Saturday, April 14, 2012

Milliken Family Day

So, I normally don't advertise where my husband works. This is the internet, after all. Giving out too much personal information can be dangerous.

I have a feeling, though, if someone really wanted to stalk my family and kidnap my husband, they could easily find out this information on their own. And chances are the kidnappers would return my pain-in-the-ass husband pretty quickly anyway.

Brian has been an employee at this local textile company for almost 15 years. Yes, I, too, am astounded that people have put up for him this long. The man does know his programming. And his boss assures me that his teamwork skills and office political awareness are improving each year. :)

Milliken has long since had a policy that only associates (or invited visitors over the age of 16) can enter any of the buildings. This is for insurance purposes and other reasons.

Try explaining to your kids why they can't ever see where Daddy works. Its tough. For a while, Jaina tried to convince one of Brian's bosses that she needed a name tag so she could enter the building and sit at Daddy's desk.

Who knows who came up with the great idea, but someone decided there should be a Milliken Family Day last weekend. It would be an opportunity for associate's families to come tour the facility and the new innovative gallery. They also had bouncy houses for the kids and a free supper of burgers and fries.



Posing with a portrait of Roger Milliken (1915-2010)

 A display of just some of the many products that Milliken has a hand in making.

 Brian and the kids try out some washable markers.

Colored duct tape

Jaina waited a loooong time in line to get a animal balloon. As soon as her turn was almost up, Jayce decided he wanted one, too. Unfortunately, the balloon performer had already closed his line to any more kids. Jaina asked him to make her  brother a balloon and she would go without. The man made them both something :)



Yep, they served beer and wine. Pretty cool.

Then it was time to go upstairs and see where Daddy spends 9 hours every day.


 Yes, I know she has spit up on her shirt. I am way too lazy to try to photoshop that out.

 Jayce called everyone whose number he had memorized.

 Agent P is always watching.

 Brian's coworker has a serious candy addiction.

Jaina and Jayce took a box and contemplated where to hide it.

 I'll blame the above picture on the kids :)

 Brian has so many toys on his desk, its a miracle he has any room left for anything else!

 Very outdated pictures of the kids. Jayce was 2.5 years old and Jaina was 5.5 years old. I plan to remedy this frame situation soon!

Of course Brian had to "check on a few things" while we were up at his desk.

Our family had the BEST time there. We told everyone we ran into that we really appreciated the effort put forth in Milliken's first Family Day weekend event. I think, and certainly hope, there will be more in the future!

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