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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ladie's Retreat, or How to wear Ceekay out!!

Thursday afternoon I packed my ORANGE suitcase and went far, far away to Scottsdale Plaza Resort!  My chuch Girlfriends group was having a Women's retreat.  I am telling you it was NON-stop from Thursday at 3:00 pm to Saturday at 3:00!  No, I did not make it to everything....but I gave it a good ole college try as my husband would say!
The group of gals I went with started with going into Old Towne Scottsdale and having dinner at Cowboy Ciao.  Wow!  that was a fantastic meal and let me tell you, the eating never stopped till I got home!


This was my shrimp dish...did I ever tell you how much I love shrimp??


OH MY GOODNESS....we all shared this!

The evening session started with meet and greets, praise songs, and a wonderful message on Hope.  I felt that was timely in my life.  I would say there was 125 women that attended.  Afterward it was game time...I ducked out and went to bed in my gorgeous resort room.



The centerpieces





After the morning session, we had free time....which meant LUNCH.  We went to another fabulous restaurant at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.  Then....oh, the angels began to sing....we went to Charming Charlies!!!  There was about 40 of us converging on this store and we were there for about 2 hours!  I NEVER knew there is a clearance corner!!!!!  I DO NOW!

We came back to go swimming for a bit...it was 114 degrees.  Then it was a quick shower and back for the evening meal...eating again!!  There was an evening session and more fun time.

Bunny greeted me Friday morning to say Hi!

Great songs of Praise!

Saturday morning, after what??  breakfast! (Thank God for elastic!)  the last session and farewell to all our new friends.  Then my 3 pals and I went to Goodwill in Scottsdale and shall I say it....LUNCH!  My son and his friend met us at another Goodwill where he took me home....I was done, done, done!!!



ceiling in this Historical restaurant!



Oh how wonderful to have girlfriend fun!  It was so great!  I don't have a lot of pictures....I hope to get more.   There was a gorgeous huge flatscreen in the room....my hubs would have loved it!  I NEVER had a chance to turn it on!!!

Sheila, me, and Kate!

Sheila, me, Kate, and Lora

I am glad to be home though!  Be it ever so humble!  Bentley Boy was so happy I was back!  Hubby too!

Tuesday is chemo.  Believe it or not, I am anxious to get started and kick this cancer's butt!  It was a great month though!!

21 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'm so glad you have such a good time.. all those ladies look like such fun folks...

rest:)

hugs

Sweet Meanderings said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time! (No hotel room pictures?) I've got to try some of those restaurants whenever I come home again. Please keep us posted on how the chemo is going. You continue to be in my prayers.
Candy

Lori said...

Like the sign said, take it to the Lord in prayer. I am stopping to say a prayer for you right now. Lori

NanaDiana said...

What a wondeful retreat. I would have gained 50 pounds!;>) I have to tell you though..(you know me and my weird sense of humor)...look at the picture of you standing behind the donkey (burro?) and you will notice that your legs have disappeared and you have the legs of a donkey!;>) I know..I know...only someone like ME would notice THAT!

I love that you had fun and I am praying for an easy chemo session! You can do this, girl! God bless-xo Diana

Cyn said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love old town! Great place to walk around too.

Gayla said...

Everything looks fabulous! Take care. We are in your corner through the chemotherapy.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I hope it was a good exhausted. So nice to have some special girl time. Glad you went and the food looked so good. All those days and no cooking. What a treat.

Susan said...

Ceekay! What a wonderful weekend for you!! With your fun loving attitude you will Kick That Cancers Butt! Big Time!!

Cherrie said...

Fun with our girl friends is the best! Sending prayers for your chemo treatments!

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, the retreat sounds so wonderful! I'm sure you were refreshed and fed very well! ;)
You look so pretty in the snap with your friends! Hope you've gotten some rest today!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

June said...

It sound like a wonderful time Ceekay. I'm so glad that you were able to go to be with the girls.
I'm thinkin' this is just what I need too. Anything to have someone else do the cooking.
sending hugs...

A Hint of Home said...

Looks like a fun getaway! I'm sure you were fed spiritual as well as all that great food!
Hugs!

sissie said...

Hi Ceekay,
how wonderful to spend fun time with your very special girlfriends.
Had to laugh at Diana's post that you had the legs of a donkey...I noticed that too and had to chuckle. Only she would bring that up! LOL!

I think you look wonderful and I'm glad that you are ready to fight back. I'll be thinking of you everyday.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend Ceekay!
Such cute pics of you too!
Boy it sure is hot there still, yikes!
Praying for you and hoping all goes well this week.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ceekay,
Looks like you and all your friends had a wonderful time. The shopping, the food and filled with the holy spirit~~ it doesn't get better. Love the pics of you and your girly friends!

All the best tomorrow in the chemo. Thoughts and prayers will be with you. GO Kick Some BUTT!!

XO Celestina Marie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

YOu look fabulous!! Yep, that is my kind of weekend! How great to be so lifted up before starting more chemo! You are on my prayer list and every night I ask that you be blessed. I a now going to ask for an easy stretch of chemo!

Carol

Honey at 2805 said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time!

xinex said...

Oh what fun, Ceekay! It's a always so much fun to be out and just
acting crazy with girlfriends, and eating, of course. Good luck on your chemo. I will be including you in my paryers...Christine

Liz said...

FUN! All my favs! God and shopping! LOL! (just kidding) :) I had actually forgotten that you had this coming up.

That was a great way to get geared up for this week. Hope your feeling alright... :P YUCK! But I guess we better look at it like it is an exciting thing. Your still in the fight!

~Liz

PS got the little truck at the flower shop on sale. :)

Pamela said...

Looks like y'all had a wonderful time!! And yes my hubby said those exact words!:)

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