Today is my favorite day of Founder's Circle, it is all amazing but I love going to Kanab to meet all the hard workers that make us Demonstrators look so good.
This year we had an extra special welcome….Cherokee was out at the end of the road so we didn't get lost. I quick took a picture as we drove by.
As we drive up to the Kanab Manufacturing Facility all the workers come out with signs and cheer us on and we give it right back to them. They work so hard and I hope they know how much we appreciate them. I don't care if I achieve Founder's Circle 20 times, I am going every time to see them and thank them.
I can't explain the feeling I get when we pull up and see them.
How fun eh? The guy in the checkered shirt with the I (Heart) Demonstrators sign is Kris and he was our tour guide and he was so sweet. Meg told him I wore hearing aids and have a hard time hearing so he made sure to talk loud or a couple times he took me a side to say stuff when someone else was telling our group stuff.
Here's Meg and I with the FC sign in the lobby before our tour.
Here is darling Shelli and I (she is the darling one) up in the apartment above the facility. It is so adorable I could live there.
Note to Jeff – I might like to do dishes more if we had a chandelier in the kitchen!
I love all the antiques around, and it makes me get that itch, it's been a while since I went antiquing.
I took a picture of me in a mirror while I was in the TV room!
Then we headed to the plant and we can't take pictures there, but it is so neat to see all the steps, and new stuff that will be done there. We also got to see a new stamp set being made and we could cut them and pack the boxes too…we were so excited when Kris told us that we got one of these new sets right then. Yeehaw!
Then we headed out to the rock to get our picture taken. This year Stampin' Up! had workers out there to take our pictures, so it went much faster. My friend Cherokee was out there and I was so glad as last year when I saw him for the first time in a few years it was in the plant so I couldn't get our picture taken…not this year though…
…isn't he cute? I met Cherokee at my very first convention, he was the one that gave me my back pack when we checked in and since then we always made a point to visit briefly and give each other a hug at every event, tell each other what the family is doing etc. but he has not worked at the conventions for a while, so it is nice to see him here.
Then it was back on the bus to go to lunch at the rubber park…well it is not called that, but SU! donates all these scraps of rubber and that is what the kids play on…so cool and bouncy when you walk on it.
Look at our cute lunch baskets all stacked up. It looks like a crate and barrel ad or something eh?
Here's Susie modeling her basket…she is so stinkin' cute.
Lunch was awesome, a real honest to goodness turkey sandwich (not that processed stuff), there was potato salad and fruit and vegetables too. For dessert I picked creme brulee…and I was so darned hungry I didn't take any pictures….ooopseee!
Then we went to play in the rubber…well to pose anyway.
We headed over to the Wigwam for some souvenier shopping and the sheriff heard that we had some new rubber on our hands and there was a rumor it was stolen, so he locked us up.
Here's Meg and I fighting over who gets paroled first. I'm older so they let me go before Meg, then she used her sweet innocent looks and got out herself shortly after. Good thing as we had a date with the Little Mermaid at Tuacahn Theater.
It's outside with the red rock cliffs in the background. You can't take pictures during so this is the stage, water comes down from the back and actually onto the stage so the boat was in the water and so were the fish and all the other critters.
Here's a bunch of the girls, Stampin' Up! had popcorn popped for us so we were set with our munchies from the night before.
As we were headed to the bus after I could not resist getting a picture with Sebastian the crab, I had no idea he was making a face! Ha!
Then back to my room to see what my pillow gift was, it was close to midnight. Awesome another cute box all decorated.
I swear Stampin' Up! was reading my mind by using this material and the DSP, I was like hmmm…what is it? a purse, a bag?
It's an adorable apron and a matching flower brooch, usually we get something that will tie in to our final group event. There was no note, so I am like…are we going to cook? clean? I am very curious, I will know tomorrow around 3 or 4 pm. Tomorrow is our last full day here, and I am going to sleep in, I am tired tonight. It is 1am…holy mackeral (tieing into the fish tail we saw tonight) Ha!
Well that's all for today folks.
Have an awesome Saturday and thanks so much for stopping in.
wow, you deserve it and i'm so happy that your enjoying yourself, but how could you not, pampering, gifts, time with friends…..i keep trying and working as much as posible….maybe it will be me someday! Hugs to you my friend!
Dee in N.H. says
HA! So much fun!! What?! No pictures of lunch?? LOL! You must have been REALLY hungry! Love that sweet apron, can't wait to hear how that ties in to todays activities…..
Diana, thanks so much for taking the time to share with us! I hope I can earn Founders Circle some day!
Carey Rogers says
This is another fun and action packed day at SU FC. You did a great job telling us about it. Proud of you girl.
Carey and Roscoe
Wow it looks like you are having so much fun!! All the decorations and stuff are amazing!
Tracy Altemose says
Wow!Oh My Land!!!!!!!! Looks like you are having an AMAZING time at FC. All you Demonstrators who earned this Founders Circle trip so deserve it, and Stampin'Up sure does know how to show appreciation for you as well.
Soak in your last moments there!!
Da BFF Tracy
Shelly Whelen says
Looks like sooooo much fun! I love how the extra rubber pieces are used for the playground! So, did you get interesting shirts like last year's pink/black bowling shirts? Enjoy your last day and thanks for posting all the fun pics.