Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
The event was spectacular. The conference room in the Salt Palace had calla lilies everywhere we turned. Everyone was dressed to the nines- such a formal event!
We started with whole wheat rolls and a side salad with your dressing of choice. Next was bacon wrapped filet mignon, delicious mashed potatoes, and a white fish wrapped in cabbage, with julienned carrots to add a splash of color! For dessert, rich chocolate with raspberries a la carte.
Each of the CEOs/Companies that were nominated had a 3-5 minute film telling about their corporation and kind of touring the office. It was so so so cool to see all the amazing ideas and cultures of these companies throughout Utah.
The most memorable part for me was realizing what a blessing and an opportunity it is to be an American. I didn’t expect to have a patriotic experience there, but I really did! All of these entrepreneurs (read: risk takers, opportunity seekers, need fillers, job providers, money makers!) are able to do what they do because they live and work in an environment that supports new start-ups.
Us girls all had a fun time dressing up! More on my dress drama later...
One of the nominees has an American company that starts businesses in Ethiopia. The CEO said “Ethiopia needs businesses, not charities.” It’s kind of an obvious solution, but really, thousands of donors give to help clothe and feed the people, which is a great thing to do, but really we could be helping by empowering the people and creating an economy that lends a greater quality of life.
It was fun to connect with all the “One on Oners” and celebrate Nick in his accomplishments!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
I do not love guns. I do not like guns.
But, I must say it was a pretty fun thing to do on a Thursday night :)
Here is a Russian rifle. I think that was Scott's fav. Thad has over 10 guns- Scott LOVED learning about them and trying them all out.
I like handguns better than shotguns. For sure. I was nervous at first, but you should have seen me shooting them one after the other in each hand!