Jazz Club

We are once again fans of the Utah Jazz. It has been a surprisingly fun season. Definitely did not start out that way. I think the Jazz struck gold with Mitchell. Unlike the Cleveland Browns the Utah Jazz have been consistent in good draft picks and trades. Monday night we had a Jazz party at the Warehouse. We had quite a few friends join us for the game. Had the game up on the big screen and we ordered pizza and wings. It was a huge win and a ton of fun. The dogs had a great time as well. They got lots of attention. Sent the kids home at half time with it being a school night.

Wednesday we did it again except this time we got French bread and over a $100 of deli meat and cheese and made Hoagies. Add in chips and fruit salad and it was a great dinner. Unfortunately our Jazz blew a 25 point lead. Sad night because it started out so well. Everyone was so let down in the end.

Friday night was the third game of the week. Jazz back home at the Vivint Center. We wanted to go down so bad but I had my Idaho dōTERRA Summit here on Saturday. I told Keith to take the boys but he felt I needed his help here. I could of gotten by but maybe we will be able to go next series against Houston. Anyhow the Jazz won. It was a closer game and was a nail biter at the end. I really am not a fan of Westbrook the guard of the OKC Thunder. He is a hot head and a thug. Glad the Jazz put them away. We ordered 8 party buckets from KFC and it was my favorite dinner of the week. I ♥️ KFC! Kids were excited they did not have to go home at halftime. Dogs just like to hang out. Anyway after three game nights and so much fun we decided to call the Warehouse the Jazz Club. We have the projector and big screen, the 75″ flat screen, kitchen and plenty of seating and parking. It just works and we definitely enjoy game nights with friends. When possible always make it a party I say.

Earlier Friday Sara and Mandy arrived for the dōTERRA Summit. I was able to give them a tour of the Barn which is nearly done. We also were able to play Laser Tag with the kids and a few of their friend. Plus they were able to attend the Jazz game night. After the game and celebration we sat in the hot tub for a little while before bed chatting and strategizing for Saturday. We had 122 people attend the Summit. Some great breakout sessions in three different tracks. I taught one of the first sessions on having online classes. We had some enrollments and great training and wrapped up about 6 pm. We will do another one here in six months. We are now off to see the Avengers Infinity War. I hear it will melt our brains. We are very excited. It was a good day.

Pick and Roll

The Jazz are that good! We had friends to the Warehouse last night and watched the Jazz rip the hearts out of the Thunder. It was absolute dominance. I think they are a better team than the Jazz teams of the 90s that played in the NBA Finals. I know that is a bold claim but they are awesome. We had about 50 peeps show up. We had Pizza and wings, nachos and salsa and rootbeer floats. The game was on the projector and the kids were playing PlayStation on the TV. It was a fun night. I was told I am a serious trash talker. The night ended with Jazz sex. Game 5 is Wednesday. Hope they close those thugs out.

East Coast Tour

First off we flew in on the day of the Boston Marathon. It was rainy and a bit miserable for those out there. A huge shout out to the American woman that won. First time in years. Inspiring story of overcoming failure and adversity. Watching her as they wrapped the American flag around her brought tears.

We had several business goals this week we were hoping to achieve. After we arrived in Boston, Keith and his business partner got one rental car and headed south to Woods Hole. They needed to get there in time to catch the last ferry headed for Martha’s Vineyard. His partner’s wife joined us and we went and got checked in at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

If you ever get the chance this is an amazing hotel. We had two City View Suites, so had some nice space for meetings on Tuesday. Monday night we went and explored the wharf, did some shopping, had dinner and Virgin margaritas. I was able to go for a 5 mile run on the Boston Greenway Tuesday morning. Such a beautiful city and the Greenway transformed Boston. Tuesday night we had a dōTERRA event and I just live for these nights.

Wednesday we headed to Orleans on the East of the Cape. Had more small group strategy meetings and met some new people as well. The event was smaller Wednesday night. I really like groups of 40-50. It is easier to get time with everyone. Beyond that the dynamics change. My favorite size is about 20 but unfortunately when you are spending money and time traveling the economics don’t work.

Thursday we headed West to Woods Hole. I had some other business we needed to accomplish before meeting Keith and his partner on Martha’s Vineyard. We got off the ferry late afternoon and did a tour of the Bed & Breakfast venue where we were having our Saturday Summit. We were invited to join the dinner they were having for their staff to kick off their reopening. The Caretaker and the Executive team have done an incredible job. It was very nice of them to take the time to treat their people to such a great meal and night. We raided the kitchen for late night ice cream and then the hot tub before bed. No we didn’t get in trouble (:

Friday was their open house. There were people from all over. We met important people, rich people, influential people and local people. My absolute favorite was many of the locals that came out and hearing their stories. Some had worked there, been married there, fished in the Pond. It was very touching to see the wide eyes at the changes and some tears as they shared memories. The original house had been there since 1790. A place can have a significant impact on many people over that many years. We had some of our dōTERRA leaders arrive later in the afternoon along with a few very special guests. We dined in the private dining room and had Lobster and great conversation.

Saturday started with a run, breakfast and the arrival of guests attending the Summit. Over 300 came. People are seeking goodness in their lives. Here is something that was shared that I hope you will enjoy.

I have discovered the Joy of Philanthropy over the last several years. It can take many forms from simple kindness to miracles. I have witnessed some things to sacred to discuss but there is Love in this world and people are rediscovering it. I was introduced to some people l here that have a desire to help me. They loved what we have been able to accomplish with The Christmas Hope Initiative. I am flying back May 2nd with a close friend that has been a Miracle in my life. We have been asked to speak and I have no idea what to even say. Maybe I will find something in time. We ended the Summit with a performance. Mandy, Sara and I had choreographed to A Million Dreams from the Greatest Showman. We had video playing on the big screen in the amphitheater and then we were performing our dance in front. I was scared. Fortunately I didn’t fall. I do love to dance. The day ended with heat lamps, blankets and those still there watching the Utah Jazz torch the OKC Thunder in game 3 at the amphitheater. Our Vineyard friends were like who are the Utah Jazz? We had them cheering by end of the night. The Jazz are dang good!

It is good to be home. A whirlwind in front of us but I am content.

Life is but an illusion, orchestrated by the Master, to keep our attention.

Where to start?

This week has been amazing. I am not sure what to say or how much to say. It’s not one of the naughty posts, but it has been one of the most awesome weeks ever. I’m exhausted! Excited about heading home in a few hours. It’s 3:30 am and we are leaving here at 6:15 am. I’ll try and finish this post sometime tomorrow but I will probably be sleeping on the flight. My heart is full. Oh and the Jazz won!