Sunday, July 17, 2011

B & D with Premier parents,
David & Vickie Gleason
Next stop this summer: Dallas, TX. Every year, Premier Designs has a huge Rally. All of the jewelers in the country are invited to gather in Dallas, TX! This was a first rally for both Brian and Brittany (my wonderful sister in law and Premier daughter). Brian jumped right in the supportive husband role and Brittany even got to walk the stage for her first award recognition at rally. GO Bs!
Emily (PD Sis), Denise, & Brittany

We had so much fun and were so inspired by the wonderful leadership there. It was awesome to be able to stay with Devin & Katie, who now live in the Dallas area... This is also where we first suspected that we should be expecting a new baby! No... not ours.. poor Brittany was SO sick the whole time. It wasn't long before we learned that Avaya was the cause! Woo Hoo!

Vegas, Baby!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Recently, Brian's company started a tradition of an annual company trip. Their first trip, two years ago, was to Miami, Florida. I didn't get to go for several reasons... but this year, I wasn't missing out! This July was my first ever visit to Las Vegas, NV! It was awesome. We spent most of our time sightseeing. I was amazed at how much there is to see and do (outside of gambling & drinking) in Vegas! We saw The Lion King, visited different hotels (where I met Dick Butkus), took a trip to the Grand Canyon, rented a cabana by an AWESOME pool/club combination, and had an absolute blast getting to know Brian's co-workers. Even better, we had friends and family come visit from California! Orleatha and Chris flew in to hang out for a few days, which was absolutely phenomenal. I also arranged with Tamara a surprise visit from her, Steph, and Gram! Brian was definitely surprised.

Tam, Steph, Brian, Chris, Me, & Orleatha!

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting....

The LEP gang

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