Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Work Conference!

Almost right after Michael got the job he found out about this work conference he was going to in Yakima at the beginning of April. They encourage spouses to come so he asked me if I could. Of course I wanted to, but my parents were away so who was going to watch the kids for us?!? He decided to reach out to his Dad and see if he would be willing to watch the kids for us from Tuesday - Friday. For never having watched our kids overnight that was a big ask, but Papa Martin was up for it!!! I was able to work it out where I could take the time off work and make it up later. 

After lunch on Tuesday we headed out for Yakima! We were staying at the Hilton. We got checked in around 4:30 and then we went over to a nail salon so I could get my gel nails done. I had wanted to do them myself before we left, but I just ran out of time. It was so nice actually having my nails done. That's not something I do often! 

That first night we were taken out to dinner by an Engineering Firm at the Yakima Steak House. Oh my...can you say yummy! 

My whole goal of this trip was to 1. sleep in and 2. blog! I love my blog. I love blogging and I love having these memories, but it is always something that just gets put on the end of my to do list and then usually gets cut from the list altogether. There are only so many hours in a day and by the time I get done with all the things I need to do I'm too tired to blog! 

Wednesday morning Michael went golfing and I slept in until 9am!!!! I got out of bed and went right to my laptop to start blogging. I didn't eat any breakfast....I wasn't even hungry after the dinner we had the night before. I did start to get hungry around noon so I ordered room service!!!! 

I posted these two pictures on Facebook! 

Doesn't that salad look amazing?!?! It was!!! 

Michael got back from golfing around 2ish and I was still in my jammies. It was a dream! 

I did get showered though and we headed over to the convention center to peruse the vendor booths, have a bite to eat and get a drink. After that we drove out to the fairgrounds where they were having dinner for all the water and sewer workers. It was catered and they had 3 different buffet lines....Italian, American and Mexican. We went with Italian! 

They had these fun beads to wear when we first got there. After dinner they had some prizes for the golf tournament that was played earlier in the day. Then they had a raffle drawing. Michael ended up winning a ball retriever which will come in handy when he plays golf! :) 

After the raffle one of other managers announced that this would be Dick's last conference and Dick got up and spoke a few words. 

On Thursday I slept in again! Michael had a breakfast to go to and then one class. For lunch Michael and I went out to Cowiche Canyon on a friends suggestion and it didn't disappoint.

After lunch we came back to the hotel so I could blog some more and Michael could have some down time. Around 4:30pm we headed over to the convention center where they had a reception with some finger foods and drinks. For dinner that night we went to the Red Lion for a catered dinner with a different Engineering Firm. 

It has been great getting to meet and chat with so many people that Michael has talked about and it's been such a treat getting wined and dined as well! 

It's also really nice seeing my hubby's name with General Manager listed under it....even if it does say  'In Training' next to it! ;)