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Saturday, October 24, 2015

DC Recap and More

I have not posted in forever.  It feels good to be back. 
Garrett and I just took a trip to Washington, DC.  I qualified for the Leaders Retreat with Plexus and they paid for our trip.  To say I’m grateful is an understatement.  We had SO.MUCH.FUN!  The weekend getaway was definitely needed.  I’ll try to sum up our time with a few photos and captions.
I flew in on Thursday around lunch time.  Can you tell I was excited?

I met a really great girl at the airport and her husband.  I learned that her husband was the lead singer of the Scooter Brown Band.  I knew I had heard some of their songs but I recently downloaded their albums on Spotify and I am loving their sound.  Y’all have to check them out!
We got to the Gaylord in National Harbor, Maryland and the area was so cool!  Restaurants, shops, bars and even a huge ferris wheel lined the streets leading up to the Gaylord.

I spent the evening with my amazing, incredible, fantastic…did I say awesome…upline, Rayne.  This girl is a jewel…literally, too – she’s a Diamond in Plexus which is the top level of the company and she has re-entered the company with me on her second leg.  How cool is this company that they let you re-enter to reach Diamond again?!  Pretty sweet!  Anyways, she took such great care of me introducing me to everyone and making me feel welcome.

They closed down the street, literally, for our Plexus street party!  SO cool!

Garrett flew in about midnight and I think I popped my head up from the pillow to say Hi!  I was exhausted.
Thursday we took a tour of DC and it was so cool.  I never thought I would have the chance to visit and I’m so glad we did.  We did lots and lots and lots of walking.  Lots.

























We had dinner at a ridiculously yummy place (definitely a splurge) called Joe’s.  Delicious!


That night we did what any kid free couple would do.  We went to the local market, picked up a 6 pack and bottle of wine and headed back to the hotel to binge watch Blacklist.  Haha!  Seriously though…such a great night!
Friday we slept in, went to lunch and then Garrett went to the Plexus session with me.  I just loved seeing all of the winners of the contests. There were so many $2,000 check winners and $5,000 Bloomingdale’s shopping spree winners.  I told y’all this company was awesome.  And then just as we thought it was wrapping up they brought JEWEL out to sing for us.  WHAT?!?!  She is amazing!  I mean truly amazing!


That night we decided to try out the local restaurants so we had a drink and appetizer at each one.  Such a fun way to experience the atmosphere and food of these fun places.  We made a quick appearance at the Halloween party and then headed to bed.  I knew 3:45 am was going to come SUPER early…and it did.  Good thing I consistently took my Plexus while on vacation!

Y'all, I know I post about Plexus a lot but for those of you who really know me you know I have never done MLM.  I am not one of those who has tried it all to make a buck or two.  I signed up as an ambassador for this company because:
(1) I whole heartedly believe in the products
(2) This company has truly brought financial freedom to so many peoples' lives
(3) I WILL stay home with my boys because I know I will never get this time back
(4) I thoroughly enjoy helping people improve their health and finances
I am amazed at how quickly I have built my business.  In just my first two weeks of selling I covered by car payment, utility payment and had some extra money.  My first full month I was able to cover my mortgage and my husband's car payment.  My pay has been consistent since that point.  I am just getting started, y'all.  The sky is truly the limit with this company.  And I know, without a doubt, God brought this opportunity to my family so we could have freedom in our lives and eventually bless others with our finances. 
I watched Rayne post for TWO YEARS about this company.  I even got so annoyed with her posts I almost defriended her - no joke.  While I regret waiting so long to start I am SO glad I finally said YES!  If you really love sitting in traffic every day, working in an office watching the clock and being away from your kids then keep on doing what you're doing.  If you have bigger dreams and goals for yourself and your family I would love to be able to tell you how awesome this company is and how you, too, could be on your way to financial freedom. 



I also wanted to share another story with y'all.  On the plane ride back from DC I glanced over and saw a lady who, from the side, looked exactly like my Grandmama.  (For those of you who don’t know my Grandmama passed away in January of this year.  I miss her terribly.)  This lady had cotton white hair and even red glasses just like Grandmama.  I sat there and stared at her.  Just stared….for a good 10 minutes.  I have had many of these moments since my grandma passed – moments where the sadness just overwhelms me and I miss her so much it hurts.  But then I have other moments.  Moments where a saying or a scripture or a joke remind me so much of her.  And in those moments I am reminded of the legacy she has left behind.  A legacy of wisdom, truth, love, compassion, humor and faith.  She made me want to be a better person – a better soldier of God’s army, a better wife, a better mom, a better woman.  So while I miss her so much it physically hurts I am grateful to have loved someone like that.  And I am grateful that God put a woman in my life who had that much impact on me and those around me.  Today I encourage you to treasure the gifts and people God has given you.  Allow God to mold you into the woman or man He created you to be.  Ask Him what it is He wants for you and surrender yourself to Him.  His ways are far greater than ours (Isaiah 55:9).


~Jewels*