Our early flight out of Syracuse was fun. Several of my CTMH team met up at the gate and had a little time to spare before we borded.
These were a few of my flying partners. After posting on facebook my airport status my friend Terri who works at the airport found me. I haven't seen Terri in years it was a great time to catch up and it helped a bit with my nerves. Of course Terri had to tell stories about my WILD past to my CTMH friends. Somehow her story of me ripping out the underwires of my bra in the middle of a bar didn't seem to shock or surprise any of these lovely ladies.
A few shot of all of us before they started calling time to get on the plane.
I immediately informed my neighbor of my fears on flying. He didn't seem to mind if I was just a little jumpy...but his wife (sitting behind me) reminded me to "keep my hands to myself." Really?...not planning on groping your spouse in my anxiety ridden fit of terror I promise!
It's the Magic bus....
(Here it is up close)
but when I took the picture...Look I see a Hidden Mickey in the lights. As I waited for check in I admired the art.
We finally got all things in place and were ready to hit the rooms.
I loved these lights and is that banana's?
Inside the main building I spot this ceiling.
We arrived....This place is bigger then I remembered. My family and I were here last year and I do not remember it being so BIG. I also didn't remember; the heat, and I wasn't with four other strong minded women who had equally different ideas about where each of us wanted to go first.
Eventually we all decided to have a cocktail at this interesting little bar. The Hanger.
Kim was double fisted.
The balloon was way up high in the sky. Last time I was here it was tethered to the platform.
Originally we had planned dinner at the bowling place. (a fifty's style burger grill). When we came up on it the entire place was booked out for a reunion. Bummer. This put a hitch in our plans and a few changes in where we were headed next. We all had to get back to the resort for the TEAM MEETING. We settled after walking around for quite a bit in the heat on The House of Blues.
Its a gator!!! He's a little guy, but I bet he could bite just the same. I was also grateful for my top hat, I won a stamp set. There wasn't much competition as it was me and one other person who participated.
Sandy (my upline) gave us all these adorable note books. Win again!!!
My team has a bigger team over our and a bigger team over hers and so forth. Bren and Linda where tonight's hostess's for our team meeting. Two amazing ladies, whose creativity and talent inspired all of the ladies in this room to pursue their own close to my heart business.
a lttle more pool time to cool down. We were all TIRED after that. Off to the room for some welcomed sleep. Tomorrow is Day Opening Day!!! I did catch a few fireworks just before bed.
Goodnight Day 1: YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL!!!
Good Morning to a new day!
and a little turtle popped his head out to say hello.
These cute flamingos don't really count as wildlife.
but I had to get a picture.
I cannot begin to explain the feeling in the air just before the doors open for Convention!!!! Lets just say the excitement is contagious. !!!!!
And shortly there after....it all begins...
Each convention has had a theme and this year was from the Disney Movie Inside Out. Each of the presenters represented one of the (emotions) or in this case one of the colors/paper groupings; Whimsy, Adventure, Enchantment and Basics.
A morning filled with new items it was time for lunch, but first we had to all get the new book for ourselves and a travel toke. Shown below is the travel tote. Lynne had her doll in it. I made a joke about her doll being left alone while she went to get some food.
His design has changed some with some of the different conventions (hats and things) the conventions I attended he looks just like that. I have a tiny one and a regular sized one that was damaged when I stuck him to my car visor as inspiration. Unfortunately he deteriorated from the sun.
This year, Sticky Boy has a girlfriend, and she may be hiding here at convention this year!!!!
My roomies and I posed for some shots.
One of the teams had decorated Flamingos....I LOVED it!!!
A little afternoon break in the sun before extravaganza.
Just like yesterday we all gather at the door to run and find a table to claim. Linda's team is right behind us..
Here she is next to Ryans's sticky boy she found at a previous CTMH event.
This afternoon trip to Disney Lagoon (Downtown Disney) was much more crowded then the other night. (Weekend). We first entered a make up store that Ryan was interested in. There was barely room to move in it. (I so wish I had taken a picture. I just hate that my new camera is so much of a hassle. My old one, even though it had all the gadgets and gizmos to adjust, if I simply pointed an shoot the picture would still come out beautiful. This one if I try to catch a quick shot it usually is blurry and it sometimes takes forever pushing the button down even when Im not taking a quick shot, I MISS MY OLD CAMERA.....
Shopping is always fun. I had to get a picture of this XXXXXXXXXX- Large Under Armor shirt. I thought of my husband when I saw this. He always jokes about the Under armor shirts are suppose to define the abs. His, he reports is broken,
These's Peter and Wendy (my name sake). I was actually named after my grandmother Gwendolyn but my mother always told me that I was expected to have two younger brothers Michael and Jon. After me....they had enough children and that possibility ended right there.
Outside Once upon a Toy..Kim and I got sprinkled with fairy dust and promised all our dreams would come true.
We found some more fun stores. I loved the clothing. The modern day princess attire is amazing and I soooo wanted to buy that cute Disney Vera Bradly purse. Too FAT for the clothing and to SKINNY in the wallet for the purse.
EWE!!! Why didnt any one tell me my outfit was awful. Buzz didn't seem to mind.
How about a store that sell miss matched socks. .....really I'm not kidding.
We also found this store PLUSH every thing....If there was a character out there they had it,
I of course had not thought about how I was going to get those five thick beach towels back on the plane for home.
Good night Day 3
Then Jennette came and spoke with us.
Jennette insisted that we all get the NEW seasonal expressions idea book....The audience went NUTZ!!!
We broke for the pool and a little sun before cleaning up for a nice evening dinner with all the Awards given to members of the CTMH teams and individuals.
Can you see the butter..Sorry its so blurry...Its Mickey Mouse.
Shelia and Sandy
Lara and her daughter
A nice soup starter,
and the main course. YUM YUMS YUMMS!!!!
Christine was the winner at our table.
Sandy's face says it all about an award a friend received,
Minnie was there too, but we missed getting in line to meet with her.
WHAT A NIGHT...WHAT A WEEK...WHAT A THRILL!!!! I cannot wait to come back next year....and guess what!!! Next year Convention will be in Utah!!! The company's hometown.
The rest of the night was spent trying and retrying to get all those towels into my bags...Well no matter we three have a flight to catch soon. The Disney Magic bus leaves at 3am. I got very little sleep that night.
Day 5: 3am