Sunday, December 17, 2006

Hippo Birdie, Two Ewe

David and I were invited to the Nationwide Vision Holiday Party. It was held at the Phoenician Resort. Boy, this company knows how to throw a party. They invited all of their employees and had over 650 employees & escorts in attendence. The CEO of the company knows over 90% of the employees names. I find that amazing.

They had a nice meal and then had drawings for raffle prizes. The tickets are sold every year and the money given to charity.

Last night, the charity was the Thomas J. Pappas School. They donated $7,000 to the Tempe location. The raffle prizes were amazing! Ipods, tv/dvd combos, Southwest Airline tickets, Xbox, digital cameras, plasma tv's and all kinds of things. One item was a $500 Westcor Gift Card won by one of the eyeglass vendors. He & his wife donated it to the school!

Today is my brother, Matthew, and I swap food gifts from the area we live. I got beer cheese soup mix, Vidalia onion relish, apple butter and seafood sauce all made in Frederick, MD.
My family gave me some wonderful gifts, including this leather satchel I have been drooling over since summer.
Hannah was so sweet. She spent her own allowance on a lovely rose that lights up (she got it at Zoolights last night), a pretty necklace that I will wear out to dinner tonight and some yummy lip gloss.


JerseyGirl said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah! =) Looks like you got some great gifts. That bag is terrific. I also really like the idea of swapping local food w/Matthew. Fun!

You and David looked smashing at the holiday party!! I love how you guys get such great shots of yourselves from the various events you attend.

Enjoy your day today!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!! You and your hubby looked so great! What a vavavoom dress!! Have a great day!

Kate said...

Sarah, happy birthday. Nice picture of you and David, and your dress looks beautiful. Have a nice celebrathing.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!!! Awesome bag and so cute that Hannah bought you something. So cool for the contribution to the school.

Theresa said...

Happy birthday! Nice gifts. What a cool bag!