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Ah yes, getting away for the weekend is good, getting away with my SILs is even better and getting away with my SILs and doing scrappy things is the best. Last weekend Suzy, Debi and I headed north for CKC-NH. After hearing all the fun Rita, Katrina and the rest had at the crop last year we decided to add that to our plans for this year – it turned out to be not such a good idea. On the plus side we got there early enough to be able to look around the exhibit halls before they closed on Friday, and we didn’t have to drive up there really early for our Saturday 8:30 class. Also, Suzy and Debi both won prizes. Cons: it was booooooooooring. There were no games or challenges. We won’t be going to that crop next year.

After that inauspicious start, the rest of the weekend was wonderful! We took 3 classes and enjoyed all of them – a vast improvement over classes other years – we haven’t yet determined if it was because the classes improved or that we were more discerning in our choices. We made 3 mini albums: holiday highlights by Simple Scrapbooks, moments by Lil’ Davis Designs (so many goodies in this class and a wonderful instructor) and finally Lucky Me by CK. Brittany Beattie taught the CK class. I was planning on introducing myself to her after the class as we had exchanged emails but Suzy outted me in the middle of the class – yup, I was pretty mortified. All in good fun though.

We had plans to meet up with Katrina and Debbie late in the evening to go to dinner, but we ended up bumping into them (multiple times!) in the exhibit hall so we all adjourned to the pub for some refreshments while we waited to see if any other peas would turn out – we’re good like that. I was very brave and provided the entertainment in the pub by ordering a glowing cocktail. Yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking. I suppose I was thinking, hey, I don’t have to drive (thanks Suzy!).

We went to Margarita’s for dinner again – this year we didn’t have to wait a couple of hours to get served. Yaay. The food was yummy and the company was great. I wish I could meet up with all of them more often. I’m looking forward to doing it all again next year.

Good times.