Friday, January 4, 2008

CKU & 12 Hour

My Grandma was released from the hospital on Tuesday night. She is at my Dad's house, where Denise takes great care of her. She is very weak, but hopefully gaining more strength everyday. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. I appreciate it.

My friend and I were planning on attending CKU Chicago this year, but since the new format was revealed, we decided not to go.
Why we chose not to go:
1. They are charging $100 more!! (lunch is now included)
2. Everyone takes the exact same classes on the day opposite of their album track. These classes are picked for you, you don't have a choice. Our experience last year was that some of the classes were great and some were a total waste of time. I would feel more comfortable choosing myself.
3. Of all the album tracks available, Ali's was the only one we wanted to take. Even Ali's album track was an 8x8 scrapbook. That is a lot of $$ to create only an 8x8, plus with 400+ people what are the chances that we would both get into Ali's class?
Instead we decided to sign up for a scrap weekend. I have never been on a weekend scrapbooking retreat. Have you?
Tomorrow I am going to a 12 hour crop! I am looking forward to it. Instead or organizing my scrap room, I have been trying to get paper and photos together, so that my 12 hours are productive:)
Have a great weekend!
A prayer request: Please pray for my co-worker, her brother-in-law committed suicide last night.


Sherry said...

Great blog! Prayers for your grandma & your co-workers brother in law.

Now, I have never been to a CKU event, but I've been to an all day crop... totally fun and got lots done! I am planning on going to a retreat soon...they look like fun!

Good luck at your 12 hour crop. :)

jp said...

Glad to hear your grandma is home. That is great news. Very sad to learn of your co-worker's loss. Prayers for their family. I can't imagine facing something like that.

I haven't read about the new format for CKU. I've been to 2 CKU's and had thought about going to Chicago but the date didn't work for me. Now I'll have to read more about the changes. Never been to a retreat but many of my friends go to them and have a fantastic time! You'll love it, I'm sure!