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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Innocence GONE!

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Today our little town was stripped of it's innocence by an insane gunman walking into the IHOP Restaurant, and opening fire.    This is Wayne's favorite breakfast spot, and he and Adam spend many mornings having father/son time over a short stack.  So I had a moment of panic when I couldn't locate my family this morning, Knowing that it was Wayne's first day of vacation, and it would have been normal for him and Adam to go out before starting the day.  If you would have asked me what their routine would have been this morning, I would have included IHOP.  Thank goodness Wayne was home fighting with the lawn mower.  It still took a while to stop shaking.  Unfortunately, many other families cannot say "thank goodness".  We need to pray for the victims and their families, and tell your family and friends how much you love them.  You never know when something like this will happen.  Even in Carson City Nevada!!

Today is a very sad day!

Blessings to you all!  BTW...I LOVE you all!


Friday, September 2, 2011

I Witnessed Greatness!

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I have to share something that happened after our first meeting last month with Mike McCormick.  I can't believe I forgot to tell you this story!!  Anyway, after the meeting, Mike, Wayne and I, Laura, Karen and Jerry went out for a late bite, so we could go over the days events.  Mind you, we were all branded in Monavie, and deep in conversation.  Then a young man, I'd say maybe 20 years old, and his younger brother approached our table.  This young man proceeded to tell us how much he loves Monavie, and had just moved to the area from Florida.  Then, in what we later all agreed was an extremely bold move (I think brass balls were mentioned), he dropped the bomb!  "Yeah, Monavie is great!" (can you hear what's coming next?), "But I've found something better".  OMG!  OH NO HE DIDN'T!  Did this young man know who was sitting at our table?  Did he know that Mike McCormick is a Monavie Blue Diamond?  Did he know that Mike McCormick is one of the most successful and powerful trail attorneys in the country?  Did he know what he just stepped into?

This young man approached our table, full of adults MORE than twice his age, with the sole purpose of recruiting us into his new business venture (which shall remain nameless), and then it began.  We witnessed the great Mike McCormick in action!  I wish I had a video camera, because that was the greatest teaching moment ever!  Mike schooled this boy, all the while uplifting him, the industry, Monavie, never making him feel foolish or insignificant.  Mike never broke a sweat, and never missed a beat.  It was like watching a top athlete have his greatest game.  He sure gave that young man something to think about, and I'm sure he will reconsider his decision.  I wish I could have taken that boy aside and said..."do you know who that is???   But, it was better to let him be and reflect on the 15 or so minutes Mike engaged him.  Awesome...Genius...Amazing!  I wish you could have all been there!

Anyway, just wanted to share :)


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Because He Can Ride! The Amazing Journey!

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Okay, I promised to write everyday, or as close to that as I can, and well...I blew it!  Nuf said on that little detail :)

We just had another amazing meeting with our fearless leader Mike McCormick!  What a night!!  Besides Mike, who is always fabulous, we were blessed to have Teresa Morros and her Son Josh.

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Josh was the youngest professional off-road racer ever, and in August of 2008, he crashed going close to 90 mph in the Nevada desert.  The doctors didn't except him to live, and if he did, he would be paralyzed, and a complete vegetable.   Teresa describes the experience in a way only a mother could, and her story is painful, and amazingly inspirational.  Josh beat the odds, and is better than ever!  This Summer he rode his bike cross country to raise awareness about brain injuries.  Please check out his webpage at 

Josh proves that one young man can make a huge difference!  If you are going to be at the Legacy Event next weekend, you will be able to hear their story first hand.  I feel so Blessed to join forces with Teresa, John and Josh in building our MonaVie businesses, welcoming them to the "A" Team, and setting Northern Nevada on fire!  Anyone who can hear the Morros story, and not drink MonaVie, well...I just don't know what to say!


Since I haven't posted in a while, I want to update you on my RVL progress :)  I'm at 115 pounds down and counting, and feeling better than ever!  Just had an appointment with my doctor yesterday, who was again blown away at her formerly obese, hypertensive patient, who was a borderline diabetic.  Yesterday, my blood pressure was 116/68, and non-fasting blood sugar of 80.  If you don't know, that is awesome!  We are still arguing over my final weight goal, which she thinks is a bit ambitious, but I promised I would take a hard look at her recommendation.  She reminded me it wasn't about a number, but how I where have I heard that...Rick Zeller...LOL.  Great minds think alike!

Blessings to you all!

Leah Carlson