Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Etc. Dates set: Aug 17, 18, & 19 in Toledo
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:48 PM
"I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us." Anne Lamott. My blog (Unfinished Work)
Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:41 PM
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:38 AM
Also, my parents' church in Maumee (just outside of Toledo) has a paper scrapbooking group that might be willing to host us. My mom just wants to know what that would entail before she brings it to the group. Of course, I was hoping (as the mother in the conversation) that she would have some brilliant idea. So, I'll throw it out to all of you.
My ideal would be using the gym or a large classroom for our scrapping equipment, ordering in an occasional meal and going out for the others (there are several within walking distance), and having the paper scrappers join us. Then, in my happy land, we'd be "adopted" by members of the church group and they'd take us home to sleep on a couch. Otherwise, an air mattress in the gym would work.
Worst case scenario, we'd stay in a hotel and use the church instead of renting a conference room.
Have any of you ever hosted a group? What would you like to see?
BTW, Ann is right, the zoo in Toledo is AWESOME! If we meet there, I definitely want to take a photo walk.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:24 AM
Have you thought about an all-inclusive crop get-away? There's a place called Cropping Daze Retreat in Chesaning, MI (just south of Frankenmuth) that has Friday afternoon through Sunday weekend crops. They do all the cooking and supply snacks. It's really meant for paper scrapping (each cropper gets an 8 ft table), but there are lights on the tables, so there's power! It seems a bit pricey but if you count that they supply all the food (and prepare it for you right there), all the snacks, plus the cropping room, and sleeping arrangements, it's not so bad. It appears there are spots early and late August.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:07 AM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:21 PM
If only nagging would net us some money;)
Actually that would be pretty cool around here too, kinda compensation to me for having to nag kids. I could magically get money every time I have to nag them...
You never know what crazy idea my imagination will come up with next.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:30 PM
No worries, Michelle. I'm just throwing out ideas to see if something catches everyone's fancy. I'll give everyone a little longer and then just make an executive decision, I guess.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:07 PM
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