Remember how MSN came to video our road to Washington DC? If you want to see the behind-the-scenes blog post, click here. Below is the final product – I love how they worked in my sweet husband and 2 week old baby.
National Small Business Week was a fantastic opportunity to meet the best and the brightest entrepreneurs from the entire nation. They were an awesome consolation prize when President Obama + all the Congresspeople decided to snub the Small Business Week winners. It was so fun to meet them, learn their stories and be energized by attitudes. Plus, they all loved baby Jamisen so it was fun to have him all loved on by a lot of people! =)
Here we are with SBA Administrator Mills. She spoke at every event and was a constant presence and support for the group.
Jamisen pretty much conked out everywhere we went. I think the constant movement + Daddy holding him everywhere + the drone of the roomful of chatter really helped to make him sleep. This meant that he didn’t sleep at all at night … much but I don’t blame him. After all, we drug him 3 time zones away, made him go to sleep and wake up in a strange place and had tons of people in his face all the time. The change was bound to show up someplace … and it did, at night.
We stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington DC. It was a top notch hotel. They had a crib and stroller for us and even included a little goody bag of products for Jasmisen. Here we are, admiring our handsome Lil Man while getting ready to go to the black tie gala on the last night. The CEO of Radio One spoke at the event and she was a fantastic speaker with an inspirational story.
At the Library of Congress. You can’t tell but under the swaddling, Jamisen has a different tie onesie on for every event. He was better dressed than I was and certainly had more clothes. I have to hand it to Etsy – if you want adorable baby clothes, these are the sellers that provided all of Jamisen’s wardrobe for the week: Flowertops, We Choose Joy, SnuggleBugKidz and Bella Crawlers
The CEO of the Red Cross spoke to us at the event about the importance of being prepared for any disaster – you can learn more about your disaster preparedness here. She was extremely well spoken and clearly passionate about her organization’s mission. I came away even more firmly committed to supporting the Red Cross with Bramble Berry’s Charitable Giving this year.
This is a photo taken at the Mandarin, in our hotel room. Seriously, how adorable is this little guy when he’s happy? He’s such a cheery little guy (when he’s not spitting up or otherwise miserable from bile) and I can’t wait for his little digestive system to keep improving so we get more and more of these smiles.
Que sigan sanos y felices
Ruth Esteves says
Congrats again! How wonderful that all the hard work that you all do is being recognized!
Yay Great video and congratulations!
Debbie Chialtas says
Great video! Huge congrats for everything in your life right now (including surviving the first month of babyhood)! 🙂
A big congratulations to you and your company 🙂 You did a great job on the video as well.
Congrats on winning the award! Let’s all support more small business. And btw, the yellow dress looks great on your. 🙂
Congrats Anne-Marie! Such a wonderful and memorable event for the whole family.
Congratulations to Anne-Marie and Bramble Berry for winning the Small Business Award for the state of Washington!! I am very proud to be a Bramble Berry customer! I think Bramble Berry is a fantastic company!
Ann Stoermer says
Wow, what a great week. It seems it was a great opportunity to connect with other business owners. Congratulations again on your award as well. I am still in awe of the fact that you took this on so shortly after having a baby. In addition, may I just add that you look fabulous and you have extraordinary taste in shoes! 🙂
Heidi Bott says
And you did it all in heels no less 😀
Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us. What a fantastic accomplishment. I’m so proud to be a Bramble Berry customer!!
Hey its a great blog post but I think that the video is wrong. It is of a lady who owns a shopping service not of Bramble Berry… Thought you mighgt want to know. Have a great one!
Amber with Bramble Berry says
Sorry about that! I updated the link so it should be working now. Thanks for letting us know. – Amber