Sunday, December 4, 2011

New direction

Today I am sitting on a plane flying back from Tampa, Florida. It is December and Christmas will be here before we know it. Obviously when you are in mid air, you have lots of time to think. That is what I am doing.

God is moving in my life. I can feel it. I finally feel a since of direction with what I am suppose to be doing in my life. And today is when I wish my Grandma was still around. I would have called her from the airport and shared my excitement with her. I would have told her about the amazing women I spent the weekend with and how supportive and encouraging they are. How I learned so much about myself and what type of leader I want to be for my ever growing team. How his company I am a Director for is changing lives and all about the virtuous woman. How I desire to be just like that and how I much admired her and how when I think of the virtuous woman in the bible I am reminded of her.

Instead, I have decided to write it down for you all to read.

I left on Friday morning for a director's retreat and am coming back home feeling refreshed, renewed, connected and excited about 2012. God has lead me on a path with Thirty-One that I once only dreamed of being on. I have met new friends and leaders that I am forever grateful for now having in my life.

You see this journey I am on is so much more than just selling handbags and totes. It is growing me into who God has called me to be- Dana Tracy. I do not have to be like anyone else, I don't want to be like everyone else. I want to be my own unique self. He is molding and shaping me into who he desires me to be.

Life has had its ups and downs lately. It always does. God doesn't promise it is going to be easy. What he does promise us is that he is with us always. He has been with me through each and every step and has brought amazing women in my life to pray for me, love me, listen to me, mentor me and more.

If you are not familiar with Thirty-One, our name is based off of Proverbs. Our motto is to Celebrate, Encourage and Reward those around us. I have never been a part of anything like this, but my time I have with my team members, fellow consultants, leaders and home office staff continues to put me in awe. God is using Cindy Monroe, our founder and her husband and this company in BIG ways.

I am so excited to be a part of this! I am blessed beyond words and will be forever grateful.

I look forward to 2012 and what is in store.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Trying to a weekend

So if you haven't noticed by Thirty-One Red Hots team has been growing like crazy...and with that being said...I have outgrown my "green" office. Hubs and I talked about it as soon as I got back from conference and decided that I needed to move my office into the largest of our 3 extra bedrooms and make my office the "guest" room, as well as switch out my stepson's bed...and give him the queen instead of the double.

ANYWAYS...that is what we started working on Friday night. It took two coats of Primer to get the green to go away...and the chalkboard...oh my! What a mess that made! I will never use chalkboard paint least..not directly on a wall.

It took forever to get this room to looking good....and I hid lots of the blemishes/flaws with things on the wall. As you can tell, the room is jam packed...but I think it turned out really good.  Please excuse the blurry I used my phone for all the pictures.

I will have room in the closet to store my sewing machine and all of my sewing more a combined office/sewing room.

Then it was onto moving the queen bed into "Y" room....fits nicely in there..and I know he will appreciate the bigger/comfier bed. :)

I had to find a home for a few more I thought this turned out well in the hallway. My grandparents mirror that hung in their home...I spray painted it and turned it a different direction. And then their cute table that they had too. Such a warm reminder of them...going to their home and seeing them.
After that was all done..I was exhausted...and Hubs started feeling sick. Our allergies really took a toll on us was lounge around...blow your nose kind of day...the office is not complete...but the painting is at least done. And I love it! It is call Light French Gray. Very soothing and pretty.

The desk is still sitting out in our hallway and I have to move all the Thirty-One stuff I have in "Y"s closet into this closet...This room will be my Thirty-One office. Nothing else will be in here...and I am SUPER excited about that! Hubs has also offered to build me a set of 6 ft by 6ft shelving to go along one wall...

I really can't wait to get this room organized and decorated.  Plus..I love the vaulted ceiling and having two windows that look out to the front of our house..I am kind of in my own private wing of the house.

So..there you have it...still have lots to do...but progress is definitely being made! My goal is to be working from this office full time next year at this time. Cannot wait!

Oh..and the best part about all of cost me $37.00 to do this switcharoo! Can't beat that!

Hope you all had a great weekend. :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vacation Update

Well we got back from vacation several weeks ago and I have been in a whirlwind ever since! National Conference was AMAZING!! One of the most amazing experiences I have EVER had.

 Before conference, we headed to St. Louis to see this sweet girl. Miss just wonderful! Auntie D & Uncle M love her to pieces! She was so good while we were there and I loved watching her try and walk around and make all her fun noises.  My sweet niece is just precious!

Of was great to be at my brother's house...they have done a great job with decorating and making it feel nice and cozy.

Of was great getting to see my brother and sil too! Aw....there little family of three...soon to be four!
Her red hair is getting long...and I see her looking like both my brother and sil. When she wrinkles her nose it is my favorite!

After a fun weekend with them..we headed on to Columbus, OH for Thirty-One Gifts National Conference. Here is part of our team from all over! Our shirts say..."We are all about the WOO HOO!".

Above is my only team member that was able to attend....Jodie was one of my very first consultants!! Hard to believe that in a year...I now have 30 fabulous ladies under me...WOW! Feel super blessed!

While at conference I learned a TON and met some wonderful women...Thirty-One sisters. My favorite part though was meeting my LEAD coach from Home Office. Sara helps me every Monday on our call together...goodness...she helps me sort things out that I am going through....and I am SO thankful to have her on this journey with me.  I had to just run up and give her a big ole hug....loved meeting her face to face!

Another person I was so excited to meet was the founder, Cindy Monroe.  She was so sincere and genuine...I look forward to having my picture taken with her many many more times in the years to come. :)

Of course...conference wouldn't be amazing without the new reveal of our Fall Catalog! IT IS AMAZING! If you haven't seen it yet...let me know..I will mail you one!! LOVE IT ALL! They just keep getting better and better! You can also view it by going to my website at:
We also received TONS of great amentities for FREE just for attending conference...I felt truly spoiled when we left...

Above are just a few more pictures...we were taken on a Home Office tour...which was fascinating to see the HUGE warehouse that we ship out of....truly awesome to see the thousands of boxes!

I could go on and on...but I wanted to document this all and share a bit about my experience.

A couple more of my favorite parts:

1. The Praise and Worship music we had between our breaks at the Nationwide Arena...almost seemed like a Women of Faith conference....I absolutely LOVE the fact that this is a Faith Based company....and that they take that very seriously....God is doing amazing things...he is on the move with this company for sure!

2. Despite not wanting to really Husband was a TROOPER...he was one of two guys on the tour bus with 40 some other women....He sat at our banquet table and was the only man there....he met other men...and socialized a bit....and was just supportive of me and my endeavor. He knows how much this means to me...and he did it all for me...yes he may have grumbled a bit about it...but he was there..and he stuck it out. In fact...he has more ideas now than ever for my business!

3. The training at conference was worth every moment and penny I spent. They had the most amazing speakers....
I am still reviewing all my notes and trying to put them into practice. 

I have been on cloud nine since we got back! The catalog is team is growing...and my calendar is almost completely full for the fall! WOW! 

I told Hubs last night...58 days till Cancun...thanks to Thirty-One...and I am going to need a vacation after my busy month of parties in September! I can hardly wait! 

Loving every minute!

Hope you are all having wonderful day...and that it is cooler where you are!  

Coming this remodel....more to come on that...but it is going to be some work...for sure!

Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I don't talk about this much

But I am going to call on all you prayer warriors right now.  You just a couple of weeks, Hubs and I will be loading up our car and heading towards Ohio for Thirty-One Gifts National Convention! The fact that my Hubs is going with me and willing to participate in anything that is available to him at the convention is and of it's self such an answer to prayer.

You see...Thirty-One is a faith based company..and I am praying with everything I have right now that Hubs would meet some amazing GODLY men while at the convention.  Men that he could bond with and become friends with...maybe a man that could be his mentor...he is searching right now...and the fact that he has taken an interest in going to church with another huge answer!

I know that God is in the business of answering matter how many years I have prayed for my husband to find Jesus...I know that one day he will....and I can see small changes in him that give me hope.

So I just ask for all of you to lift us up in prayer...that this convention would be life changing for us both. We will be traveling again with some of these folks later this fall for our FREE trip to I pray that friendships and bonds could be developed.

He is even taking a Husbands only class that will be lead by the founder's husband and other husband's of the top leaders in the company! Friends...this is HUGE....this is exciting!

Pray anyway you feel led.....I just thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)

My excitement can hardly be contained......I am so thankful that God led me to is truly life changing..... I can't wait to share more with you after we return!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

1st day of summer

The weather is BEAUTIFUL here today! Happy first day of summer to you all! Our weekend was good, we spent Sunday with my family at my sister's house and I loved just hanging out and playing with my nephew. He is the greatest!  Of course, seeing my parents and sister and bil was wonderful too. We are all  getting excited for the baby to arrive....will it be a boy/girl is the question??  My guess is Girl......but I was wrong last who knows!

My SIL (brother's wife) is also expecting again! She is due in two babies in a matter of months. Auntie D can't hardly believe it!! Love how our family is growing!

Have you heard about all the flooding taking place in NW Missouri? My prayers are with all of those who have had to move out of their homes and have lost farmland due to the rising waters.  I was very distracted yesterday looking at all of the pictures on facebook.  The town of Craig has been evacuating...this small town is just 10 miles from where I grew up. Praying for everyone affected!

Received some sad news yesterday too about our neighbor three houses up our street. He passed away at such an early age of 39. He had been sick this past winter with cancer and had just come home from the hospital after finishing his chemo treatments. Things were starting to look up for him and then this past weekend he developed a blood clot on his leg and passed away on Sunday.  We had only met him twice, but seemed like such a nice guy. My prayers go out to his family and friends. 

Last night, I had a Thirty-One party. The hostess decorated with the 4th of July theme and I thought it was so cute I had to take a picture!

She also made a yummy dip that I wanted to share with you all. So good! She made it last fall when she hosted a party...and I was hoping she would make it again...and she did!

Benno's Dip

1 16 oz. sour cream
1 pkg. Knorrs Spring Vegetable Soup (dry)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Jalapeno's to taste (marinated)

Mix all ingredients together. Cool for 1 hour or more. Then set out a while before serving. Serve with pita chips or the flat pretzels.  SO GOOD!

I love yummy dips in the summer time!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I have been blessed with three amazing men in my life. Above is my Grandpa K.  He was such a tender hearted man who loved to sing. I can still hear his voice as clear as day even though he has been gone for many years. I loved going to just sit with him in his living room and watch baseball, Jeopardy or the Flintstones with him. We didn't have to say much of anything...just being with him you knew how much he appreciated the company. He loved my Grandma and always said that the secret to being married for so long is answering "Yes Dear". He loved to tell jokes and make us laugh and loved his family dearly.

Above is my Grandpa B. He has only been gone a short time and I miss him alot.  This man was one of the hardest working men I know. He loved God more than anything and was such an amazing man of faith.  He was a farmer all of his life and had an amazing carpentry talent. He loved spending time with each of his 5 grandkids and keeping up with where we were on any given day.
And last but definitely not least...above is my Dad and family.  My Dad is an amazing man of faith. Through the good times and the bad, my Dad has been the rock.  He loves the Lord and is such a great example to my siblings and I.  I love spending time with him and wish it could be more often. I love you Dad! Happy Father's Day!

Thank you dear God for bringing three of the most amazing men into my life.  I am forever thankful!

Friday, June 17, 2011

The accident

So I realized I never really blogged about being rear ended....probably one of the reasons I had stopped blogging for so put a kink in my mood and outlook.

I was just a few miles from our house on the last Saturday of April. Hubs and I had planned an actual date day for the two of us and I was running to Kohls that morning. I was coming to a complete stop as there were cars in front of me when the guy behind me was paying any attention and slammed into me. He hit me hard enough that I hit the car in front of me. Needless to say, it ruined my day/weekend/week/month.  I was very thankful that Bella and I were not hurt, just some whiplash. I was devastated. We had just bought our new car a little over a month ago and then this happened.

Thankfully, the guy that hit me was totally at fault and received a ticket. I had to go to court as a witness just a few weeks ago and he plead guilty. And we were also very thankful that he had insurance.  However, they have not been the best to deal with. I can never get a hold of the claims adjuster and she has been very rude on the phone.  Will be so thankful when this is all over.

The vehicle was not totalled, but had $13,000 in damage which just sickens us.  The adjuster had to go to the body shop three times because they kept finding things that were broken or in pieces when they took the car apart.  The body shop was kind enough to give me pictures of the car and the pieces they took off, so I thought I would share just a few.

After a month and half in the shop...we finally went to pick her up on Tuesday evening.  She looks as good as new. Hubs found some paint over spray on the driver's side...but I took it back and they removed it right away.

It's good to have my car back and be out of the rental. I admit, I am nervous driving it now.  We are still waiting to settle with the medical portion of the claim and I have been told that we should claim diminished value for the car.  I was really hoping to be done with the insurance company...but looks like a few more issues we need to work out with them. Nothing like leaving a message for the claims adjuster and her never returning my phone calls. I know what insurance to never get for car insurance..that is for sure!

Happy Friday to you all! May you all have a safe weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ok ok

I'm here! And I am blogging! Surprise!  This spring and summer has already been super busy and the end of April/May was very stressful to me with being rear ended. I can tell you that I don't like dealing with insurance companies AT ALL!

We finally have our car back after a month and a half in the body shop. From what we can tell..she looks like new...and she does have the new car smell still..but it kind of has a paint smell that is a little disappointing...but I will get over it. I am just thankful to be out of the rental car!

I am still wrapping up all the issues with insurance company. I think sometimes it is never going to end. And they are the hardest people to get a hold of!

Our birthdays came and went...all in all it was a great weekend. I got to see both my niece and nephew which was wonderful! And of course seeing my Sissie and SIL was an added bonus too! :) My mom made us (or should I say...ME) ha!  a Chocolate Angel Food Cake...which was DELICIOUS!

I am staying busy with my full time job and my team is a growing with Thirty-One! I will more than double my team in the next month or two....UNBELIEVABLE!   AND I earned the Leadership Trip to Cancun in October for both Hubs and I...and I also earned us a $2000.00 cruise of our choice! Super excited about both...I am dreaming of October already....I just look at pictures and can hardly wait!

Doesn't it look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! The best part is the entire trip is FREE! We won't pay for one thing...not even parking at the airport or gratuity!  I guess...we will pay for Bella to be boarded..but that's it! AMAZING!

We now have a computer that works at home....and I just won a wireless keyboard and mouse at work I hope to get myself back into a routine of blogging at night.  It has been hard to find time during the day while working both my FT job and keeping up with being a Director with Thirty-One...but I wouldn't trade it for the world! Next goal...Senior Director by December....I have my eyes set on it!  God continues to bless my team and I and I am SO VERY THANKFUL!

Our neighborhood is changing.   We have new neighbors that have just started moving in across the street and one final home is going up on our block. Can't wait for this construction to be over! Can hardly believe how much it has changed in 3 years! We are even planning our first block party for August!  One of our neighbors is retiring from the military, so his wife is throwing him a party...should be lots of fun in our cul-de-sac. :)

My family is all doing good! My sister is due in September...can't wait to meet my new little niece/nephew! We will be heading to my brother's in July to stay with them a few days before driving on to Columbus, OH...excited to see them and their house and spend some quality time with Little Miss P. She came and stayed with us for one night last week. Growing up so fast! She even cried when hubs tried to give her back to me...she wanted Uncle Ike to not let her go. Too cute!

Hope you all are having a wonderful summer!! Enjoy your evening!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Do you have a favorite cookbook?

I love cookbooks!!!!In fact, I LOVE collecting them! I have two shelves of cookbooks in my pantry!! I know that you can get pretty much any recipe online...and I do get recipes from there when I am in a crunch. However, to me there is just something special about looking through an actual cookbook.  It brings back memories to me of special times with my family. I also enjoy reading any notes/stories that  is put into a cookbook...ahhh...the history of recipes...fascinates me.

I have several cookbooks from my hometown....that I pretty much use almost weekly.....and then I have some that I have purchased or received as gifts. Here are a few of those:

The Pioneer Woman cookbook is one of my favorites. I love her pictures, stories and recipes. So does my Hubby....he says you can never go wrong when you use one of her recipes.  Maybe he likes the fact that she lives in Oklahoma...which is where he was he is a bit partial...but the recipes are AMAZING!
The Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are also ones that I use all the time. My sister was telling me that their Crock Pot Cookbook is one of her favorites...that will be the next one for me to get on my list. The recipes are simple and yummy!

Anyways...just wanted to share a couple of them that I love...

Do you all have any favorites....if so what are they?? you prefer finding recipes online?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Where or where have I been?

Goodness! It's been almost a month since I have last blogged! I have been a busy gal! My stepson was in town for a that kept us busy and I have had lots of Thirty-One Gifts events to go to. Love my business and the gals I am meeting at each party!

Thanks to my amazing customer support and team...I have earned a trip for my family to either Disney World or a cruise of our choice! The program actually doesn't end until the end of I still have a possibility of even going up another level. So thankful and blessed! 

I am also very close to earning a Leadership Incentive Trip to Mexico in October! I won't know for sure until next month...but my goal is to get there! I can't hardly wait!

I am just so excited about my team and the adventure we are on together! God is up to something good and I am very thankful for his many blessings!

So...with that said...I have been very busy! And with the lack of having a working computer at home...I have spent my evenings next to my Hubs on the couch watching movies.

My goal this weekend is to really get a hold of my calendar and to get organized with everything I have to do. May is SUPER busy......and I can hardly wait for that is when we will be leaving to go to National Conference!

Can you tell I love Thirty-One Gifts?? Cause I truly do! It is changing my life and my husband's.

Ok..enough said about that.

I have started running hardcore again. Got to get myself in shape! running partner and I have signed up for another 5K in got to get a moving!

Lots of ideas rambling through my head to write about...will post more soon. I promise! Got to tell you all about our landscaping ordeal!  But right now the sun is shining for a brief moment or I am going to take advantage of it and go get some lunch.

Happy Thursday to you all!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Check out these cupcakes!

My sweet friend, Angela, made me these amazing cupcakes for my Branch Out & Blossom Director's meeting I held on Saturday. I gave her the name tags that we would be using and she matched the apples to them.

Aren't they the cutest!?

She has started her own business and it is called O-Sweetcakes Bakery Boutique.  You can check out her website by clicking HERE.

Monday, March 21, 2011

What new product have you tried lately?

Have you heard of Lemongrass Spa products??

One of my sister's MOPS friends sells these products and I bought some foot creme a few weeks ago.  Come to find out I won some free samples I have been trying them all out.

I receive a full size container of their Tangerine Body Polish...UH...HELLO! Love love love! Even my hubs has complimented me after getting out of the shower and how glowing I am!  He thought maybe I had tanned! I typically use Bath and Body Works Salt Scrubs....but this is even better! At least in my opinion!

Then...they have this Pomegranate Face Polish...oh my heavens!! I am IN LOVE with this product! My face feels AMAZING after using.

I just can't say enough about these amazing products! I must admit...I was hesitant at first...but now that I have tried them...oh dear! I want them all!

My skin has never felt or looked so good! What new products have you tried lately??

Friday, March 18, 2011

Taking a new approach

Well it's Friday and I haven't blogged in forever. While I have taken some time off from the blog world...I have been doing some thinking/searching about what I want to blog about. I have decided to take a new approach to the topics that I cover.

I am going to spend less time talking about my personal life and spend more time talking about things I love such as food, fashion, reading and travelling.

So there you have it...something you can expect to read about.....all starting Monday morning.

Happy Weekend to you all!

Friday, February 25, 2011

How long has it been?

Goodness! I haven't blogged in how long?? Our desktop computer is gone...they were unable to recover much I as upset that all of my pictures and documents were gone..the truth is...the images are still in my mind. I mean..I can't take them with me one I decided to get over it and move on...despite how much I wish I had a copy of them all.
Netbook is still acting gets so moody....sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't....obviously..right now it is I am doing a quick posting.
I have not been feeling like myself lately. I came home Monday aching all over and had a fever. I took a few days off from work...and finished out the week feeling better than ever...and feel like my ole' self again.
I would post pictures..but is just of some snow...and I am at this point...over the snow topic. Is it March yet? 
I received the best gift tonight when I got home. My girlfriends from Jersey mailed me a package full of popcorn, movie candy and gift certificates to the movie theater...needless to say..I was ECSTATIC! I honestly thought the Fed Ex man was delivering another Thirty-One package...but was even better coming from my two besties in Jersey! Did I tell you?? They are coming to stay with me in June on my birthday! I can't wait to spend time with them both!
I have been neglecting blog reading and I have been failing at twittering....goodness sakes...I need to get back on track. When life seems to get me down...I just close up and stay away from everything.  I felt overwhelmed this last week....I let the stresses of life get the best of me....and I was disappointed in myself for doing so.
And then I read this...
1)   TAKE ONE THING AT A TIME! God’s grace really is sufficient and He really does meet all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. As much as we want to see all that manna heaped up in a mountain of provision a week in advance alongside those upcoming demands, His promise in Philippians 4:19 is to meet each one AT THE TIME WE NEED IT. Thank You, Lord. If we could learn to live in this present moment with this present provision, oh, man, life would be so much less stressful, wouldn’t it?Isn't that amazing??? It is from the LPM Blog....thank you Beth Moore...I needed to be reminded of this. Anywho...just a short posting from me. I am here and doing much better than a week ago..THANK YOU for you prayers.
I am going to watch some Harry Potter while Hubs sleeps on the couch next to me...and I may just dive into some chocolate snowcones. Yum!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


What a way to wake up on a Saturday! Our desktop computer has CRASHED! I knew it was on the outs a few days ago...and yet I decided to ignore the fact that it might be sick. Probably shouldn't have done that...all my pictures are saved on that computer...other important documents......ALL OF THEM. I have a few of them backed up...but not all of them. UGH! I should have known better.

That is part of the reason I haven't blogged lately...nor have I been commenting/reading other blogs or tweeting!  The desktop has been giving us problems and my can be awfully moody at times.  I have a love/hate relationship with them both!

I will have to try and have it repaired this week...and see what we can recover from it. Praying it is more than expected. It won't even boot. It keeps telling me there is no hard drive. LOVELY!

Other than waking up to that this morning has been wonderful! Doing laundry and drinking some coffee in my favorite room of the house. Hubby is still asleep so it is nice and quiet here in our house. I love the sound of quietness......ahhh.....well I guess at this moment I can hear myself typing away...and Hubs is snoring. ha!

It is our SIX year anniversary today! WOW! Time sure does fly by! Happy Anniversary Babe! I love you! (even though he won't get on my blog to read this..thought I would put that out there!) :)

No big plans in store for us today. He asked me what I would like to do...and I requested to eat PIZZA tonight at one of my favorite places and I have asked to go see the movie The Kings Speech. Pretty exciting I know! I want today to be low key.

He has been super sweet the last few days...and I have been picking the movies to watch at night.. Last night we watched You Again and the night before Life as We Know It. Two chick flicks in two nights!!

Thirty-One is definitely keeping me busy. I am learning my new role as Director and am SUPER excited about my team and how it continues to grow. God continues to bless us and I am so thankful for this opportunity! My goal this weekend is to get my office in order and get my planner on track. I am needing to get myself organized so that I don't get stressed out. :)

Other than that....that pretty much sums up this morning. Have a wonderful weekend! The sun is shining!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Little I's 3rd birthday

This past Saturday, we met everyone at Applebee's for dinner to celebrate Little I's birthday. All 17 of us gathered together to celebrate and he sat right in the middle of the big group.   Of course, everyone was super excited to see how much Miss P had grown too.

After dinner was over, we headed back to I's house to watch him unwrap presents and have birthday cake and ice cream. 

Check out the cake my sister made for him! Super cute!!!

It was so fun to watch him get all excited about unwrapping presents. At first, he tried handing them out (like it was Christmas)...had to help him understand that this time it was all about him!

He had quite the audience as he was unwrapping. :)

We gave him Tom and Jerry dvds. He and Uncle Mike love to watch that show when he comes to spend the night with us.  And since they don't have cable, we thought it would be something he would enjoy watching at home.

I also made him a Superman could call it a Cowboy Cape....I have been thrilled to hear that he has been flying around the house being a Super Hero. :)

His best friend Mason and parents came over to the party was quite fun to watch the two little boys together.

And just a few more pictures from the evening....loved spending time with everyone!! Thankful that it didn't snow and no one was sick! YEA!! I know this is a lot of pictures...but my sister didn't get pictures taken that wanted to make sure everyone could see what I took. 

 He had an announcement to make after he opened he was saying ATTENTION EVERYONE...