Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Vera Good Day Out

Here are the damages:
$305. worth of Vera Bradley
I got the Capri Melon Villager, coin purse, large wallet (travel organizer), Hope Toille backpack, two shirts, and a matching Capri Melon purse for Lauren.



It all started with Jenn E. mentioning a trip to Ft. Wayne IN to the annual Vera Bradley sale. Next thing you know, Chris asked off work (both jobs....thanks) and we started bright and early at 7Am. After picking up Lisa R., Leanna P., and Suzanne C., we were on our way. It was a very good thing that Leanna P. brought a GPS, or else we would have followed the boring MapQuest maps and would have missed seeing the cornfields of IN. Now, there's something you should know....two of the gals were pregnant, one takes Lasix, and it was rumored that another might possibly be pregnant as well. Yeah. You guessed it.... a lot of stops. At one gas station/greasy spoon restaurant., the special of the day was "rabbit". I'm telling you, we were in the STICKS! But after miles of brown cornfields,


country churches, (I think this is the famed Smurgley Junction)


MANY, MANY good laughs,




constant picking on Lisa,



the GPS was right.........we found ourselves at the Convention Center in Ft. Wayne.


We chatted with other shoppers.......





made MANY a tough decision,







stuffed pink garbage bags, and then we had to find a space on the floor to sort and sort and sort.




One person seems to have gotten a little overwhelmed with all the shopping




Suzanne carefully studies the product/price list




The big picture. Tables and tables of tempting bags and colors.






Leanna patiently making one of MANY phone calls to friends and family....she was their "designated shopper"





After 3 hours, we made our final selections and were on our way to the check outs. (Notice the area to the left.....ready for the LONG lines)




All in all, it was an extremely fun day! Here's the group with our biggest VERA smiles. Who says money can't buy happiness?? lol! The bags were great deals, but the memories are priceless. Thanks gals, for a fun day out!
(Oh, and by the way, I did NOT pay $305. for all my bags. I paid around 1/4 of that)


14 comments:

Jenn said...

Okay... so I will leave a comment =) Yesterday was sooo much fun!! I will always remember our wonderful trip through the beautiful corn fields of IN!!

Brenda said...

Awesome! Looks like you gals had a ton of fun in addition to the cool bags!

Jana said...

Love your new Vera collection!! Looks like that was one sale-- whew, almost overwhelming with that much to choose from. Very fun!!

Kendall & Leanna said...

Wow! Ya'll are some dedicated Vera fans. A new bag does bring happiness! I'm waiting on my wallet by the way. :)

Esther Elizabeth said...

That looks like so much fun!!! I LOVE your pics form your last post!!!

a member of the castle said...

Sounds like fun! Marcia had my "list," but my likes were not available. Sniff. Sniff.

Angie Davis said...

Did you see any of the Frankfort ladies? Some of our people were there too.

Tamra said...

You got some good deals! I have the Villager in Peacock and I love it. Looks like you had loads of fun.

Kendall & Leanna said...

Thanks for the wallet! LOVE it!!:)

Kim Davis said...

Wow Nancy that looks like a lot of fun!! How are you all doing? You have a nice looking family! I have a website if you would like to see it. www.freewebs.com/kimberlydavis God Bless!

sankey family said...

This photo tour of your shopping experience was great! I love the shopping lying face-down...was she trying to claim some purchases? lol....thanks for sharing your fun day with us!
Melodie

cincymarge said...

Looks like a lot of fun!!

Kelly S said...

What we'll do for a bargain! Looks like a lot of fun. I love the set you got.

Gave my 2 week notice Friday - I'm quitting my job and two Friday's from now I will officially be a full-time mommy and wife and I am so very excited about that! Sigh...I guess I'll have to settle for an imitation Vera purse:)

Aaron & Lanee said...

Wish I could have been there. You had to pass my house to go there :(
Oh well!
Glad you had fun, love the bags you got.