Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm Back!

I'm back. Did you miss me? The past week was insanely busy but mostly in a good way. Our retreat that I mentioned I had been so busy preparing for was awesome and amazing as always. All the hard work is definitely worth it when I see all the smiling ladies and see how much they are getting from it. 

When I got there on Thursday, I rested a little bit after checking into the hotel and then had a nice relaxing evening with Melanie and another friend C. We went and listened to an 80's band in Uptown Charlotte and had drinks and appetizers outside on the patio of one of the restaurants. 

The rest of the weekend was a mix of leisurely site seeing, amazing dinners, meeting many amazing women, getting ready for the Birthmother's Day Celebration on Saturday, attending the Celebration, dancing, taking random photos, etc.... Like last year, I got to meet some awesome women who I have been friends with online for awhile but never met in person. And I of course got to spend some much my BFF and we stayed up way too late talking as always! 

At the end of the weekend, J and Noah came to Charlotte to pick me and Lani up and some of the ladies got to meet Noah for a few minutes. That was nice. 

I will be sharing some of the decor from the retreat here on the blog in the next few days as well as the group craft so I link those up to some of the linky parties I usually link up to. 

And just a couple of pictures: 

Me and My Weight Loss Buddy Monika
She is down 33 lbs and I'm down 23. 

Me and my BFF
We take a photo in these "hand chairs" every year. 

Me taking a random photo - what I love to do!


  1. Yes, of course we missed your blogs! We're so happy you're back! It was a truly amazing and fantastic weekend. I know I'm not the only one that appreciated all the hard work you put into it!