18 hour Travel Day | AOII 2016

Let me start this by saying that I typically have great luck with travel. Well, yesterday was not my day. It was long... and I was tried from 4 solid days of meetings/fun. However, I kept having to remind myself that I was safe, fed and perfectly fine... just a long way from home and ready for some momma snuggles.

You better believe I snuck into Annalee's room at 2am for some snuggle time too. She was so happy to see me - I thought she would never let go of my neck. Best hugs ever!

And somehow in the 4 days I was away she also turned into a little girl. How did that happen?

A couple pics from Dad while I was away...

This picture cracks me up.

Was anyone else stuck in an airport somewhere yesterday... I made lots of friends at a random bar in Atlanta. Wine was necessary at 9pm... with 5 hours still ahead of me. It was the longest day ever... after leaving my hotel at 8am in Nashville - I arrived home at 2am this morning. Needless to say, I did not make it to the office today - instead I called in for a couple meetings - slept - and have been working from the sofa waiting on my luggage to arrive.

I am so happy to be home - with no planned trips ahead of us for almost three weeks - but my short trip away was actually really fun.

I volunteer with the absolute best group of women - sisters, mommas, friends and most of all, super fun gals. Every time we are together, I am reminded just how special they are to me - and how neat it is that AOII is what brings us all together. They are selfless and kind and are always looking out for everyone but themselves. I always return from this trip rejuvenated to do good and help others. It's not to say that we didn't have some fun - and lots of bevs while we were together - but above all we had time to give back to AOII!

Just a couple pics from our time at AOII Leadership institute 2016. 

Training at HQ

Friday Night Network Fun... Olympic themed, of course. 

Awards Night Saturday Night. 

Cheers to a fun holiday week ahead!! 


  1. So glad you had fun though. Long travel day ugh!!

  2. What a small world! I have been following your blog for a little while now, and had no idea you were an AOII!?! I am a Theta Psi alum, and I see you are friends with Janet :)