Saturday, April 10, 2010

2010 Homeschoolin' Mom's Retreat

Last night we had our annual Mom's Retreat with Heritage Homeschool Group. 2 years ago when Selah was educated at home, we were a part of this newly formed group, and she and I both really liked it. This January when we pulled her out of school, and brought her home to learn again, she asked right away if we could join the group again. It has been so fun. We've met some new people and caught up with old friends from when we were in the group before. We've had a lot of fun on our Friday Fun Days, and we've been on some pretty cool field trips.

I jumped right in to help plan the annual Mom's Retreat. It was a night to remember!
We stayed in all night/over night at Tulsa's Indoor Urban Campout. The 3rd floor of a building downtown has been turned into an indoor camp site, complete with artificial campfires, turf grass, and tents. It was very cool, with a panoramic view of downtown. We voted to have a relaxing "night in" so we all brought appetizers and wore our comfy clothes. We even poured ourselves a little "somethin'-somethin'" and climbed the fire escape to the rooftop at night. The lit up downtown buildings in the open air was so refreshing and fun! We all brought in food and we had lots of "group time" to get to know each other better. There are some really cool Mom's in our group! One who use to do show business... one who has published a book... one who has played Belle and "kissed the beast" on stage... one who once walked into the kitchen **naked** trying to be all sexy for her husband, but instead it was her Father-in-law who was standing there (eye-yi-yi!)... a few who are entrepreneurs, several who have adopted their children... several who are trying hard to figure out their new walk with the Lord, and ALL who love their kids and are devoting their lives to giving them the best possible life experiences.
A really fun part of the evening is the "favorite things" gift exchange. Everyone brings a little basket full of a few of your favorite things to give away. We all take turns showing-and-telling about our favorite things, and then we give our basket away to another Mom.
And to end the night, we did a fun craft. We took our boring ol' brooms, and mod-podged them. Now we all have blingy brooms!
I'm a lil' tired today, but it was worth it. We had a really good time.

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