Where do I start? Last year some friends and I had the opportunity to attend the IF:Gathering in Austin for 2015. We all loved it and it was such a great experience for me. I wanted to make sure not to miss out this year. Tickets are hard to come by, as is a weekend away with time to drive to and from Austin. Several friends have also recently had babies, which makes it not an ideal time to go to a weekend women's conference, since my bestie have teeny-tints in tow.
I felt like this year, I needed to host an IF:Gathering myself, and further encouraged Scott to the the kids elsewhere so that we could treat the weekend like a stay-cation and make it feel like an actual retreat. Side-note: he's amazing and took the kids on a weekend spree to Dallas. Just Dad, the kids, and the American Girl and Toys R Us store. They came back with great memories.
I had such a great time putting it together and enjoyed the time with friends. The messages were encouraging and will set a good tone for some goal making this coming year. If you missed out on the conference, the videos will be available for purchase and download at the end of the month for the IF Shoppe for around $25 I believe. The IJM speaker was by far my favorite, as was our personal Mother Hugger rep who came to share her love heart on missions and Mother Huggers. If you'd like more info, please contact me. I'd love to tell you more.