Blogging here has slowed to a crawl, but that’s not because life has slowed down. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It seems like we’ve been racing at the speed of warp which has cut into my writing time considerably. Here’s what we’ve been up to.
Two Zoe Banquets, 600 miles apart, in 48hrs.
Last week we hosted two very different events with essentially the same content. Thursday, we were in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for our second Zoe event in that city. We had a blast with friends old and new – there are huge things happening in the foster care arena in Colorado. The gathered crowd was very gracious and we had a blast.
It was fun. It was also exhausting…as we traveled with all seven children, our buddy/helper Christina, my assistant, Joanna, and her husband Tyler. (Were it not for Christina, Joanna and Tyler, our boat would have been sunk….). I’ll never forget a specific moment during the banquet – Kelsey was nearing the end of her segment and I was about to take the stage when Grayson walked quietly to my table at the side of the ballroom.
“Do you have a room key?” He asked.
“No…”. Honestly, I was only half listening because I was about to walk on and speak.
“OK. Zoe locked herself in the room.”
Then I heard Kelsey announce “And here is my husband, Randy….”.
I walked to the podium knowing my 4 year old had locked everyone else out of the hotel room, but confident that Christina would figure it out. She did not disappoint.
Two days later, we were back in Kansas City for our second visit to the Armacost Museum. Colorado Springs was a little like autopilot – the Marriott team rocked it, so most of the chaos was chaos we brought. In Kansas City, though, it was all hands on deck for our board and staff, who worked tirelessly to make the place gorgeous. We had a capacity crowd of 250 people for a fun dinner of the Gospel Bird (Chick-fil-a), a silent auction, a message on adoption, and a look at the 70+ cars.
It was a great week but I’m glad to be home this week!
Coming Soon – a Podcast!
After pondering the idea for a while, I’m committing to a weekly podcast to be launched shortly. It’ll be a bit of an adoption/BohlenderWorld swirl, about ten minutes in length….some times teaching excerpts, some times short interviews, observations or the backstory on a rather obscure tweet that left more people wondering than anything else.
My guess is this will start in the next two weeks…watch this space for more info.
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