Monday, May 21, 2012

I'm Still Here

Have you missed me? I really haven't gone missing; the last couple of weeks have been busy with lots of fun activities that have kept me away from the computer. Here's a little peek into what I've been up to and what you can expect to see coming up on my blog.

The Ladies' Ministry at our church hosted a Spring Brunch & Agora (marketplace), and since I am on the Ladies' Ministry Leadership Team I had lots of fun helping with all aspects of the event from planning to clean-up. We had over 100 ladies in attendance at the event.

I emceed the event, keeping things running (somewhat) smoothly and giving out over 30 door prizes. I did hand off my camera a few times hoping to get a few shots of me at the event, however I either have a goofy look on my face or was moving too fast for the camera.


Then we had my parents over for lunch & an afternoon of playing games to celebrate Mother's Day.

I spent a few days creating page kits before setting out for Scrappin' Goodtime in Corsicana, Texas, to meet up with four other ladies that I've "met" in my BPC online classes. (Please be sure to check back tomorrow to see how you can help us win a half-priced retreat!)

Robbie, as usual, had flowers delivered to the retreat center before I arrived - his way of reminding me to have a good time when we're apart!

We had a fantastic time at the retreat - lots of creating, laughing, snacking, shopping, sharing ideas, creating, snacking. . . I have 10 new layouts to share with you in future posts.

Right before I left for my scrapping fun, Robbie's lifelong friend arrived for his first visit to Texas. They visited a museum, took in a movie, and attended the Dallas Comic Con while I was away. Then the three of us went to an antique trade days . . . and they were just like kids again checking out all the toys & things!

We spent a morning at Southfork Ranch (yes, THE Southfork Ranch from the 1980s Dallas TV show and the upcoming new Dallas show that premiers June 13). I took the Twelve Photos prompts for May with me and will be sharing my twelve photos (or maybe a few more) in an upcoming blog post.
Now you can see why I haven't been around much! Thanks so much to those of you who emailed to be sure all was ok here in Texas! I'm looking forward to sharing more of these good times with you in upcoming posts (I'll also be posting to pass this month's book before the end of the week) and will be around to see what y'all have been up to as I catch up over the next few days.

BTW - I did have a guest post on the Camerons in Kenya blog earlier this month - you can check it out here.

9 comments:

Ellyn said...

I've missed you! but I did know what you were up to. So glad you had so much fun (and you look so pretty in that yellow top at the luncheon! good choice)

Cheri said...

My goodness you have been busy!

Rebekah said...

So good to hear from you. I know you mentioned some "busies" coming up. Now it's my turn...I just got home from a 2 hr dr appointment with my dad which led to THREE more app'ts. Sigh. So I'm going to be posting a "see y'all later" post...I just can't do it all.

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a pretty busy time.

Jane said...

good to have you back, sounds like you've been enjoying yourself!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Welcome back! I loved Dallasa and would love to visit Southfork.
Rinda

Ginger said...

sounds busy but lots of good fun! BTW - I was wondering where you were (no post emails:) Have a great week!

Sian said...

Flowers to the retreat? So romantic! I would have loved a trip to Southfork too - when I think aout you and Dallas, I always think of - Dallas!

Alison said...

Great to have you back Melissa..you have been busy, but it all sounds good!
Alison xx