When I moved into this house in 2005, my goal that first autumn when the kids went back to school was to stay home and catch up on their scrapbook albums. Scrapbooking is therapeutic for me and my children love looking through their books and sharing them with friends and family. Alas, I have finished very few pages or books since then!
So when my friend Beth said that she was planning a casual scrapbook retreat in Salt Lake City, I invited myself and my dear friend Kelli 🙂 It was time to do something personal I wanted to do…that didn’t have anything to do with my business.
When my husband went into emergency surgery for kidney stones the day before the retreat began, I rationalized: The funeral could wait until Monday, worst case scenario. Judge me, dear reader: I *did* get him situated at home (with painkillers) 2 full hours before I left!
AND even when Kelli had to drive 4 hours home during the middle of the retreat to open her son’s mission call (he’s going to Paraguay), then drive her daughter all the way to Park City the next morning, she CAME BACK the next morning.