I thought I'd share a few photos from last week's trip to CHA in Chicago with the Flourishes girls. I always enjoy CHA; but this trip was an extra-special blessing for me.
Here's a picture of all of the Flourishes gals that were in attendance. I stole this one from Stacy, since I didn't get a whole group shot with my camera. I know it's small; but you get the idea! This was a wonderful restaurant where we celebrated sweet Ms Sharon's birthday. :)
From left to right standing are: Stacy, myself, Julie, Christine, and Barb. Sitting are Sharon & Jan Marie.
Next up are the ladies I spent the bulk of my time with, Julie, Christine, and Stacy. It was the first time I had met Christine, and what a sweetheart she is! She was my roomie for the week, and we had such a wonderful time of sharing and bonding. We all had a terrific time together, and I feel like I have three new sisters! :)
I met up with lots of friends along the way...
The beautiful Beate...always a treat to spend some time with her!
Sweetest girl EVER, Taylor, who is counting down the weeks until she welcomes her first baby into the world. :)
The amazing Lydia, who is yet another one that I wish lived next door. She is just a beautiful soul...
Sankari...gorgeous on the inside as well as on the outside...
Lori McAree...SO wish I had more time with her. She has the most infectious laugh you have ever heard...such a joyful, kind, and wonderful person.
The lovely Karen Giron... This girl has enabled me to buy more photography equipment than I care to admit! LOL Love her!
I saw so many others that I neglected to get a photo with. So much going on to distract me, you know? ;)
The one meal that I must have while in Chi-town...Giordanno's stuffed pizza...oh. my. word.
While we're on the subject of food...check out my dessert at the Rosewood! It was White Chocolate Mousse Cake, and was absolutely deLISH! It was also big enough to feed three people!
Here are a few of the awesome products we saw...and some that we purchased for Flourishes store... ;)
The final photo I'd like to share is of myself and the dear, sweet lady who made this whole adventure possible...Jan Marie Caruso, owner of Flourishes. Thank you SO MUCH, Jan Marie! I puffy heart love you!