The love supreme

19.3.09

Scrapboxx retreat...

I just really dont know where to begin.....how do you sum up such a great weekend.... so rather than reinvent the wheel...Ive just cut and pasted my thankyou from the Boxx thread.....and added some photos and extra bits....





"So... Ill begin by saying..... THANKYOU Maria.... for once again putting together an AMAZING retreat! You are totally one of a kind..... so welcoming...warm....and loveable....you are truly a very special friend. You create an atmosphere that makes it impossible to do anything else but enjoy yourself. Thanks so much for your hospitality.....generosity....and all the laughs (you have such a wicked sense of humour....and I loved hearing your little chuckle over the top of the noise every so often.....it just showed you were having as much fun as the rest of us)....mwah.

Big hugs to your gorgeous girls too..... you have three girls to be VERY proud of... I loved spending time with them again..

To the Boxx Retreat Girls...........THANKYOU!
You have a knack of making me feel totally at ease in the classroom.....and I thoroughly enjoyed every single class I either taught or assisted in....its so incredibly rewarding to see you all enjoying the classes....and creating....adapting and adding your own touches to my layouts.....mwah...

I loved the chance to catch up with some of you again....and to meet others for the very first time...I felt so 'at home' this year....like I was stepping into a room full of dear friends..... girls Im totally comfortable with.....you are all such great company...its just a shame there wasnt more time to just sit and hang out....


Thanks for all the hugs.... chats and inspiration.... boy there is certainly talent at the Boxx.....let me tell you....judging those challenges was a nightmare!!....there should have been 20 winners....seriously!! To the DT girls....Sheree.....Karen and Nikala....thankyou! I think we made an awesome foursome!
Sheree....I loved catching up with you again.... you are so warm..and huggable....and thanks so much for all the hard work you put in...helping Maria in the lead up to the weekend.

Karen....it was so lovely to finally meet you....you are a laugh a minute...I never quite knew what you would be up to next....and you are such a sweetie...always worrying about someone... (often me)...checking if I was ok or not...and I feel very lucky that we now share such a lovely friendship.

Nikala.... you are adorable... you made me laugh....cry and every emotion in between...mwah.... Im quite sure we are now friends for life....

I hope I dont leave someone out here..... Id feel awful.... but anyway...


Thanks Tatum for your company on the plane on the way over...you made the trip 'fly' ... literally..lol


Kel...I loved catching up with you again.....you are a sweetie...and I so appreciated your embossing help....and for grabbing me coffee....


Ness.....beautiful purple boots Ness.....you are adorable....and to finally be able to chat....and hug you was very special...


Kareena.... you are like energiser bunny in a tutu.... adorable.


The East coast girls....so WONDERFUL to finally meet you all.... and put real faces to names....Jodes when I hug you....I never want to let go...


The West coast girls....It was SO lovely to catch up with you all again.....you feel like old friends....and to meet some lovely new faces was so lovely too....

Tammy T... I hope we can catch up sometime soon in Adelaide... how cool that we were both at the same retreat.


Denise....thanks so much for all your help in the classroom....you made it flow so wonderfully....mwah...thankyou.

Man...I could go on and on....so much to comment on...... but I think Ill leave it there..... with one final (((((((((group hug)))))))))))))
Mardi xxx"

As you can see I had a fabulous time.... totally worth all the preparation... headaches .... late nights and travel.

1 comment:

  1. nikala O'brien8:13 am

    Hey there Mardi,
    You're organised to get your post up so quickly. I'm still editing photos. I've uploaded quite a few of us girls on the flickr link.

    Talk to you soon
    Nikala xxx.

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