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I can hardly contain my excitement for this retreat! Even though it is less than 30 minutes from my house, I’m digging the idea of camping out sans kids for a couple of nights! And as a “local” I am willing to help out with logistics as I am able! :)
So, I mentioned this on the facebook page, but I am so, so, so disappointed! I had convinced my DH to come with me, made arrangements for my Mom and Dad to take the kids for a few days, and was really excited about getting to go this year, since I missed the TX one. But logistically, there is very slim chance I'll be able to go down by myself. So, it has gone from, "this will be a great thing for us to do together and a chance for him to get a better understanding of our homeschool" to "I probably won't get to go at all." :-(
(10-18-2018, 10:33 PM)Dawn Duran Wrote: [ -> ]See Q4 from the FAQ, noted below. That information will be revealed on November 1. 


Thank you!

I COMBED through each of the FAQs, reading a few times, actually!, and KNEW that there was an answer there, but did not see that part. Whew. Thank you Dawn!
(10-18-2018, 10:38 PM)Dawn Duran Wrote: [ -> ]Please take the time to thoroughly search that page a time or two before asking your questions. 

Thank you Dawn! 

I did. I read through it probably four times. I guess my dyslexia got the best of me in my excitement.  ;)
So are people, who are flying, waiting till after Nov.1 to make plans for carpooling from the airport to the site? I will have to fly in the day before (coming from Manitoba) because the flight selection is not great for arriving in time for check-in on Thursday.
(10-19-2018, 05:00 AM)MichelleDee Wrote: [ -> ]Thank you!

I COMBED through each of the FAQs, reading a few times, actually!, and KNEW that there was an answer there, but did not see that part. Whew. Thank you Dawn!

Ha! Been there myself a dozen times at least, Michelle! I'm glad that I could clarify for you!
(10-19-2018, 04:45 AM)carpeaeternitatem Wrote: [ -> ]So, I mentioned this on the facebook page, but I am so, so, so disappointed!  I had convinced my DH to come with me, made arrangements for my Mom and Dad to take the kids for a few days, and was really excited about getting to go this year, since I missed the TX one.  But logistically, there is very slim chance I'll be able to go down by myself.  So, it has gone from, "this will be a great thing for us to do together and a chance for him to get a better understanding of our homeschool" to "I probably won't get to go at all."  :-(

Oh, Mandie. I am sorry to hear that you may not get to attend. It's so hard to learn that your expectations for something are not the reality it becomes. 

We have spent hours every.single.day planning this event and had to make some really tough decisions - all covered in prayer - regarding whether or not this would be a moms only event or open to dads as well. Ultimately we made the decision we felt we were led to make. We know that this won't be something that everyone is happy about, but we feel called to devote this special time to moms who are in need of the encouragement we will offer, and we hope the gift will be received in the spirit intended. This will be a slumber party extraordinaire for AO mamas, and we can't wait to have those of you who are able to join us!
Oh, no hard feelings. :) I'm sure there is a lot involved in the decision making process. We had a taste of that with the CM Ohio retreat last summer, and I know this is a much bigger project than that was. It was just a rough morning.

I'll be praying for those who can go and for the rest of the details to come together well. :)
(10-19-2018, 09:32 AM)carpeaeternitatem Wrote: [ -> ] It was just a rough morning.

((Hugs)) I cried my eyes out over missing both of the last two retreats, especially TX. It's hard when it's not your time to go, but another time it will be your turn, and then you'll be doing a happy dance. [Heart <3]
(10-18-2018, 10:20 AM)Donna-Jean Wrote: [ -> ]Hi Lucy - 

That's a good idea, but not possible :-( A few of us on the leadership crew are coming a day early, but that's all that's allowed in our contract.  

But I wonder if a local CM family might be of help here?  Of course, there are hotels, but you're possibly looking for an inexpensive way to come early.  Maybe start a thread asking the question?  You might be surprised who or what might work out!

Lucy, I am not close enough to help but do ask.  I would host you for several days if I lived nearby.
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