A Million-Dollar Adventure

This week has been an exciting one at the home office—Tami White, our fourth million-dollar achiever came into town to celebrate her accomplishment!

Tami and her mother, Sharon, arrived on Wednesday, checked into the hotel, and then headed to the home office, where Tami was greeted in the atrium by home office employees, cheering and honoring her. We presented her witha bouquet of flowers, a $10,000 check, and a home office visit designed just for her, including visits with photographers and illustrators and making a video. Wednesday night Tami and her mother had dinner with some CT members.

Thursday, I got to spend much of the day with Tami and Sharon, stamping and visiting and just getting to know them even better. What a pleasure! I was worried initially that the stamping project (an album commemorating Tami’s visit) I had planned wouldn’t take very much time, and so I had some other projects on hand, just in case. I should have known better! We didn’t even get the album done—we spent so much time just talking.

For lunch, we went to Fraiche at Brick Canvas, and took a quick tour, then they headed off for the afternoon activity. Originally, we had planned for her to go paragliding with Sara. . . people who know Tami know she loves adventure and isn’t afraid of anything! But the wind picked up and the paragliding adventure was cancelled.

Although Tami was disappointed, she was a good sport, and we offered her a few other options. She chose to go to Miller Motorsport Park, where she and a group of Stampin’ Up! employees went zip lining and karting. And I understand we’re not talking simply go carts here; Miller Sportspark has one of the top kart courses in the country, and I heard it was pretty exciting!

We ended the day with Tami and her mother, Sara and Sean, and Sterling and me enjoying dinner together. We had planned dinner at kind of a high-end place in town, but during the day we decided to do Thai instead. We called around and got some recommendation and ended up at a place that had lots of character (the cushions on the hardwood benches were baby crib bumpers!), but the food was tasty and the company was fabulous!

I love these million-dollar visits, and was thrilled to have Tami spend a couple of days with us. As I chatted with her at the home office, she kept saying, “Wow, I’m so overwhelmed.” She has worked hard to accomplish this goal, and we were so excited to celebrate this accomplishment with her.

Congratulations, Tami!