Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another Business Trip

While most people would be excited to go to Las Vegas, I’m heading there in a couple hours for 2 days of meetings at a conference. At least I don’t have any presentations this time – only meeting with other people who will be there. I’ve only been able to sleep 2 nights in my own bed, and now the next two will once again be in a hotel. I will get about an hour’s worth of stitching in on the plane tonight (made easier by my upgrade to first class), but I will probably go to bed as soon as I get in my hotel because I have an 8 a.m. breakfast meeting Monday morning.

I did make good progress on Silver Creek’s Do Not Worry. Only the bird and fill-in around the letters at the top let to complete. Hopefully I will finish this week.

Friday night was a wonderful experience at the West Ridge Academy gala and fundraiser. Here’s the link to the newspaper article about the gala.

My brother is the executive director at West Ridge, which is a boarding school program for troubled youth. They have both a girls’ and boys’ program, with separate campuses. They take no federal or state funding, so the fundraiser is essential to providing scholarships for those families who can’t afford to cover all of the costs for their child’s tuition, housing and therapy.

This year the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (or at least about 2/3 of the choir) volunteered their time to come perform for the 850 guests attending the dinner and gala. It was an amazing night – not only the music, but to meet many of the families and children who have been helped by the program.

This photo is from the rehearsal; the men had their jackets on during the actual performance. It was easier for me to get closer to the choir for the photo during rehearsal.

Well, gotta finish packing so I can leave for the airport in a little more than an hour. I’ve been slowly getting caught up on blogs I didn’t have a chance to read last week while in Philadelphia. I miss the regular update from blog friends when I’m away.

Have a great week.


Linda said...

I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. Get in touch when you return.

Margaret said...

hope you have a good trip! Hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir must have been amazing!

Siobhan said...

Have a safe trip!! Loved the pic of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsing--that must have been spectacular to hear!

Loraine said...

I found your blog from Terri's (Chocolates for Breakfast) blog. I'm so thrilled you will join us for the SB retreat preview. I'm not actually going to the retreat, but will be picking Terri and Julie up at the airport and showing them around Salt Lake. I also am trying to get a condo in Park City that same weekend so that we can all be close to each other. Are you interested in going in?
I love your blog, and I'm thrilled to meet another stitcher from Utah.
Your Family History in stitches chart is wonderful! I would love to do something similar for my mom.
Take Care. So nice to meet you!


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