Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ranger U...

Here is the Ranger Class 2010. I spent last weekend getting to know them, learning with them, and growing friendships. It truly was an honor to be included with these very special men and women...yes, we had two men at Ranger U.

I really fell down on the job the last day as photos go...the group shot was borrowed from Ranger's blog. I do however have a few things to share.
The last day of Ranger was taught by Tim...all Adirondack...so much information...my brain is still trying to absorb everything I learned. I am dreaming about inks, paints and all things grunge, lol. It was an experience I will remember forever. I am working on coming up with a weekly blog something that would involve techniques-challenges-inspiration using the information I learned while at Ranger U. I am hoping to get this going in the next couple of weeks so keep a look out. In the meantime I have to take the time to talk about a very special group that took a little piece of my heart with them. They are my Ranger sisters...or the "airport girls"...
I would like to introduce you to Cheryl...this was my roomie for Ranger U and I feel so lucky that she came into my life. It is a rare thing when you meet someone and just know that this person will forever be your friend. She is an amazingly talented woman who I am very proud to call my friend. Pictured above are the "airport girls" (this is what we named ourselves). These girls...each and every one of them has touched my heart. (Hels Sheridan, Cheryl Grigsby, Me, Candy Colwell, and Linda Ledbetter) After many travel woes, including cancelled flights, rerouted flights, delays (texting through it all) we all met at the airport and finally made it too our hotel 1:30 am Friday morning. I think sitting in the airport waiting for our fellow Ranger sisters it allowed us to bond. Like I said each of these women took a little piece of my heart with them. Without a doubt, I know we will stay in touch. We will remain each others cheerleaders!
This is Linda Ledbetter...she was my table mate the entire event(also one of the airport girls!). She is a total doll and does some very fun things on her blog. Check it out and you will see what I mean!
This is Sarah and Cheryl. Sarah was the youngest at Ranger U and had many of us mothers watching out for her. She is such a sweet young woman and has a very good head on her shoulders. I wish I had been as on top of things at that age. Such a sweetie.

I also want to send a HUGE thank you to Ranger, the Ranger Family, Tim, Mario, Claudine, Patty, and everyone who helped put Ranger U together. Every detail was thought out, every little thing was taken care of. This weekend was filled with so much fun and inspiration...I feel like a gushing school girl, wink.


  1. I am so glad you had so much fun and made some strong connections! Can't wait to see all the great things you share with us! Hugs and love ya, Yvonne!

  2. Looks like you had an absolute blast and thanks for keeping us updated on your adventure! I wish I could have been there with ya! One day we will get together!!! hugs from Conroe, TX!