Marie Osmond Birthday 2006

Friday, Oct 13

Started the day in line, with MJ, for the breakfast buffet.  Where we met this really sweet guy named Timothy.  He loves Marie and everything about her, he has at least 100 of her dolls,  We had allot of fun with Timothy during the weekend.

Breakfast started with rules by Lisa and then Marie came on stage.  She came out and welcomed us all.  Then there was the fashion show.  We were not allowed to take pictures during the show.  Though I wish we could have, not for the dolls, but of the guys and all the crazy things they did.  All the doll artists were introduced, so we could put faces with names.  Unfortunately my camera doesn't take good pictures in the dark and it was dark in there.

Then there was short break before Marie's talk.  Which was both emotional and at times funny.  She is great inspirational speaker.  Then there was a grab and go lunch, followed by different panels and discussions.  I had decided to skip these and go rent a car and see some sites. 

For me, it was to Temple Square first.  This is place I have wanted to see since I was child.  My mother loved the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, so I grew up listening to them.  She always said that one day she wanted to go there and hear them in person.  Sadly she never got that chance.  I  was hoping to do it for us this weekend, but they were not singing.  But I did feel like I lived out part of our dream to at least be there.  I wish I had more time, the grounds are beautiful there.  I would have love to have taken the garden tour.  Hopefully someday I will get back there and be able to spend time there.  As a Disney World cast member, we are told allot, how nice and pleasant we are ( we are suppose to be, doesn't always happen), lets just say, we could learn allot from the people that work at Temple Square, they have the best smiles, most pleasant voices and are happy to let you know where the rest room is. 

Then it was off to Salt Lake.  I knew not to expect much, but you grow up learning about this lake and I was too close to not see it.  I was told it was going to smell, at least from where I viewed the lake, there was no smell, but it sure wasn't pretty.  But I can now say I have been there, done that and that makes me happy.  Crazy I know, but I like to go and experience the places I travel to.

Then off to Lehi Roller Mills!!!!!!  Must say, this was huge surprise for me this trip and highlight of the trip as well.  Footloose was filmed here.  Many thanks to Tiffany at Meetings America for pointing this out to us.  I was surprised to find this place in Utah, on the side of an interstate none the less.  Took some pictures and then back to the hotel, to get ready for Marie's Birthday party.

The Barn at Thanksgiving Point was where the birthday party was held.  Once in the door, you got a group picture with Marie.  Sadly I never even got to see my picture. We started with appetizers and then dinner.  Then the entertainment.  I could have listen to Marie's kids, Stephen and  Rachael sing all night.  They are great. 

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Mitch's conehead still asleep


Lisa giving the rules

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Lisa and Marie

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Marie and Tim Luke

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Tim doing his rendition of 9 to 5

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Stephen signing after the fashion show

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Stephen and MJ

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Temple Square

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Statues on Temple Square

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Bride on the steps of the stairs at the Temple

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Naomi in front of the Temple

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This waterfall is the start of a stream that runs though the property

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Old concert hall on the shore of Salt Lake


This is the smoke stack I flew over the day before and took a picture of

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Close up of the water

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the "sand"

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