essential families retreat

When I purchased a Young Living starter kit 2 years ago, I never dreamed of what it would become.
I apparently didn't just purchase oils...I co-created a team and stepped into a leadership position.  I've been a stay at home mom for 11 years now, so to have something on my to do list every day, besides wipe bottoms and make lunches, is a new thing.
I'm still learning how to walk through all of this, and am pretty sure I fail daily at all the things. 
This past weekend, we hosted 23 of our leaders on our team.  There are over 5,000 Essential Families members, and we have quite a few pursuing the business side.  To get to meet a small handful of them was more than I could have ever imagined.
I told Jeanna prior to the weekend, if all we do is connect these women to each other and help them feel like they can root one another on and help each other out...then I will feel like our weekend was a success.
And a success it was.
We have so many awesome and fun personalities on the team...the weekend was so fun and encouraging.
And we even had a dance party.  How cool are these chicks?
The biggest and best surprise out of this whole Young Living adventure, is the friendship that has just bloomed with one of my besties, Jeanna.
We have been friends for 10 years, but life pulled us apart.  We used to have to schedule our phone call dates, for like once a month---and now we talk like 7 times a day.
I couldn't be more thrilled to be on this journey with her.  It's so refreshing to have the very person you work with, also be one of your closest friends.  Not afraid to let me know when I'm in the wrong, but also ALWAYS building me up in love.
We are literally living a dream---working from home with our best friends.  Making enough money to support our families.  And all of it centered around one of the biggest things we love:  oils!
I am so excited to see where this road takes us.
If you've ever wondered if you can really pursue a business with these oils, the answer is YES.  And it's so rewarding on so many levels.


happy birthday elsa.

Within a matter of a few weeks, we celebrate Elsa's Gotcha Day and her birthday.  Sister gets all the well-deserved special treatment!
She turned 8 last week...8 years old with the legs of a 20 year old.  Quit growing Elsa!
We shall call her Long Legs McGee.
^Each year on their day of birth, we measure them^

The night before her birthday, Milo (our numbers man) asked "What time was Elsa born?"
I had to gently remind him that we weren't sure what time she was born.
So he said "Well, let's pick a time!"
So we asked Elsa what her favorite time of the day is and she happily declared "7:30 in the morning!"  Clearly she doesn't get her love of the morning from me.
So, we declared that Elsa's time of birth is 7:30AM and she smiled so big.  Just a simple act like that can make her so happy.
She is one of the easiest people on the planet to get a smile from.
Happy birthday sweet Elsa!