Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A vacation of a lifetime in Hawaii

Every year Stampin' Up! offers all the demonstrators an opportunity to earn an all expense paid incentive trip. This years trip was to Hawaii. When I first heard the trip was to Hawaii I just knew I had to earn it.

This was a trip of a lifetime. What made it 100% perfect was the fact that I was with so many of my fabulous friends. I am amazed at the solid friendships which are formed through such an amazing company. Click here to read about how this company began.

Our flight left at 6am MST and for those of you know me really well will know I AM NOT a morning person. I can stay up all night and often go to bed way too late but the thought of getting up early in the morning just about puts me into cardiac arrest. We arrived at the airport at approximately 4:30am. The first person I saw at the airport was Pam Morgan. Pam is the VP of Demonstrator Support and a Corporate Team Member at Stampin' Up! Pam is also a demonstrator and I have had the opportunity of sharing how I earned this trip at one of her downline meetings.

Here is a picture of Pam and I in Hawaii with her husband Chris in the background. Pam will forever remember my famous saying of the week "Isn't this great?" Every time I saw Pam I would say this to her. It really was great ;)

Stampin' Up! has the most amazing products around and of course I love the company for that. However, the most important part of being a demonstrator in my opinion is the friendships that are formed. I have met the most amazing people who have become lifelong friends through this company.

This is a picture of such friends! Make & Take's are ALWAYS a fun part of every event!

At the Luau

This is Shelli Gardner (Co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!) and I. She is such an amazing and gracious lady. She was telling me at the "Welcome Reception" that I was 'Superwoman'. I was honored but couldn't help but think what a 'Superwoman' Shelli is. I think of all the lives she has brought together. The friendships and relationships that have been formed due to Stampin' Up! To think this fabulous company started in Shelli's living room.
More fabulous pictures and stories of Hawaii to come. Keep tuned!

Happy Stampin'


Terry Molineux said...

Max thanks for sharing your story. I felt like I was there...and that probably is the only way I'll get there, through all your stories. It really seems like paradise! So glad you won it! Well deserved I must add.

Tiffany Bauer said...

This was a great vacation and to go for FREE is even better!!! Thanks for posting some of your pics from this wonderful place of heaven we all got to go to!! And of course it was great to meet you face to face too!!!

Lisa said...

I love that picture of us at the make and takes and the one at the luau. I am copying the first one and putting it on my blog too!MIss you!!

carolm said...

max, it's good to see you happy. i'm sure it was a much needed vacation!

xox ~ carol.