Thursday, September 18, 2014

Founders Circle update

It is hard to believe that two days have passed here in St. George, Utah at Founders Circle. I have been busy soaking it up that I keep forgetting to take photographs.

My time has been very relaxing. I have literally slept and ate my way through the two days. Stampin' Up! is spoiling us at every chance they get. Man, I thought we got a lot of gifts on the incentive trips. I may have to go and buy a new suitcase!

When we arrived at the hotel the entrance was decorated for the Holidays ... this years theme. I had no idea that Stampin' Up! took over this hotel for the week! It is madness!!

Our luggage was whisked away for us and we were directed to the gathering place.
Here we can meet other demonstrators and Stampin' Up! staff all week long.
We got our name tag and these year books. Such a great idea for a newbie like me to
get to know everyone!

The gathering place was complete with the most de-lish ginger snaps and sugar cookies!

Every Stampin' event has candy - lots of candy. These dishes are constantly refilled.
So you can not even eat your way through thinking that when it is gone it is gone.

Every room was room is decorated with this fabric festive banner.
My room has a large king bed! It is so lonely here! I never am a lone in a hotel!
On Stampin' trips I am with my sisters (well, sisters from another mister).
On family trips I am with the chaos that a family of 5 brings.

I had a quick moment to freshen up after arriving and then we met for a group activity.
Keeping with the Holiday theme, we did gingerbread houses! 
The "Very Merry" team and our house!

Next was the welcome dinner with my Very Merry team. It was awesome to get to know new friends and shop talk a little bit! 

day 1 presents!

I think I got to bed at 1:30 and had the worst sleep. So many business conversations left my head swimming. I slept in today and had a late breakfast followed by 4 hours at the pool.

I came inside early afternoon for a candy fill up. This time they had mugs for us to fill with candy and some amazing snacks!

Mid day snacks

We left the hotel tonight for dinner out and then returned for a PJ party to swap all of our 113 cards!!!!!!!!!!

The longest line every of demonstrators. You walk the line and swap! It was so fun!

A PJ party is not complete with out cookies and milk!

My new friend Rose! Another Canadian, and Albertan, and first time achiever!

Another new friend Kay!

Brian and I met on the cruise in May. I was so excited to see him and be a first timer together!
day 2 gifts!
Tomorrow is the Kanab tour (the stamp manufacturing plant). Buses leave at 7:30 am so I had better call it a night!!

Have a creative day!


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