Friday, April 11, 2014

My trip to Exeter, NH with Robert (older son) a few weeks ago...we had a great time. He is really excited about attending Phillips Exeter next year. Before we left Exeter, we ended our trip with a great seafood meal:
Every seafood meal Robert has had when we travel out east consists of clam chowder and a lobster roll (pictured on the bottom with fries). 

Robert, wearing his new Phillips Exeter sweatshirt, enjoying a cup of clam chowdah!
I got back from New Hampshire on Friday, April 4 in the evening...Saturday the 5th I was home, catching up on laundry and restocking the refrigerator and the kitchen pantries for the boys, because...Sunday the 6th I was on a plane again heading out east. This time, my destination was Connecticut for a meeting at the Edible Arrangement Corporate office.

Since my husband and I run a couple of pretty good Edible Arrangement stores here in northern California, we were selected to take part in the "Fruit Summit" which is comprised of the top 20 franchise groups in Northern America. The group of 20 represented franchisees from California, Mississippi, North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, Hawaii, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Canada, Michigan and Florida. It was a 2 day meeting (Monday 4/7 and Tuesday 4/8). It was informative and interesting. As always, it is great to get together with other franchise owners to pick their brains on new advertising ideas as well as any operational ideas. 
Reception desk and lobby of the Edible Arrangements office in Wallingford, CT. Fun way to be greeted at the corporate office...looks like the lobby-front of an Edible Arrangements store. The case in the lobby was stocked with chocolate dipped strawberries, apples and pineapple just like the cases are suppose to be in store. 
Anyway...the meeting was over Tuesday evening and I flew back home on Wednesday...arriving back in California around 1:30pm in the afternoon. 


I have been traveling too much this month...and fyi I am leaving town again next Thursday (4/17) - this time with my younger son, Matthew, for a hockey tournament in Chicago. Definitely racking up the frequent flier miles in April!

Well, I wish that I had some stitching to show you...but unfortunately I just haven't put any X's into anything. It has been crazy this month. Hopefully I will take some time to make X's...if you can send some stitching mojo my way I would appreciate it!

Until next time, take care and remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and [try to] Stitch often!


stitchersanon said...

Wow, the seafood looks gorgeous

cucki said...

Sweet hugs x

Heather said...

Hi Lisa! I'm Heather and I was just wondering if you would be able to answer my question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)