Ok, so we are not in Fiji anymore….the cooking of food (or rather picking up of fast food), the piles of laundry, the doing of dishes, the making of beds make us wake up to reality. Both Eric and Toby, and the girls were happy we were home though. Plus the flowers as Eric was a little slack on the watering…oops. He was too busy painting his room and pulling out the carpet. We knew he was going to, but didn't know what color.
I came home with a bit of a cold which still today has my left ear plugged up from the plane, I hope it goes away soon. I'm already deaf enough as it is.
I will share some of my pictures…I think these were from Day One of our Fiji adventure…it actually kinda turns into Day Three, cause Day Two was on the plane.
Our traveling buddies Dan and Lorri Heiling, we made sure our seats were together on the planes when we made our reservations. They are super fun to be with.
My silly hubby, we were taking pictures on the plane and he was like "We are going to LA!"
Jeff and I. We took off for LAX where we had an almost 8 hour layover to leave for Fiji.
It was fun seeing people arrive. Deke Wood, Jeff and Dan. Trying out the new camera.
Finally on the plane, (Day Two) and we got breakfast at I don't know what time. I took a motion pill and tried to sleep pretty fast, especially after I watched Breaking Dawn 2 on my own little TV in front of me. Time flies while you are sleeping…or at least until the man behind your bangs and bangs on your seat cause he has to potty!!!
We made it! (Day Three) See how big that plane was, it even had an upstairs.
Our home for the next 7 – 9 days.
Bula! We were welcomed at the hotel by singing and a delicious orange juice concoction, that I never even took a picture of, we were kinda like zombies.
We got a Junior Suite which kinda threw me for a minute…or two.
It came with a whole separate bedroom with bunk beds…this was where Jeff would go if he misbehaved…ha! Actually it was handy to keep our stuff in and not have our room be too messy.
There was even little bath robes!
Gotta love the top flushing toilet…and boy their seats are smaller than ours, not as much cushioning for the tush…sit, go and git.
I'm kinda liking that big bowl sink idea…might have to think about that when/if we ever remodel.
Our first Stampin' Up! gift was a fun rug waiting for us in our room, I quick rolled it up so we kept it clean.
This was the view from our room, we were on the bottom floor. It was really close to the pool and the main lobby and breakfast place, nice for me who gets lost easily…I say this cause I park at the same place at the grocery store so I can remember where my car is.
We had to go to the Hospitality room and play a game to win a prize, a new one each day. We handed in our swap, and dropped off our baby clothes donation to the Fiji orphanage.
We went and ate breakfast and then we took a nap. My friend Robin Merriman (hey honey) told us to make sure to take one or by 7:30 we would be out like a light and that is when the welcome party started. Good advice, that nap felt so good. It is amazing what sleeping laying down does to a person.
Lorri and I at The Salt, it was an amazing restaurant and the food was delicious. Best fish and chips I have ever eaten. It took us a while to get use to the Fiji dollars…wowza. We were smart and stayed three extra days at the end of our trip, the Demonstrators that went in three days early had more rain.
Susie Wood and I, waiting to go into the Welcome Reception.
This band welcomed us and I even got asked to dance, will have to get a picture from someone since I was holding my camera the whole time.
These warriors danced too, a lot of spears and stuff, kinda scary if we were anywhere else but with Stampin' Up!
Then into the Welcome Reception and then we got door prizes.
The men (or first guest) even got a present. I love how Stampin' Up! acknowledges the hubby's for all they do to support us. Can't tell you the many dinners and loads of laundry Jeff does cause I am busy cutting paper, in a class or whatever. I wish that was the case with all Demonstrators.
Hard to read but a cute little poem.
Oh and look who was in our bathroom…or toilet as they say in Fiji.
He was fast, not as used to people as ours at home.
Well that was it for Day One, Two and Three…we hit the bed and slept all night.
Will be back tomorrow with more Fiji pictures.
Have an awesome (what day is it?) Thursday and thanks for stopping in.
Robin Merriman says
Loved seeing you and getting to spend time with you sweetie! Great photos! I'm still going through mine, but I'm still on Fiji time….
thanks for sharing your Fiji pics – paradise! Congratulations on having all of your hard work be rewarded.
Debbie W says
Looks like you had a great trip – so glad you're back safely. What color did Eric paint his room??
Connie Collins says
WOWzers, it sure looks like you guys had a fun time!
Diana Gibbs says
Hi Robin, Us too, we can't sleep at night and then we are tired all day. Hugs, Di
Diana Gibbs says
Thanks Wendie, it was an amazing trip! Thanks to Stampin' Up!, my terrific customers and my awesome downline for helping us earn it.
Diana Gibbs says
Eric painted his room Marina Mist and Going Gray, and he used flat paint! Not what I would have done, but it is his room right? Hugs, Di
Debi Pippin says
looks Like so much fun… It would only be funner if I were there! Hopefully next time I can swing it. I am close to the San Diego trip but have to get a couple more recruits to swing some more points and some sales. If I don't make it I was at least brave in the attempt, so close I can Almost taste it!