I must also mention the 6 families that welcomed me into their homes and farms to photograph their gorgeous families - I had so much fun meeting you all. Your open arms made my job that much easier. I have some 3500 photos to get through, which is a little daunting but expected. I will post some sneak peeks up on here as I work through each family. So stay tuned for lots of yuminess.
As I mentioned at the Retreat I am looking at returning to the Hyden area during the April school holidays and already have 6 families names down - so if you are interested then please email me and I will put you on the list and reconfirm again late Feb - early March.
I have managed to get some rest today as my big girl had her Valedictory dinner last night and she finishes school tomorrow - well they have muck up day and are off to the beach for the day! In less than 10 days she starts her TEE and by the 13 November she will be finished school forever - wow this has crept up on me and I'm sure it won't take me long to get around the idea but I'm feeling a little old right now!
So the next month is going to be rather busy around here with editing and end of year dance concerts and school functions - hopefully I will be back with lots more to share in the coming weeks.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!