Monday, October 17, 2011

Retreat Giveaway

I head out on Wednesday morning to do our Power of Moms Retreat in New Hampshire and then I get to do a Retreat in Chicago on the way home. There's a ton to do between now and when I leave - Retreat agendas and logistics to finalize, projects to finish, laundry to be done, groceries to be stocked for Jared and the kids, issues with our St George renters to be taken care of, etc.  Luckily Jared's back from the farm for a few days to be with the kids and then he'll take them up to the farm while I'm gone (they've got fall break - how did I manage to schedule these Retreats over fall break when I'd like to be with the kids???).  So there's a fair amount of stress running through my head right now and I really haven't left the kids for a whole week before so that makes me a little sad. But once I get on that plane (by myself - wow) on Wednesday morning, things will seem much better.

I'm excited to have a few days with one of my favorite people in the whole world - my fabulous sister Saydi (she's doing the New Hampshire Retreat with me). I'm excited to enjoy New England in the fall and visit some favorite people and places (after living in Boston for about 10 years, a part of my heart will always be there). I'm so looking forward to great discussions with fabulous women at both of these Retreats (we've been doing large Retreats lately and I'm so glad these two Retreats will be smaller and more intimate - my favorite kind). I'm excited to meet two great new ladies who are helping me with the Chicago Retreat and who have a lot to bring to the table at Power of Moms. (Beth Aldrich, the Retreat host, is a fabulous speaker, author and healthy lifestyle coach and Lori Radun, one of our speakers, runs a great website called Momnificent and is also a wonderful author and speaker).

Anyway, since we still have a few spaces at these two Retreats and since I love my blog readers, I thought I'd go ahead and do a little giveaway. Comment on this post to enter a drawing for a FREE registration to our October 25th Half Day Retreat in Chicago or a 1/2 price registration to our October 21-22 New England Retreat (if you win but can't make it, you can give the registration or 1/2 price registration to someone else in the area - sorry, this giveaway is just for these two particular Retreats). Indicate which Retreat you're most interested in when you make your comment - and if you want to make sure I can reach you, leave your email address in your comment. I'll pick one winner for each Retreat Tuesday night before I head out on my trip and the winners will be announced here on Wednesday morning (Wednesday, October 19th).  Feel free to forward this post to those you know in the Chicago or New England areas so they can enter!

34 comments:

Nashina and Nate Jagielski said...

Saren!! I would absolutley LOVE to attend your Retreat! (To enjoy all those Fall colors in New England, deliberate mothers,and lots of learning...sounds like pure bliss!) I just don't think I can arrange it that fast...well.. we'll see!) Love the difference you are making in the lives of others, especially Mothers!
Thank you.

Brooke said...

Lake Winnie! Does it help my chances if I promise a Burdicks stop for everyone? It could survive a couple hours in the car, right? Craving some White Mountains autumn ...

My Many Coloured Days said...

Oh how I wish I could go - however, I would love to send my Mom as a treat! She raised me by reading your Mom's books!!!

Becky said...

fun!

Mark Abernathy said...

going to enter for my wife monica who is killing mid-terms right now here in NYC (columbia). she just had a baby (third) and back in school fulltime. she could sure use some sisterhood!

Karianne said...

My sister lives only a couple of hours from the New England retreat. I know she would love to attend. Put me in the pot!

Juliet said...

I'd love to go to either retreat but I'm too pregnant, so this entry is for my sister who is a expert in telling me about all things fabulous

Anonymous said...

I so need a retreat and would love to attend!! I am totally overwhelmed with the everyday life here. But to go and be with so many moms that are living this life on purpose just like me... pure enjoyment! What a neat experience that would be!

sunnimom said...

My comment came up as anonymous... oops... I really am not anonymous... :O)

Emily said...

I would just ove to have a chance to attend the half day one in Chicago. I am a single mother of 3 children and am always looking for empowerment. Oh Please Pick Me!!!
ekj6585@gmail.com
Emily

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Patrice said...

I would love to go to the New England retreat!

Kimberly said...

Hi Saren!! Put me in your retreat sweepstakes for New England. This weekend right? I can come this Friday, I would! But not Sat. I live in NH less than 2 hours away. Kimberly (Bater) Netishen knetishen@comcast.net

Erin L said...

I'd love to attend the NH one! It's only a few hours away. These retreats sound so awesome! Put my name in.

Erin L said...

(Email is fountainsoferin at hotmail dot com)

The Hair Family said...

I love being a mother to my 7 children (one with a rare syndrome)! I would love to go to the retreat in Chicago. My husband will actually be there at the same time for a conference..so it would be a super get away!
andywendyfam@hotmail.com

Lori and Matt said...

I've heard great things about your retreats but haven't had a chance to get to one yet. I'd love to make the drive to Chicago! Thanks for the chance!
loriconran at gmail.com

Laura B. said...

I would LOVE to attend the one in Chicago! Fingers crossed!
benandlaura6@msn.com

Brooke R. Harper said...

i would love to go to either!! brorich@hotmail.com

For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

I am already set for the New England retreat...but I am venturing from MN and after paying for the plane ticket, car, and hotel I would love a discount on my retreat fee :) Looking forward to meeting you and can't wait to return home recharged.

Marne said...

I would LOVE to attend the New Hampshire retreat. I live in New York City and am the Mother of 2 beautiful young girls. As I type this I am looking for the creativity and energy to entertain these two energetic kiddos in our 'spacious' 750 sq ft apartment. I have a few friends heading up to NH for the retreat and would love to jump in with them!

Anonymous said...

I would love to attend the NH retreat since its just a few hours away from me.

Heidi (Todd) Broberg said...

Either one would be a HUGE treat at this point. I would love the new england since I have NEVER been out that way, rarely leave my little city in So. Cal at this time.

Pamela said...

Only a few short weeks ago we lost our baby boy, Bowen (stillbirth). He would have been #5. While looking for a little encouragement today, I stumbled across your the Power of Moms website. I read about the Chicago retreat and called a friend who I thought would love to attend with me and she said yes. I just love when God unfolds certain things right before our eyes.

kbenshoff said...

I live in CT and would love a chance to get away with like-minded moms. Sounds fabulous.

Allison said...

This is just what I need! I would love to attend the Chicago retreat!!!

Nancy said...

Chicago! nancykules@hotmail.com :)

gay said...

I would love to go to your Chicago one. And maybe shop a little too!

Anonymous said...

Would love to go to the New England retreat!

caroline said...

As a mother of 5 small kiddos- this retreat would be wonderful!! I would LOVE to win the chicago

Sarah Allred said...

I'm a new mom! Dying to get started on the right foot! I would LOVE to do the Chicago retreat! :) sarahgraceallred@gmail.com

And...don't skip over me because I use a Nikon. Ha ha!

Holly Decker said...

please let it be me!!!
i am a mom who needs all the help she can get.
i would love to go to the chicago one!! hope its not too late to enter :)

Lori said...

I just moved to NH and would love an opportunity to go to the New England retreat for half price! Put my name in the pot!

Angela said...

I would definitely love to attend the NH retreat! I hope I didn't miss the opportunity! Pick me Pick me!

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