Spring Retreat

Spring Retreat Details!
Lindsey posted this on her blog and I realized why go to all the trouble and write basically the same thing? So I copied and pasted Lindsey's. Thanks, Linz! :)
*Below is a letter written to our retreaters, it should have arrived in the mail yesterday for them!*

Howdy! We wanted to thank all of those that came to our Winter Wonderland Retreat! We had such a great time and are so glad you joined us.
After looking over the evaluations we wanted to tell you of some things we learned and are planning on changing. But first we would like to thank you for your patience since we are still learning what works and what doesn’t. It is an ongoing process! *grin*
There were several people that did not like the sleeping arrangements; therefore we have decided to change the location of retreat to a Resort on Lake Whitney. This resort is on the lakeside with cabins and houses that are great. Doing so will only increase the cost by 10 dollars per person.
Another thing many of you did not like was the food. We have made arrangements for Lindsey’s mom to cater our meals! She is an experienced (not to mention excellent) cook and will be providing a dinner the first night and a brunch and dinner on Saturday. We feel that doing the brunch will be better since breaking for meals seems to take a lot of time and we snack a lot anyway!
In hindsight, we regret that we did not provide a demonstration of each of the projects. We realize now that we should have done a demo at the beginning, which would have answered a lot of your questions from the start. In the future we will give demonstrations!
The focus of Spring Retreat will be scrapbooking since that is what most of you requested for next time. We also won’t be doing “projects”- we’ll be offering classes. Leah will be doing a mini album class (an album in a day) and some scrapbooking classes. Lindsey will be doing 2 classes as well: stamp-a-stack (making several cards in one setting) and stamping techniques. Each class will include step-by-step instructions, examples, will help you accomplish more in your free-time, and get more one-on-one. There will also be a package available with each of the classes where you will receive the supplies but be able to work on them at your own pace, without needing to attend the class. And for our novices, we will also do a basic stamp and scrap class together! It’s still early, so we may change our minds before we get there, but this is what we are thinking at the present!
Last but not least, we will need to know our numbers sooner for spring retreat in order to reserve our location, since we will most likely be reserving the entire resort! Keep in mind, we will need to know if you are coming and get the deposit sooner this time! The date we have picked is March 28th and 29th. Friday and Saturday will be $70 and Saturday only will be $35. This resort is so great and we just know that everyone will be so happy! Be on the lookout for e-mails & more blog notices!
Thanks again to all of who came to retreat and giving us suggestions so we can improve. Spring retreat will be even better!!! We are already so excited and can’t wait to know who will be joining us. Thank you again.

Leah & Lindsey

Details in a nutshell:

New place: Lake Whitney, Texas (about the same distance as Latham Springs)
New food: Menu (as of now) Friday Dinner- Soup, Salad, Bread sticks/ Saturday Brunch- Quiche, Fruit, Rolls, Muffins/ Saturday Dinner- Papa Murphy's Pizza, salad
New price $70- includes lodging, meals, goodie bag, & all the fun extras we do because we love to stamp! Please note: this price is based on the assumption that you do not mind sharing a bed and/or room. If you would like your own bed/room- we will adjust the price.
New format: No do-as-you-want projects, all class-oriented projects. If you have requests other than the ones mentioned, please e-mail us.
Deposit required to reserve your spot, $35- either by paypal or in check form to me. Once we are full, we're full. We're at a max of 41 at this location.

We are SO excited to do retreat at this new location and have it feel more like a getaway! We hope you will join us for a weekend of scrappin' stampin, and a rockin' good time!


K&B Brown said...

That LOOKS great! I really wished I lived in Texas, then I could justify going (not having to pay for a plane ticket is not in the scrapbooking budget).

Cindy Hansen said...

Sounds fabulous! I will need to make sure its not over spring break for Eric-- that way the little guy can stay with him... holy hannah... Im going to be a mom! I can actually scrap pics of my own child!! How exciting... retreat and a baby!!