Friday, July 9, 2010

Sydney Convention pics finally!

Thank you thank you all my lovelies for sending me pics so I can finally do a recap of a very amazing week!!! I've waited so long now that it almost seems weird to post these pics. However, I maintain that my blog is as much my journal as anything and I simply cannot go without having these pictures here to look back on in the future. :)

And as much as I wanted to go in chronological order, this first picture is encrypted or something b/c not only can I not move it, but I can't delete it either.....I think it's a sign! So I will start off with an awards night photo....one of my favorite things about awards night is that everyone gets all gussied up......look at all these gorgeous girls!!!

Sophie, Emma, Amanda, me, Clare & Jeanette

So now I'm starting at the beginning of the event....which was Friday morning. Emma and I stopped for a quick beauty shot...
And at the end of the day Friday with two awesome Kiwi's--Diane and Paula...
Let's see....lots happened on Friday that I don't have in photos. It was an extremely awesome and long day (any day is long for me when I have to start it in the 6:00 am hour). Registration, stamping, break-out classes, and then I ended the evening with delish Thai food and chit chat w/some demonstrators....but of course don't have a picture of that (Jayne--if you read this and if you have a photo--will you send it to me? Wait did we even take any pictures that night....hmm I think not....such a shame!)

On to Saturday....more break-out classes in the morning and then stamping, etc. in the afternoon. Here's the fabulous Ngaire who's from all the way over in Perth....
And the lovely Deb who I think is from Melbourne but I'm drawing a bit of a blank...is that right Deb?

And two awesome WA gals: Nicola and Charmaine....thanks for coordinating your outfits girls so that the picture would look so good! :)

And the last part of the event is Awards Night....which started off w/Paparazzi and a red carpet so we stopped for a few photos...

So first off Bonnie, me and Amy....two of my coworkers that I actually see every day instead of once a year. :)
And then me and Amanda striking a pose....I seriously love this girl and hate that she's one of the ones that I only see once a year. :(
Me and the gorgeous Sharnee rockin' her faux fox fur....ok it's probably not fox but I just couldn't pass up using that phrase....she's from Tasmania...
And two more WA gals--Leonie and Jodene...who also dressed in red and black...even the background is playing along!
And the ever so delish awards night dinner...
Nicola, Charmaine, Lynda, Ngaire, Skip, Cherita, Shannon

This year I decided to stay a couple of days after--so that I could do some sightseeing and get a good feel for the amazing city of Sydney...so on Sunday a bunch of us rode a ferry to Manly. The scenery was just amazing....Harbour Bridge and Opera House in the distance...
Sunday was such a gorgeous day--there were hundreds of sailboats in the harbour and the weather was perfect!!! Here we are on the steps of Manly beach. Manly is a cool little town....sort of like the beach version of Park City...we are looking at the beach and the photographer is standing on sand...
And one of my favorite photos--the ferry ride on the way back...
Shauna, Ngaire, Cindy, Charmaine, Marianne, Cherita, me, Emma, Teresa & Skip

And then back on land with the bridge in the distance...me & Teresa

And now that I'm at the end of my post, I can think of a couple more pictures that I have misplaced that I wanted to post...so I might have to post more later. The 3 days that I stayed after were sooooooo fun....mostly all shopping and recuperating and just having a blast in general. I loved every minute of this trip!!! So amazing!!

6 brilliant comments:

Jayne said...

I can't believe it's nearly two months since convention already.

Sorry I don't think any photographs were taken that night.

Sharnee Torrents said...

I love that you have your pic's up!! THere are some really wonderful ones and were totally worth the wait!!
Hugs SHarnee :)

Alisa Tilsner said...

Deb is from Whyalla, rural South Australia :) Country Gal

Kristi said...

SO fun to see your pictures from Australia!!

Cindy Major said...

Oh, you lucky girl! Looks like that stay in Australia was a lot of fun! Makeesha has invited me to visit her and I'd love to - when finances permit! It's that darn plane ticket that is so hard to shoulder... I'm sure I would love it there, though.

In the meantime, I guess I'll live vicariously through your pictures. You're starting to be quite the globetrotter, with your job bringing you everywhere around the world!

Angie said...

Good thing anonymous left us that great tip about online casinos. Ha!

AU looks beautiful and it looks like you gals had a great time. I'm so glad you got to spend some extra time there and enjoy yourself!!