Last week I snuck away for a few days with baby Cash in tow to Austin, TX for our Rodan and Fields Convention. My mom was SO incredibly wonderful to come and help Travis with the other kids while I was away. Not only did she hold down the fort during the day but she also played substitute teacher for me. And I should also mention she was somewhat Mary Poppin's-ish in the fact that she showed up with a giant box full of wonderful surprises for the kids. Each day I would get text messages showing the most recent game/activity they were up to. Homemade frisbees, bubble tubes, rivers made out of tin foil… Grandma pulled out all the stops :) Knowing that everyone back home was so loved on and taken care of made my little get away even more relaxing!
Cash and I left bright and early Wednesday morning. My plan was to take our time on the way down. And take our time we did! I managed to double the amount of time it should have normally taken us. One of the reasons it took us a bit longer was because I wanted to stop at Magnolia Market in Waco. If you haven't heard of the show Fixer Upper on HGTV I highly suggest you watch it! Magnolia Market is the shop owned by the couple who films Fixer Upper.
Last year Convention was held in Atlanta, Georgia…this year in Austin, Texas… next year Las Vegas! You can read my post from last year here.
This year I left a day early to meet my team for an overnight retreat. We stayed at a beautiful home in the hill country that had a pool and hot tub! So many of the women from my team are from all over the United States (and Canada!). Because of that we don't get the opportunity to visit in person very often. It was such a sweet time getting to hang out in our sweatpants while eating pizza :) Isn't that when the best conversations seem to always happen?!
Thursday morning after our retreat we packed up our bags and headed to downtown Austin to meet up with 10,000 other Rodan and Fields Consultants! There were women (and some men!) and beautiful skin everywhere :) The next few days were filled with incredible training, excitement about our businesses, delicious food, lots of coffee, room service, dear friends, a million hugs and one PERFECT baby. Cash Marshall truly was the perfect baby on our trip. He woke up when it was time to be awake and slept when I needed him to sleep. Dream baby!
A few pictures from the weekend...
2//Magnolia Market in Waco
3//a happy and full baby after one of our nursing breaks. And of course an iced caramel macchiato ;)
4//some of the beautiful women who are on my team!
2//my snuggle buddy
3//I will say.. strollers have come a LONG way since having Emma! I loved being able to quickly latch his carseat on, throw our diaper bag underneath and have a cup holder up top for my drinks.
4//room service on our last night. SUCH a treat!
A Little Bit of Everything blog. We have tried to meet up a million times over the past year and things kept coming up. Funny we both had to drive to Austin to make it happen :)
2//our team dinner at Moonshine.
3//babies, babies, babies everywhere at Convention!
4//thankful for the women who I get to "work" with!
2//so many good snuggles with this little one!
3//I earned VIP access to Convention this year and one of the perks was a giant room filled with snacks and massage chairs. Heavenly!
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