Thursday, September 19, 2013

Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle 2013 Retreat: Day 2 Highlights

The fabulous thing about the Founder's Circle Retreat is that there is a lot of free time to do whatever you want!

Today, I went on a Canyoneering excursion! We rappelled and hiked a little in Yankee Doodle Canyon, about 45 minutes from St. George. The views were incredible! I am anxious to get the photos from our guides and will share them on another day!

After our morning adventure, I went out to lunch with friends and then video chatted with my family to sing Happy Birthday to my son Thomas. I'm so sad to miss his 10th birthday, but he had new Legos to play with and an awesome birthday cake (thank you, Wiko!!) to help ease his pain. lol He's 10! I don't think he cared as much as I did that I wasn't there!

Later in the afternoon, I hung out in the Hospitality Room and worked on my make and takes. I finished two of the four projects.

Here are the cards I made today:

 I played the horseshoe game and got a ringer! My prize was all three packs of Designer Paper that they were offering. Woot!! And our special treat for the day was a Trail Mix buffet. They had everything set up so that we could mix our own jars. So fun!

At night, we had the pajama party and Swap & Share. It was a little different this year. They gave us each a book (How Will You Measure Your Life?) with a forward from Rich Jutkins and then several demonstrators shared how the book touched them. I got a little teary listening to their stories since I could relate so much to their struggle to balance their Stampin' Up! business goals with their family life. I'm looking forward to reading the book!
Here I am lined up with over 100 other demonstrators to participate in the swap. We were lined up down the hall and around the corner and another corner and another corner. So many fabulous card ideas! I'll post my card later! I forgot to take a picture of it!
I capped the night off with a movie in my friend Dania's room. It was nice to relax and have some popcorn and laugh!

Whew! What a full day! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

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1 comment:

Dania said...

Julie, I loved our movie night! It was so great to get to spend time with you on this trip! Keep in touch.
Dania Welch