Thursday, August 4, 2011

Where or where does the time go?

If you know the answer to that question, feel free to let me know. :-)

I do know that time has escaped me for months and months.  Plus, I haven't felt any ambition to do any stamping.  That is just not ME. I have been extremely busy raising our granddaughter.  Plus, summer is very busy for me when both granddaughters here.  We planned on getting in some stamping time but the days just flew by.

All of us took part in Relay for Life in July and that was fulfilling but a lot of work.  I was a team Captain and so had a lot of different things going on leading up to the actual Relay.

Then, right after that, we went on a mini vacation with the girls....and had a blast!!!!

Back home again and our older Granddaughter has gone home.....and now it's time to get ready for the Western Angel Gathering that is coming up fast!!

This is an annual event, held in September every year,  for TAC (The Angel Company) Angels (demonstrators) living in and around the Pacific Northwest and any other Angels that would like to attend. 

Preparations are well underway and I have been having a BLAST figuring out challenges, typing up the agenda and selecting prizes and goodies for the gals that are attending!!    I think they will be really pleased!! 

Our WAG getaway is so much fun!!!  The girls attending each bring a shoebox project to share with the others, we have challenges, a few games.....but most of all we enjoy just getting together, having fun and catching up on what everyone has been doing over the past year.  Everyone shares ideas and that usually entails going shopping at the craft stores so that we can play later, after the shoebox projects are finished.

WAG is in Salem, OR every year.  This is our 8th year.  The first two years we had it in Kennewick, WA but I realized that the majority of gals that attended lived along the I-5 corridor.....so I switched it to Salem (after realizing that Portland charges an arm and a leg for a conference room and rooms) to better accommodate the majority.   Of course, this makes it even farther for some of our 'diehards' that come from further away but they understood the reasoning behind it.  Portland would have been a much better destination for most everyone, if it had worked out....but the staff at the Salem Shilo Inn treats us AWESOME so we keep going back there.

Once all the preparations are done for WAG, I can relax and work on my own shoebox project.  I bought the stamps for it, but haven't gotten the project figured out yet.

We also bring card fronts to trade and you get so many ideas from those.

If you are a demonstrator for the Angel Company and would like to be reminded of the next year's WAG, please contact me and I will add you to our Yahoo list where you will be kept up to date as to dates and time.

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer but not suffering too much with the heat in  your area!!  We just did finally get summer here in Oregon.  The last few days have been in the high 80's and low 90's.  When it comes on fast, like that, it really feels so much hotter....to me anyway.   I would be thoroughly happy with it staying in the 70's but I am sure most Central Oregonians would not agree with that.

 Have a blessed day!!

Char

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