Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Nation's Capitol (we're leaving with a Capital L!)

Tonight, J and I will depart for a 4 day trek to Washington, D. C. to the annual CFA seminar. Each year, CFA honors their operators, employees, and spouses for a 3-4 day conference on leadership and training. In case you don't know WinShape Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A. This year at the seminar WinShape Homes is being featured. . each home has a child that is being featured, and we have a huge booth to work in.

Huh, huh, huh. . do you know what it takes to get us outta here? As I am stealing from one of the other foster moms, "it takes an Act of Congress". Here's the country's decrees:

Now here's mine:

Notice the entire kitchen island is covered with sticker charts for good behavior, checks, envelopes for various babysitters, master lists for the family, a master list for AC (she gets 3 pages alone), envelopes with cash, medical release forms, and insurance cards. . it has taken days!

Here's just an example!

We hope to get in a little sightseeing and hear from some awesome speakers, such as:

And for some awesome leadership training, this guy will be there!
For a fun treat, we heard this guy will be there. . maybe he will make a cake that looks like this?


Donna said...

Have a great deserve it!!

valerie said...

I pray that you and your husband have a great time and pray that all goes well at home.
I only had two children and a dog and remember very well the times we'd try to get away.
One of my friends is leaving tomorrow for a trip to D.C.

elizabeth said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy time away.

Emmy said...

I am SOOOO excited for you! You deserve it! Can't wait to hear ALL the details!

The Cake Boss is our all time favorite show!!!! SO fun!

dancing queen said...

Next time, I want 2 go!!!:):)

JMom said...

Hey! Hope you had a blast!! We are going next month with our kids...would love to hear your recap!