Friday, May 20, 2011

Kazapalooza Expectations

Hi Kazapalooza Families,

Today marks two weeks until Kazapalooza 2011.

As many of you are making preparations to head to St. Pete Beach in two weeks, or making a pre trip to Orlando or another destination prior, there is a lot of anticipation in the air. On your part and the planners, at least for me-Kristan, :-)

Some of you are attending your first KP and have no idea what to expect while some of you are seasoned pros.

As anticipation and excitement rises, I would just like to ask each one of you for your patience and to remember that all of the planners are volunteers and we do this in our "spare" time. We are all busy moms with jam packed lives like each of you. Unfortunately none of of our current or previous careers happened to be as event planners :)

Each year Kazapalooza is "new" to all of us. It is in a new location, with new support staff at a new hotel, with new families, new memories to be made and also new things that could go wong(I write with a laugh and a sigh). This is our largest KP yet; 125 families, give or take by the actual time of the event. That is unbelievable as four years ago we had 40 families.

We plan all year to make this an special event for everyone. We take great pride in making KP the best event that it can be on a budget which is made up only from registration fees and starts over each year.

While we think of many details, we do miss a few so please be kind, :) Thankfully our KP families are the best and have always been gracious!

There is going to be a lot of information flowing in the next couple of weeks. Please be sure to check the blog, , fb (Kazapalooza 2011 event page) and/or the yahoo group regularly. If you are not signed up to receive e-mails from the blog, yahoo or fb, you might want to consider doing so.

We are trying to reply to all e-mails and in a timely manner. If 48 hours goes by with no response, please feel free to e-mail us again as we may not have received your first one.

If you have to cancel please let us know as soon as you do and please be sure to cancel your hotel room ASAP.

We want to thank you ahead of time for your patience and honestly we can not wait to see all of you in two weeks to celebrate our children, our families, Kazakhstan and remembering the children left behind!!!

See you in two weeks friends!

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