And wouldn't you know it, I stepped one foot on our bus and there was Shelli and her daughter Sara! That was the second nice surprise! They graciously let me get a quick picture as I totally held up the line! Hey it was MY party, right?? Thank you for your patience, people behind me. Ü
As it turns out we were bussed to a beautiful place called Corona Ranch for our authentic Mexican fiesta experience. Greeting us as we got off the bus was a thrilling 6-piece Mariachi Band. As most of you know, I am deaf without my hearing aids. Let me tell you that band was loud!! I was feeling that music!
We were led into the yard where they had little circle tables with heat lamps (yep, it was kind of chilly) and were serving hors d'oeuvres (is that how you spell that?) of handmade salsa, chips, warm fresh tortillas, churros (I saw them but Suzie and I never could find one!) and drinks. After lots of eating, mixing and mingling we were led into the rodeo arena for a Mexican Charreada & Western Show. We enjoyed the Women's Formation Drill Team, Western Bull Riding, Escaramuzas, Trick Roping (Texas Skip), Pass of Death (Cowboy Jumping On Bareback Horse)...ya, this one didn't turn out so well for him but we won't discuss that here. A not so pleasant surprise. But in true Stampin' Up! fashion, there was a huge vase being passed around at dinner with donations being taken for the man and his family. The next day at general session, Stampin' Up! had an address on the screen where we can all send get well cards to him. That man is going to know what Sharing The Love is all about real soon!!!! Stampin' Up! people made sure everyone had new maracas and a fresh drink. This time bottles of Root Beer were passed through the stands of the arena! So fun!
Dinner was in a beautiful room with tiled floors and a ceiling of draped lights.
All the tables were decorated in brightly colored clothes with place settings in contrasting colors. It was gorgeous!
Starter Kit Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)
Standard Starter Kit Regular price, $199. Now only $169!
Digital+ Starter Kit Regular price, $185. Now only $157!