Sunday, June 7, 2009

20 Years with Walmart

Not Only was it Shareholder's Week for Walmart it was also Chad's 20 Year Anniversary with Walmart. The celebrating started early on Saturday morning... early I mean 4:30AM. I had to get ready for the day and be ready to get pictures taken by 6AM at the monthly Saturday Morning Walmart Meeting. Before the meeting started at 7:30AM we enjoyed a breakfast with the Executive Team and other Service Award Associates. After taking pictures and hearing a few stories about Chad's time with Walmart we headed to the meeting. I was their to honor Chad for his accomplishments, but I was also excited to see Trace Adkins. He is a genuine and funny man! He sang two songs, All I Ask For Anymore and Marry for Money, which he said was his stimulus plan! Here are a few pictures of our morning.

After the meeting I spent the afternoon preparing for the 20 Year Celebration with our Friends. We had appetizers, cake, and drinks. I made Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip, Meatballs, Spinach Dip, Hot Dogs in Croissant Roll, and a Fruit Tray. Beverages included Strawberry Limeades, Ice Tea, and Water. Everything seemed to be a HIT! We enjoyed the early evening sun and while the adults played cornhole the kids enjoyed playing with bubbles. I would have to say that the bubbles were a great babysitter and it allowed the parents to enjoy some Adult Time. Although I felt as if I was running around doing something the entire time... like take pictures. I guess that is what happens when you host a party. After enjoying time outside we came back inside briefly to enjoy cake from Rick's Bakery. It was Red Velvet and White Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Yummy! I have too much cake left... what am I going to do with it? I need someone to come and take it out of our house and eat it... During the cake eating process Chad shared stories of his time with Walmart with everyone. I love hearing stories of his past and the things they use to do at Walmart. My favorite stories are from our friend Mary Ramsey she has the best stories of Chad. We wish that Mary and Greg Ramsey could join us for this special event. We missed them! Chad received a wonderful print of the Walton 5 and 10, which I think was the 1st Walmart, from our friends Kim and Brad Fisher. They always seem to find the perfect gift. Here are a few pictures of our evening with our friends. A special thank you to our friends for coming and celebrating this special event for Chad. I am very proud of my husband's accomplishment, 20 years with the same company. I just hope one day that I am able to do the same. I admire my husband for his dedication and I hope that he continues to have success with Walmart. He is not retiring even though he tells me that he is... he can retire if he has a off shore account with millions in it... but he doesn't so it is back to work on Monday for Chad. Congratulations Chad on 20 Years!


Anonymous said...

I Love all the pictures! I wish I could of been there. You both look great! Love your dress Melissa and the necklace, where did you find them? Talk to you later and thanks for sharing.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Fun! Congrats to Chad on all of his hard work, so glad it was recognized!

Jessyca said...

Congrats brother! I will take the left overs!!!

Ashley said...

Congrats to Chad, what an accomplishment! We are so proud of him. You are such a good wife! Love the pictures, ya'll are such a beautiful couple!

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO, CHAD!!!!!!! Congrats on your hard work and dedication over the years!!

I enjoyed this post so much!!!! Glad the day was so enjoyable. :o)

Katie Spinks said...

wow what an accomplishment Congrats to your hubby! love the pictures especially the last one of the two of you - you guys are too cute!!

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