{snowy day, new layout}

I honestly didn't expect a snow/ice storm to blow through North Texas and shut down over 400 schools and businesses, but I am glad that it did. I've been able to spend the day with my sweet family, all of them including my husband. This morning at 5:30 AM he got on the road and just turned right back around and came back to bed. Truth is, he works over 50 miles from our house, and it would've taken him at least 2 hours to get to work, and that's if he actually got there. Then there was the possibility that they may be shut down when he got there because they don't have an alert system for employees like a lot of companies do. Big mess, but he was able to take the day and spend it with Harper, Josie and me. What a treat!!!

I was able to read for my class and start on some homework, and I just found out that UNT (my job and school) is shut down for another day! Praise the Lord!!!

Well I just got back from a well-deserved vacation weekend with the girls from Oh Crop (a meet up cropping group for North Texas). We spent the weekend at Elm Street Crafter's Retreat in Denton, TX. It was the cutest house with all the details. I scrapbooked Thursday through Sunday. It was just a grand ol' time. Our host Penni Abbott, who owns the Elm Street Craft Retreat, was so generous. The bedrooms were mega cute, and the cropping area was a great size (the chairs were a big hit, definitely very cushy). It easily fit all 10 of us very comfortably. The dining room is situated with 2 bar height tables. The kitchen is very large, and Penni thought of almost every detail with her new inn. Of course we had just a couple of suggestions for her new place, but overall all of the gals including myself had a fabulous weekend, and I know that I CAN'T wait to go back. It really was the best crop weekend ever, and I am looking forward to my next stay there in the future. Hopefully I'll get to stay there at least once per year with my friends, but that depends on my pocketbook :) Oh I forgot to mention that she has a masseuse Natalie, and well I got a deep tissue massage; I was sore when it was done, but it was worth every moment of pain, believe me! I had such an amazing time!

Tomorrow I will be sharing a few creations on the Catch the Moments Kits blog!! Check it out tomorrow for new layouts and one very cute Valentine's Day project!! And tonight I leave you with a layout I created over the weekend!!

Have a lovely evening, and I hope that you are all staying warm wherever you are!


Anonymous said...

I really wanted to go on that retreat but it just didn't work out. It sounds like a really nice place though!

Really great job on that layout!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

How cute are those photos! Brings back memories - I think every child tries out the dog's cage! Fun layout!

Penni said...

Thank you for the kind words Gabi, and we are so glad that you had a wonderfully creative weekend!