Ggggggooooooodddddddd holiday Monday here in Canada!
It's been such a great weekend!
So much accomplished and truly enjoyed being home all weekend. Whow what a treat!
Lots accomplished and ready now to do Stampin for my swap cards
Ouh but wait as promised a little about what my three wonderful girls did to celebrate by 20th anniversary in business
Let me first say that I really had nooooo clue at all that they even remembered let alone that they had this incredible surprise for me. Truly was the most shocked surprise I have ever had in my life - although Paul's surprise birthday party years ago that he did for me is a close second.
So first I found it weird that RENÉE was actually rushing me out the door - usually she is the one who delays me leaving the office lol
Anyways I headed out to go look at a crane for a customer then went to my usual appointment with Penny. Mind you she had fibbed me by changing the time
So I show up and she says my appointment is cancelled and she hands me an envelope
It says amazing race and it looks so cool
She says happy anniversary and this is a race now go
I am of course in shocked didn't even open the envelope I go sit in my truck and try to reach the girls in the office and they won't answer !!!!! Lol
So I finally open the envelope and figure out that the girls put this fabulous little amazing race together
Sooooo coooolll how they had some cool locations and some customers and such involved - really such a memorable day
So in the envelope ( see how cool they look - in photo 1) is a clue
I figure it out so fast it's my favourite coffee location with my favourite Tim's girls
They even put a twoonie ( that's our two dollar coin here in Canada) for my coffee
Once there I get a second envelope my Tim's girls are so cute they were just as excited as I was
This one sends me to one of my customers
There I get a beautiful editable arrangement I even look at a truck that I need to decal ( apparently not part of the schedule and Renée was tracking and could not figure out why I wasn't leaving )
Too cute uh
Oh and i got another envelope
That one I had to think where I had to go it wasn't coming to me
I guess I just needed another drink of my coffee lol
Oh and then it came to me I had to go to Kayla's sisters house
As I pulled up to their house I was thinking
Hum??? No one here - if the girls don't answer the phone and no one here how in the world will I get my clue he he
Walked up the steps and rang door bell
And when the door opened it was my three amazing ladies awaiting me yelling
Still in shock over everything they rushed me out the door and we started running
I can't see Renée's vehicle so I can't figure out where we r running to!
Then more exciting and fun
They drove me to undisclosed area and we spend a beautiful afternoon and then dinner time together
That would be the 2nd and 3rd photo
Sure was such a special day
Sooooo yes May 6 1993 marked the beginning of being self employment.
20 years later I still so love my job and feel such deep gratitude for so many reasons
I get to have my daughter step into my footsteps (that I never seen coming) I love it
I get to do a job that I love everyday
I have gained amazing friends that are my customers - I really have the best customers in the world
My suppliers are so dedicated to helping me succeed which I am so appreciative for
Then I have the most incredible staff both current and past
Further to all that in 2005 Rex had a vision to start Enviromulch - 8 years later that company has blossomed and I sure value that I get to work with Rex and Evan. I get to share in their passion and their growth it's so rewarding! Again I get to be with my husband and son!
I am utterly grateful for running our own companies and it felt so good to be appreciated by three amazing ladies.
How blessed I am to have my Renée, Kayla and Tracey to work with and create such a memorable day!
Well friends that's my story........
Told you it would be long he he
Now for a little Stampin up update!
Over Saturday and Sunday mornings I got to clean and reorganize my craft room to reflect the new colour changes that Stampin Up have just introduced
I did not realize how messy my areas were
I spent several hours in there to make it all pretty and very organized
All cardstock sorted to reflect the new catalogue
That would be photo 4
Then moved onto all the stamp pads - the re-inkers - the markers
Holly that was a huge job
That's photo 5
It felt so good to have everything sorted and purged
I still need a few mornings to do all the stamp sets !!!
But this was a big part and so I feel good now he he
I hope to stamp a little this mornin as I have to make some swap cards!
Yesterday I had little Roland for the day ( that's woody's brother little boy) kinda like a little grand baby adopted by me lol
We had some BBQ hamburgers and fixings
Rex, Renée, And Woody then built a nice fire outside and they had some friends over
We enjoyed roasted marshmallows they had hotdogs too he he
What a nice evening!
Today after a little Stampin and yoga class it will be the house work afternoon and a little baking and something for supper
That's my agenda!
Sooooooo friends hope you enjoyed my blog post and I am off and running to get my check list done
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