Class in the Mail – Kinda Eclectic
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The wind is whipping around right now so I thought it would be the perfect time to post some pictures from Convention, I am so bad, every year I say I am going to take more pictures and then I don't. Grrrr…
Oh I had to present this year on Balance, so if anyone took any pictures (that I don't look like a dork) during class please send them to me ok? Thanks!
The first night we always go to Benihanas, here is Barb & Rute.
Marcy & Val, had a flight delay and just made it.
Marcy and I, well my big head is in the way, and this is before awards night, can you just imagine?
The other pictures were too dark, we were in two different tables.
Yay! Way to go Rhonda, she earned her first incentive trip to Washington, DC.
My sweet friend Wendi and I chatting it up in the recognition room, wondering how our kids keep getting older and we don't.
We could hold signs of what we had done during the year, didn't think to go back after Awards night and add two more…some girls had other peoples hands holding their signs, like photobombing arms, those were funny!
Some of my girls, wish we could always sit together, but its hard when there is 4K or whatever Demonstrators there, plus I sit up front so I can read lips.
This was too cute, Becky does not like to walk on stage so I had to drag her up there, does she look like she is not having fun? Nope, it does however look like we dressed alike…ha! I'm so excited to be on the Advisory Board with Becky this year, we teased to the other girls that since Becky and I are deaf it will be the loudest speaking Advisory Board ever. Ha!
Susan won a door prize! Yah!
Gabby and I being cowgirls, I loved the way it was all set up.
I snagged this picture from Marcy, we waited in line to chat a bit with Shelli, she is always so gracious with everyone. Hubby Sterling sits to the side and eventually he will move the sign so no one else can get it line, if he does not Shelli would sit there for hours visiting. Gotta love her.
This one is dark, grrrr….Jacque, Barb, Tari, me and Gabby. Fun girltime!
We could do some shopping from the new Holiday catalog, I only needed a few things!!! Hey it was under 50 pounds!!!!
This one I stole from Tari, cause I loved it and I love her!!!
Tari and I
Awards night, Kelli-Sue said stop in the middle and wave, so I did, holding my Founder's Circle purse. Did she know something I didn't know? Cause about half an hour or so later (well really I don't know how long, time kinda stops at awards night)…
…this happened. Winona, Kay, Julie, OMG! Me!!!, Colleen and Becky were all asked to be on the Advisory Board this year, I still seriously shake my head and go, really? Is it real? This is my pointing at Winona cause I was so excited to see her. I know almost all the girls so that makes it a little less nerve wracking. I started a FaceBook group for the 6 of us so we can get to know each other better before the retreat.
To tell you the truth Advisory Board was on my bucket list (in little tiny letters), because it was something I did not have control over…go to Paris, I can do that, go to the see the statue of David, I could do that, but Advisory Board was really out of my hands. So I am so honored, humbled, and excited to do my best to be the voice of the Demonstrators out there. I hope to do everyone proud. Jenny who was on the board last year, hugged me and said "a word of advice, you are a sounding board and not a decision maker", and I loved that advice and will remember it.
Here's a better picture. Note to self, buy shoes with an ankle strap.
So when Shelli said my town and name, Rhonda screamed so loud and hugged me. Love you!!!
My sweet California girls, Susan and Ashley
My flowers a week later, I dried them, not too bad eh? I wonder what it would be like if I got silk leaves to put in there instead of the dried ones. I am a stamper, not a dried flower arranger.
Well that should do it. Thanks for listening so long.
Have an awesome Saturday and thanks for stopping in.
Diane Seaward says
I am a 'secret follower' and have never commented, but felt you deserved one more congratulations for all the recognition you received at convention. You are really quite amazing!!
Joyce Sherry says
Congrats on your fantastic achievements, and making Advisory Board, you will be a valuable member, I'm sure and will make it fun for all. Suggestion on your dried roses. Years ago I bought a large grapevine wreath form at Hobby Lobby, wrapped wide ribbon (leaving lots of spaces) slanting around form, cut roses off stems and hot glued to wreath, including the dried leaves plus some a few other leaves I just clipped off my shrubbery including magnolia leaves which you probably don't have in your yard. I bought two small bunches of fresh baby's breath from florist and tucked in sprigs for an airy look. Added bow with long streamers, off center. I made sure some of the grapevine was still showing on wreath. It is still hanging in my dining room, at least 12 years. Can be carefully dusted when needed with light handed feather dusting, or blow dust off with hair dryer at low setting and from a distance.
Linda Zook says
You soooo deserved this chance to be on the Board. Congrats Diana!! Love Ya. 🙂 Linda in Peoria,AZ
Diana Gibbs says
Hi Diane, Thank you so very much! I am glad you finally stopped to say hi, I hope you do it often. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Di
Diana Gibbs says
Hi Joyce, Thank you so much! I love this idea, I did a swag kinda thing years ago for over our window and I used a garland base and just stuck flowers throughout it. Thanks for the idea. Hugs, Di
Diana Gibbs says
Thanks so much, it is still sinking in when I looked back at this post if is like an outer body thing when I look at the pics I am like is that really me? I think it will not seem real till I am really there.
Cheri Chandler says
Hi, Diana, I was thrilled each time your name was called to go up on the stage! To think I had just been to your studio the previous week and here you are being presented with so many awards and honors! Was super watching you light up each time you walked on stage! Congratulations, Diana.
Hugs, Cheri Chandler