Monday, October 22, 2007

My Weekend Retreat was a Blast

I just hosted my semi-annual retreat this past weekend and it was a blast. We were sleep deprived and laughed a lot. I can't wait for the next one even though I am still in retreat hangover mode. I have a lot of pictures to share with you so be patient. This post will be long.
This first picture is the conference center where I host the retreats. It is no nice.
The next picture is the conference room where we do all of our creating, classes, etc. Basically everything but sleep. I had the tables set where there were only 2 people per table and they were set in groups so they could talk while they worked.
Once everyone gets to the retreat with all of their stuff, we have a full room as you can see in the picture below. This is just a portion of what the room looks like after people start arriving.
Of course what is a retreat if there is no place to sleep. We have dorm style sleeping at the facility. What a hoot it is to have one big slumber party. Here are the two rooms for sleeping. No I didn't get anyone asleep. I thought I would be nice.
We had contests, door prizes and a raffle. I raffled off one of the Vituri Scrapbooking bags we carry in the catalog. Here is a picture of the bag with the winner. It is Pam Longfield. She is a very good friend of mine and customer.

Pam was already to take a picture of the winner. She had her camera pointed to where I was standing so she could get whoever won the bag. After her number was called; she took pictures of herself before coming to get the bag. Now she can strut in style when she comes back to the retreats.

I gave away quite a few door prizes but not everyone got to win. Here is a picture of a couple losers. LOL !!! Maybe they will
have better luck next time!

I got a really good deal on these wood boxes that actually look like they could be used for a purse or file box. I put one in everyone's goodie bag and had a contest for the ones that wanted to decorate them. I will post the two that won the contest. The green one was made by Lori Heath and the black and white one was by Joyce Doehlman.
I will post the pictures of the Make & Takes tomorrow or Wednesday. It is getting late and my brain is dying.


Anonymous said...

It looks like you all had a ton of fun!!!

Mrs. Nancy G said...

OOOO!!! I wish I could of gone. It looks like such a blast. Your contest winner purses are amazing! Great job ladies.

My dear baby is teething so I would fit in with the lack of sleep crowd.

Thanks for sharing!


abhall76 said...

Looks like it ws great fun Rita. I sure hope yor foot didnt give you too much trouble there!