Fabulously crazy doesn't even begin to describe the day we had at the CCMA Gift Lounge! From the super nice celebrity talent that we met to the frenetic pace with which we wrapped, this awesome experience is not one that I'll soon forget... EVER!! Wow, where to begin?
For Shannon and I the day started at 7:30am and ended somewhere around11:00pm. What happened during those hours in between is a bit of a blur but here are some highlights!
Some of the first gifts we wrapped were for Global TV host, Steve Darling! So nice of him to pose for a photo with Shannon and his wrapped gifts!
We had the honor of wrapping up Reba McEntire's gifts! So fab - hope she likes purple! Unfortunately, we didn't get the opportunity to see her but she looked great on TV.
Definately a HUGE highlight for Shannon and I (who are HUGE Canucks fans!!) was meeting and wrapping for Alex Burrows, Mason Raymond and Darcy Hordichuk!! They were so great to talk to and were good sports (no pun intended!) about posing for photos with us. Here's Alex Burrows with his gift basket, wrapped by me!!
Mason Raymond even signed my little boy Matthew's Canucks jersey, which I just happened to have in my purse (wink, wink!) He was so sweet, truly a nice guy!
Darcy Hordichuk, kicking back a lollipop, also signed Matthew's jersey - so fab!!
Lucky girl Shannon got to be the beauty between the braun!!!
Sometime in the afternoon, Shannon managed to take a 2 minute break, just enough time to down some much needed water. Then it was back to wrapping - we had Jason Priestley's gifts to wrap! We didn't get a chance to talk to him but we did see him mingling in the Gift Lounge an yup, he still looks good!!!Here's me eating my breakfast around 4:00 in the afternoon! It was cold and kinda rubbery but at least it was food!! Yum...
Probably THE highlight for Shannon was meeting and posing with Greg Neufeld from Canadian Idol!!! What a super nice guy and what an amazing talent - so great to see a local guy having such success!
Here we are nearing the end of the night. We were so fortunate to have Corie and David to help wrap the last of the gifts and pack up for home!
We were so blessed to have this opportunity of a lifetime, made possible by Gabrielle from The Uptown Gift Box (in the pink top) and Tim from the CCMA (in the blue jacket) - a million thank-you's just doesn't seem like enough. It was so fab to be a part of this unforgetable event! We also want to extend thanks to Helen (in the white top) and Abby (in grey) who provided us with tremendous support during the whole event!
Personally, I would really like to thank all the Essential Packaging Store staff who helped in various ways- Antonella, Robin, Cheryl, Cathy and Sandie. Thanks to David and Corie for helping when we needed it most. Most of all, thanks to Shannon who really made this happen. You worked so hard from the very beginning to the bitter end (with no food and almost no water!) - kudos to you!
Well, that's about it from me for tonite. Time to get some much needed sleep!
Thanks and we'll see you soon!