We headed to SLC on Weds and had an easy trip over and checking into our hotel. It's always fun to have a girl day with no activities so that you can catch up with friends before the hustle and bustle begins.
This year I had 28 from my INKin' All Night! team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators attending convention along with an additional 14 demonstrators from my Adopted INKers group which are sidelines and fellow local demonstrators in the Phoenix AZ area. My upline dropped a long time ago and I kind of became "mom" to the group in order to keep us in touch and together ... so they are my adoptees and I love them! I wish they were all truly mine, I'd be so lucky!
So on the 1st night there we coordinated a team dinner at Benihana, a tradition I started several years back. It's a BYO night out with the girls for yummy food and lots of fun and friendship. This year we had a reservation for close to 40 including a few husbands that were traveling this year too and a few gals weren't able to join us. Here's a few pic's from that night! And I think in total we had 6 of us celebrating birthdays!
|Beth, Rhonda, Virginia and Carmen celebrating birthdays, just missing Barb and Shannon who were at different tables|
|INKin' All Night! & Adopted INKer gals - table 1|
|INKin' All Night! & Adopted INKer gals - table2|
|Di's Country INKers & INKin' All Night! - table 1|
|Di's Country INKers & INKin' All Night! - table 1 plus Kathy & Camille|
|Di's Country INKers & INKin' All Night! - table2|
|Di's Country INKers & INKin' All Night! - table2 plus Melissa & Michelle|
Check back tomorrow for a few more pic's and I'll also have some stamping to share with you!