“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

FSA Conference was a Great Success

Personally, I thought the birth mother/ birth grandmother teams and the birth mother panel were phenomenal. These are amazing women. Women who took a wrong turn, and used that detour to bless the lives of others. Thank you for your insight.

Here are the sporadic photos I took during the conference. I am not attaching names both for privacy reasons, and because I can't remember everyone's names. Naturally, feel free to download photos of you and your family at will.

Please note that the slide show crops the images to a square, but they are not actually cropped that way. Click on the photo that you want to see/download to be taken to the full sized version.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Thank You!

The Regional Conference was sensational! A special thank you to all of those who helped to make it a success. So many of you put in many hours of behind the scenes service. I cannot tell you enough how much your time and talents are appreciated. Here is a list of some of the conference volunteers and their supportive roll in random order.

Lynetta and Duane Clare (Conference Co-Chairs), Amy Frampton (Conference Co-Chair), Greg (Amy's Brother, Hero of the Day and Catering Coordinator), Colleen and Rob Smith (Children's Room), Rachel and Tyler Bailey (Michael McLean Registration), Jill and Johnathan Hart (Information Packets), Andrew and Janetta Boone (Conference Food/Building Coordination), Gary Yukish (Technical Support), Dawn Zorer (Gift Bags), Denise Gardner (Registration and Donations), Megan and Lincoln Wright (Name Tags and Set Up), Sindea Upton-Rowley (Registration), Geoff Upton- Rowley (Medical On Call and Set Up), Gwenn (Registration), Cary and Teresa Deccio, (Door Prizes), Casey Peay (MC and Clean Up), Larissa Peay (Conference Planning Committee), Susan Price (Hotel Coordinator), Todd and Rebecca Harrison (General Support and Marketing), Ryan and Robin Booth (General Support and Assistance in Children's Room), Nickie Wood (Conference Planning Committee).

And all of you who attended, thank you! I know many of you helped on sight and also participated in the program as speakers and contributed with your touching prayers. Thank you very much! I hope I am not forgetting anyone. If so, please comment so we can thank everyone for their contribution.