Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thursday Flight & Welcome Night

I was out the door at 2:45a Thursday morning on my way to the airport with anticipation and heavy luggage! I had a 3 hour lay over in Atlanta which gave me plenty of time to find my gate, relax and read my favorite magazines! In yucky weather, I arrived at the Embassy around 4:30p, checked in my room and went down stairs to take a peek to see if I could recognize any Bellas out there. I introduced myself to several but there was one little group that took me under their wings and took me shopping in Old Town! Thanks Lisa, Cherie and Stephanie!!!!

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I tagged along and had fun, it was so nice talking with them. I didn't have a class with Lisa nor Stephanie but I was lucky to have my last class with Cherie. They were soooo sweet to me. I snuck out of shopping a little early to hit happy hour at 5:30p in the hotel bar and that is where I met my sidekick for the rest of the weekend. I met  Sandy! Now let me tell you something about Sandy...this is the only picture I have of her with her eyes open and she's smiling. Usually her mouth is going ninety to nothing or her eyes are closed! (Sandy, if you are reading this, I still luv ya!)

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So after a couple of drinks at the bar, we noticed the time and headed for the welcoming party/class. We were standing around waiting to get in...and there was the cutest Victorian Gypsy standing near us...oh my, she's another Sandi.

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So we all officially introduce ourselves, switched calling cards and headed into class/dinner.     Sandy, Sandi & I.

Pretty tables awaited us as we entered and I forgot to photograph the bags of goodies, I just couldn't wait to dig in...sorry!

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We created this cute little kit... And yes, I stitched everything including the bird, p-e-a-c-e, crepe paper, pillow, all of it in under an hour or so. I could have been faster but I was too busy talking! It needs some glitter...hmmm I'll think about it.

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Then it was swap time! A mad house of swapping I tell ya. I was in only one swap, the Pearl, Pearl, Pearl swap hosted by Shawn Street. Awesome...truly awesome.

I made these corsages in different colors...

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And I received these from my swap partners Shawn, Tiffany, Sylvia, Alanna, & Ms. Franke (taking the place of Stephanie GH)? (Thank you girls!) Sadly, I never got to meet the latter of the three.

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I was so exhausted. I went up to my room, spread my goodies all over my table, smiled and thought...how could tomorrow be any better than today? Stay tuned.

3 comments:

Frippery said...

Gotta love the Sandi's. That is a great picture of Sandi from Pa. ( at least she doesn't look ready to slap anyone yet) What a fun bunch of girls, Pam

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there doll,

great pics.
i hope y'all had a fab time here inm Omaha.
Hope to see you next year!!!
oxoxo,
jessi

Brett (the son) said...

Uh mom you have too much fun. You've been back home for 3 days now and already going to New Orleans for the weekend AND then to Orlando in December...its gotta' stop mom...really...

or start taken' me with you...