The parlor, here at the Katy House Bed and Breakfast, is full of fold-up tables. You can not see the top of the tables because they are filled with paper, photos, stamps, rulers, type, ribbons, and all sorts of stuff I can not name. We have 10 ladies here for the weekend scrapbooking! This is their 6th year to come. We take most of the furniture out of the parlor, and they move in! There are type machines called Cricut that cuts letters and lots more.
They come early on Friday and scrap book late into the nights. We feed them three meals on Saturday and they leave around 3 pm on Sunday. There is always lots of laughter coming from the room. I just asked the group, “How many kids are mother-less this morning?” There are 15 kids, under the age of 18, with their dads today. I believe these ladies will return home today, having solved most of the problems of the world. They will return home refreshed from having time for themselves. They scrap, shop downtown Smithville, eat fried pickles at Pocket’s Grille, stay up till all hours, and did I mention ‘laugh’?
And of course, their photos from the past year will be on creative, wonderful pages, and in beautiful albums, with labels and notes. It is a fun weekend for us too!