Has it really been 10 days since we blogged?!? Sorry about that. And honestly, we've mostly been sitting around watching Oprah and eating skittles, so there's really no excuse. I guess we have put a little time into some ragamuffins that call us Mom and Dad.
Christi is my hero! This past week I was in Orlando on a business trip from Monday to Thursday. She got the kids to school, Sophi to a school evaluation, boys to basketball, Graci to young women, girls to dance, breakfast, lunch and dinner, kids to bed, I could keep going on and on and on, all by herself!!! Wow! I can hardly keep MYSELF fed. OK, that was a joke. Anyone who knows me can tell I have no problem keeping myself fed. Xander recently said, "Daddy, when I grow up I want to be a Daddy with a fat tummy, just like you!" Thanks, bud:)
At the meeting in Orlando, I won a leadership award. It is something I am very grateful for. It came with a beautiful plaque, a very nice watch, three extra vacation days to take a trip, and a substantial travel budget to pay for the trip. The award is officially called the "Sales Consultant Leadership Award" for the region. To make it easier to explain to Christi what I had won (and I was totally surprised by this award, so I hadn't even told her it was a possibility), I just said I won "Rep of the Year" for my region. Later that night I was talking to Taylor, and Christi had shared the good news with him. He got on the line and said, "Dad, it's great that you won "Guy of the District!" I like it. I'm going to suggest it for the official title going forward:)
"Guy of the District"