We started off by getting together Thursday night at the Sundeck at the Hotel Del Coranado. Some of the girls I was good friends with already and others I got to meet for the first time. We had a blast, hanging out, chatting and getting to know each other better. Even though this was a "working" weekend, we knew we would be having fun! Thunder Bob was celebrating his mother's life and he joined in our fun and bought us drinks and we enjoyed our time with him. There was some singing (see my facebook video), a bit of a throwdown (plank challenge) and just lots of laughter.
Friday morning we had small group breakfast and beach time! What fun that was. While we were on the beach, we were sharing ideas for our businesses, talking about family, and more fun! We explored the island and shared a great lunch!
Friday night was the first official meeting. Monica's mother was kind enough to allow all 25 of us to be in her home (condo on the beach!!!) and the apartment was beautiful, almost as beautiful as Monica's mom, Lisa. She shared a beautiful toast. I will post it at a later time, it deserves it's on post! We got the most amazing swag bags full of goodies. We each shared our stories and let me tell you, these women have the most amazing stories, rags to riches, debilitating illnesses to great health and overall beautiful people!
After a short night's sleep, we were up bright and early for yoga in the park with Missy Costello (Tony Horton's personal chef!) She is such a breath of fresh air! So sweet and led us in a great workout!
We then had a little beach time and then the big night! Monica and Melissa arranged for the pavilion on the beach for the meeting! It was amazing. The tables were beautiful, we worked on our dream/vision notebooks and had a wonderful meal, danced and got ready to receive more inspiration and a wonderful presentation from Denise Needham. Talk about an inspiring, beautiful woman!
It was the most awesome evening and I have learned so much on this trip. I have met so many great leaders and can only inspire to do the same for other people. I can't wait for the next trip!
I gave my Friendship Stones to my roomies! Sherri, Tina and Dani! In our busy weekend, I can not believe that we forgot to get a photo with our stones, but we did. It truly was a busy weekend! We really had a great time and lot of fun when we were so tired and giggly in the room. Some of the best conversations were had while we were in our beds in the dark trying to go to sleep. I have so many memories from this trip that I know I will never forget and am so grateful to have been able to spend time with these truly wonderful ladies!
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