Monday, April 03, 2006

We're back.....

After a fabulous weekend away, we are back, energized, bonded and a little bit more familiar with each others lives. The conference actually ended up being rather small, but we all learned alot and came home with some fresh ideas, and a new enthusiasm.

On Friday night we got to Houlton in time to check in and drive around looking for a chinese restaurant. We ordered food as we would here, and were shocked at how much they brought us. We were embarrassed by how much we left behind. We went back to our rooms and hung out talking for the rest of the night, none of us sleeping all that well, learning more about our husbands and each others lives than you can imagine.

Saturday stared for us at 4:45 as all three of us in our room were awake. We showered in turn, and Kylie and I ran off to Tim's to get coffee for everyone. We then went to the conference where we spent the day. Once that was over, we went to Walmart, each loading up on things we don't have in Canada like Toll House chocolate chips. I have cookies in the oven now much to the delight of my family.

When we were done our shopping we came back across the border, and hunkered down at the cottages of the Holiday Inn. We had a great evening of facials, and the like, great food and many more laughs. It was a wonderful time of getting to know interesting things about one another. In the morning only Rosa got the privelege of having a hot shower so we got breakfast for free.

We made the trek home on Sunday, laughing much of the way, anxious to get a good nights sleep in our own beds but with a sense that friendships were deepened and relationships built.

It was good to do "normal" things today, although I must admit that I am tired and am looking forward to an early night tonight. Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

Family Of Five said...

Sounds like you had a good time! I'm sure your family missed you!!

Robin said...

Sounds like you had so much fun! I am happy for you!! Girl time is always wonderful!

Leslie said...

Ladies weekends away are so much fun and important too! I used to go annually in Mississauga and really missed it this year.

Glad you had fun.

Perri said...

Fun stuff - love the pictures.

Jamie Dawn said...

A good time was had by all!
It's funny how a women's retreat is both relaxing and very tiring. Friendship bonds are special and should be cultivated. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

congrats on those toll house morsels!!!
looks like you had a great getaway.

Cori said...

Looks like fun!! So who are those masked women?

Evey said...

Fun times! I think the green masks are very becoming of you.

I need a girls weekend.