Wednesday, January 5, 2011

That night was A Great feeling!!!

 Since pictures are WORTH a 1,000  words, I have been saving this post til we received the Professional Pictures from the party photographer!!As soon as we arrive at the Arizona Biltmore for the Big Company Christmas party, we always head over to get our pics taken as there are So many people at this event, we just want to get it over with so we can enjoy the night (missing lipstick and all  sometimes)
 The company was celebrating 2 big Anniversaries this year, 50 years in Business and 40 years in the state of Arizona!!!My hubby also was celebrating 2 Anniversaries this year. 30 years with the company and 25 years as a Manager!!!They always have the most awesome ice sculptors.
 In the lobby, the owner came over to say Hello to my hubby!!I asked if we could get a picture!!!He said YES!!!I told him a great little quote we love to live by, "Some people DREAM about Great success and OTHERS like himself WAKE up each day and achieve Great success!!!!"

 2 of my wonderful girlfriends!!!One of them is the funniest girl I know!!!She always makes me Laugh!!!
 Our great friend Coni!!!We have known her and her hubby Jamie for 30 years!!
 Here is my hubby with Jamie and a great friend Mark, who happens to be the funniest Man I know!!!
 Our Table!!!!
 The centerpieces were spectacular this year!!!Red roses surrounded by red carnations
 Champagne flutes filled with champagne!!!
 All the Managers and Vice Presidents up front to give Mr. Halle a toast!!
 My glass is raised real high!!!

 He is the MOST wonderful and Generous Man you will ever meet, The success of this company is ALL because of his commitment to God, Family and then the Business.
 After lots of awards to Managers who set records, it was time to announce the MANAGER of the YEAR!!!
It was my HUBBY!!!!I sat and cried til he took me by the hand to go on stage!!!
 Lots of nice compliments were said, do I remember them, no I was still in shock and SO VERY PROUD of him!!!

 time for his speech, was he prepared...NO WAY!!!
 As Manager of the Year, you are given a nice check to go on a trip somewhere special and 1  more week of vacation to go!!!Plus a few other special trips!!
 How awesome!!!!Thank you so much for this Honor!!!
 A few friends stop by to Congratulate him!!!Jordan, gosh we have known him for 20 years now!!!
 Tony saying something nice!!
 Trish, she is the Senior Vice President's wife and she came by to give us a hug!!!

 This is Chuck, he has been working for the company now for about 3 or 4 years, funny thing about this guy, he went to church with us as teenagers!!!So we go Way back with him!!!We also go to church with he and his wife now, so it is extra special to see them at events like this!!!
 More hugs from Vice Presidents wives!!!
 And isn't she a cutie!!!
 more funny story telling!!
 My hubby's wonderful crew, two are missing, but I know this, MY hubby is a Brilliant business Man, but he Could NOT have done the sales and had the profits he had the last few years with out a GREAT CREW!!!Way to go AZP22.
 This is My hubby's Senior Assistant Manager and he is a GREAT employee. So hard working and a great family man. Thanks Clay for all your hard work day in and day out!!!
 Me and some of my favorite peeps!!!
 A wonderful Vice President who is also a Great friend and a wonderful mentor. Actually John is retired now, but is always invited back to the yearly party!!!His wife inspires me daily on facebook!!!
 More great friends!!!
 Oh gosh, I love these 2 people!!!She works so hard on so many great philanthropy projects for us wives!!!We love you Stephanie!!!
 Great great Man here!!!And I love his wife!!!
 This is Rob, he was Chuck's Assistant Vice President this past  year and helped him in so many ways, we love you Rob!!!
Can't go to the party and Not get a picture of us with some of our greatest friends!!!
we Love them all!!!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Jamie...
Congrats to Chuck on his award. That check is pretty great looking too. I can't wait to see where you all go. A trip or two or three? Fun as always, that means we get to go along as well.

You look absolutely beautiful in your evening gown. A great color for you sweetie.

Hope you have a wonderful week. Thank gosh it is almost over. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Jamie,

What a wonderful honor for the both of you. It is so inspirational to see someone who is committed to doing their best.

I have to say I am absolutely thrilled that you will be joining me on the carriage ride destined for Royal Wedding Wednesdays. When I hit the "publish" button I had a momentary feeling of panic that my post would be met with only the sound crickets chirping. It has been quite the opposite, so much so that I feel we have a kindred spirit/sisterhood sorority.

Here's to fairytales!

just call me jo said...

Wow! Congratulations to your husband and you, of course. A man doesn't do all that without help from a good wife. What a grand occasion! You have the most fun. Thanks for your kind words on my blog.
Your Eyore friend.

Char said...

Oh Jamie, congratulations to your hubby and of course to you.
What an honor and so excited for you both. You look gorgeous and your hubby was so handsome. A beautiful couple, Char

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Jamie, such a special honor and reward for you hubby's hard work. All of your pics are gorgeous, you look fantastic. I am thrilled for both of you. Can't wait to see you next week. Hugs, Marty

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow, Jamie!!!! What an amazing honor for your husband (and the wonderful woman by his side). I'm so glad lots of photos were taken that night and that you were willing to share them with us. You look so beautiful in all of them.
Happy new year,
Mary Lou

Corie said...

What a night indeed! Well, I think of is the most deserving of this great achievement. He has had so many great years with Discount and who could forget one of the best (well if not the TOP store) stores the last several years. He is a smart business man and that must be the reason he is so successful in all areas of his life. And who could forget his leading lady...YOU! No man could achieve this much alone! You 2 together can do anything and I know that Will and I look up to you guys so much! I am SO excited for the several trips you have planned and the one HUGE trip! A trip of a lifetime it will be!!!:)

Jackie said...

What a great gift! I'm so happy for you and Chuck! That's wonderful to be recognized for all his & his employee's hard work!!! Congratulations ~ Jackie

Anonymous said...

Congradulations Chuck!

Grams said...

I DO miss that part of the work force. I'm trying not to be TOO envious. Life goes onin different directions for us all.Hugs, Kathy

It's just me... Jennifer said...

Hi Jamie! It doesn't surprise me chuck recived such an honor!! Behind every good man is a good women cheering him on!...someone told me that once, or something like that...I wonder who???(you!)...You looked so beautiful in that dress, the color is outstanding on you and the style is gorgous. Thank you for visiting me, I wasn't sure if you had sent me two comments about my candles but I had only recieved the one so it's posted...nothing much going on here, it did snow earlier but just an inch or two. I'm trying to organize my basement better and make more room year new idea's....LOL! have a great day! hugs, Jennifer

Debra said...

Congratulations to your hubby and you! What a great honor! Can't wait to see where you all go!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jamie,
You look just stunning my dear! I so love your dress and the color is so beautiful on you!
Big Congrats to your hubby!
What an honor and I can tell you are so very proud of him!
Big Hugs Girlfriend and see you soon!!!!!

Terry said...

Howdy Jamie
WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is so wonderful I am thrilled for you both :)
Looking forward to many more fabulous images .
You have such a sweet talent for making me feel like I am right there beside you :)
Love your dress it is gorgeous just like you .
Blessings to you and yours.
Until next time
Happy Trails

Stacie Gibbs said...

I am so jealous of that GIGANTIC check! It has always been a secret dream of mine to get one of those giant checks and take it to the bank LOL!!! I am so happy for dad he really deserved it!!

Krystal said...

Congrats to you and that Hubby! So fun. Can I just say you look BEAUTITFUL!!! I love your dress, the color, look, everything. So perfect, and even more perfect cuz of how you found it. I also really love your hair like that. You look amazing...and so happy.

nancygrayce said...

Wow! That was a party! Congrtatulations to your husband and of course, we all know the wife is part of the team! :)

You looked beautiful, I wouldn't have had a thing to wear!

Liz said...

This is so wonderful! Discount Tire is such an awesome company. Congratulations! :) It is so wonderful that companies still honor their best employees this way.

See you tomorrow?


Rettabug said...

Please tell Chuck I said "Congratulations" on a job well done & a wonderfully deserved honor! You guys looked gorgeous that night...such a sweet couple. Its nice to see & hear about a guy who is so committed to his family, faith & has such a great work ethic. You are truly blessed!!!