Friday, August 21, 2009

Convention 2009

I love Convention. There's just nothing like it. Why? Well there are a few of my favorite things that run in complete abundance during Convention.....
To name a few: Excitement, adrenaline, Diet Coke, laughs, achievements, smiles....
...Friends....me & Carrie right before the doors opened for Awards Night--definitely one of my fave parts....
Me & Amanda (I think we have a picture like this for the past 5 Conventions, and then some)....
....and Karah who was running things back stage this year....

Sharing ideas.....everyone is so generous when swapping, talking, discussing, learning....these are the ladies that I taught with this year: Joan, Christina, Ruth & Paula)...

Demonstrators!!! I love EVERY single one of them!! (me & Robin...just before she was named to this year's Advisory Board)...

And me & Christina...(Don't those display boards make you want to sign up as a demonstrator? If so, let me know--we've got a fantastic promotion going on right now! :)

This year I had a few visitors come see what Convention and my job is all about...Leann and my BFF Vanessa....

....and on the 2nd day of classes, my family was in the audience (L to R): Mom (who is in my downline and always @ Convention and being w/her is always one of the highlights!), Allyson, Zoey & Hillary....

...and no they are not twins--even though this picture almost confuses even me! j/k :)

Hillary & Zoey stayed over in the hotel w/me one night and WOW for a minute I realized that Pleasant Grove is a little bit country b/c Zoey was bug-eyed most of the night about the lights and city and robbers and people....it was so awesome!

Then my sister the night owl made us sleep w/masks so she could stay up reading....of course I am also a night owl but 5:30 am comes waaaaaay too early to stay up late....

....then she stole my camera and made a little fun of us. :)

Lastly, we always have some fun outings!! I've said before that my coworkers are like family...everything is always such a blast! Saturday night, Lisa, Shiloh & I went to the Craft Lake City fair and bought out all the headbands...then went for a little late night snack....

...and of course Lisa & I couldn't pass up another opportunity to take a photo at the dinner table...that seems to be our tradition. Shiloh was also in the picture but after 3 tries and still blinking, I gave her the chop. Sorry Shiloh! It's ok though b/c she never reads this. :)

Wow Pope--your pose is perfect! And on the first try!!! :)

7 brilliant comments:

Vanessa said...

Ok, ok. I will admit it. It was fun...even with all the silliness. I'm glad we got to see you present. That was the highlight of my SU experiences. And maybe one of these days I will become a demo too so I can get 20% off all my purchases.

When does that promotion end?

Lisa said...

Great recap of convention! I do have to admit that is a great pose I've got going on, and I'm shocked I don't look completely exhausted :)

Shannon said...

V--promotion ends Aug 31. :) Give it some thought and let me know...

Lisa--looking forward to you Convention post--I think I need some of your pictures...

Heather said...

Hi Shannon! It's so fun to see you're amazing things for demos - they just love you! I hope you're doing great!

Kristi said...

I'm glad you had fun at convention! I just wish one of your pictures was with me...I miss you! :)

LeAnn said...

So much fun! Thanks for letting us come! You did a fabulous job! Love your sleeping photos!

Kristy Young said...

Look like you all had a bawl! Conventions are so much fun, I wish I could come to an American convention that would be awesome.
Kristy