Monday, April 30, 2007

Return From Leader Day

Saturday was Leader Day for MD-DE-DC. I flew down with Joseph and Claire, much easier than driving with a screaming baby.

After being around all the Leaders it made me even more excited about the upcoming LLLI Conference.
I was able to talk a little bit about the conference and tried hard to encourage everyone to go!

They had an amazing Silent Auction - it took up at least 8 tables! I had fun bidding on items and trying to get the highest bid. I had to run over at the very last second to outbid someone on the Pirates of the Caribbean items - I was grateful we were all given numbers so I didn't know who I was bidding against. I did find out on one so I stopped bidding - but I really wanted that gardening set :(

I can hardly wait for the Donation Drawing and Silent Auction for the Alumnae Association. We have close to 25 items already and I am still collecting items. I think one of the most fun things at these events is trying to "win" something to take home to the family! Getting a good deal on a Silent Auction item or paying more than it is worth but being the one that got it is an exciting thing!

I have already started thinking about what type of luggage item I will need to take along to fill up with conference goodies! The bookstore items, the exhibit hall items always take up a ton of room and I have to remember to take along something to bring those home in. The DC conference I drove so I didn't have to worry about it. This time I am flying so I will need to take along an extra bag!
I had a few too many items on the way home from Maryland and had to pack some in Joe's bag. I won't have that option in July!

Well off to run the kids!

Karri

Thursday, April 26, 2007

85 Days

So there are 85 days left until the conference!
I received a package in the mail today from Attachment Parenting - they donated a canvas bag with two shirts a book a membership and some other cool thing!
I love getting items in the mail, its like my birthday but I don't get any older!
I have a spot that was holding the autographed books and jewelry I have received so far, but now I have to fund a new place to store everything.

Tomorrow I leave for Maryland for the weekend. Leader Day is Saturday. I have decided to fly. Since I hate flying this is huge. It will be my second flight with Claire this year and then the next will be for the conference. I keep taking these little trips to prepare for the BIG ONE! When I leave for the conference that will be the longest I have ever been away from the kids ever! I am so nervous about that, but still excited about the conference.

I had such a great time in DC. I didn't spend too much time in sessions., but I got so much out of it anyway! The adult conversation, being around other people with a passion for breastfeeding was so amazing. One of the reasons I go to conferences for socialization ~ and International is the best place for it!

I am so excited!

Well time to pack!

Karri

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

First Blog Post

Well I have never blogged before, so be patient as I learn how to do this!

I have been very busy planning for the conference for almost a year now!

I am constantly asking for donations for the Alumnae Association Donation Drawing - we had over 100 items last year and I hope to have more this year!
I just lined up another quilt from the same artist that did last years ~ it is going to be another family and village theme - I can hardly wait to see it. Sarah does such beautiful work.

I have also been busy finding people to present rejuvenation sessions. What a task that has been. I have been searching for a belly dance instructor and a water aerobics instructor. Let me tell you those are two topics that can pull up some very weird web pages when you google them!

Well I almost just deleted this blog so I am going to post and come back!