Our Kanab Celebration

I'm down in Kanab tonight--the first time I've been here in months, and I hate going this long without coming down here. Southern Utah always feels like home, and visiting our Kanab manufacturing facility is like being with family--it's warm, cozy, friendly, and comfortable. I love it down here!

We enjoyed our traditional holiday potluck today. Everyone brings something for lunch, and we all dig in. We added our simple little cheeseball  and ate all the nummies everyone brought.

It made me remember when the whole company was this small (we have less than 100 employees in Kanab), and we used to have potlucks on a regular basis. I wish we could do it in Riverton, but we're just too big--it would be a fiasco! I've accepted that and I'm grateful for our growth, but I do love to come back!

Just before lunch we gave out our service awards.

There were 10 five-year awards, four 10-year awards, and our first 15-year award! Linda Kloepfer has been at Stampin' Up! longer than anyone but me, and she got a standing ovation today when she received her $1,500 check. I told her that I was planning on giving her a $2,000 check on her 20-year anniversary!

Tonight, the girls and I have been busy working on our scrapbook pages for our family party that begins tomorrow night. It's pretty much a weekend affair, with family arriving tomorrow and a light dinner. Saturday is full of fun and food and family, and Sunday morning we go to church, eat leftovers for breakfast, and head home.

I'll write more about the pages and the party later. I've got to get back to scrapbooking now, or these pages won't get done!