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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Busy, Busy!

The past two days have been actioned packed! Memorial Day weekend is always the big homeschool conference here in FL. I was on the fence about attending, but then fully committed at the last possible moment, and for the first time ever we were able to arrange for the Hubs to go one of the two days also.

If that wasn't crazy enough, Sari "graduated" from preschool Friday evening, so I had to leave for the conference at 7AM, be at the conference all day, and then leave there at 4:30, drive home, and be at graduation at 6:30.

Bam-Bam REALLY got into the singing, LOL.

Sari and Ms. Christine, who owns the Preschool.

We got home around 9:30 from graduation, and then had Marie's son arrive at 10:30 to stay the night. Then I debriefed from the first day at the conference-looking at things online that had piqued my curiosity to see what the best price was, and headed to bed around 11:45, just to wake up at 6 and do it all over again, but this time with the Hubs too.
I loved having him go with me (I should also say my friend S rode down with me/us both days too). I was afraid that the Hubs would HATE it, but he loved it. He got to meet my "boss" from the TOS Crew, and see several of the vendors from this past year. FPEA's conference is one of the largest in the country, and the vendor hall is HUGE. I loved that he got to see that, and see the thousands of other crazy homeschoolers out there too.
I learned why God had me go to the conference. Dianne Craft. She had such words of wisdom to share that I feel like I practically stalked her, hitting all three of her sessions. I can't wait to start some of her ideas with my kids, and I bought one of her audio CD sets to listen to too. I NEVER do that, but I think this one will be really helpful and I can't wait. Another bonus was that Mark Hamby, who wasn't even supposed to be at the conference, ended up presenting 2 sessions. Sadly, I missed one, thinking it was a duplicate of one I'd already attended. He realized he had already done that one in FL, so he gave a brand new talk...and I FORGOT to buy the CD before I left. I'm trying not to beat myself up over that too much. Trusting God to work it out, because S said it was GREAT.
Hold on to your hats, because this blog is going to a busy place over the next two days as I have 5 reviews to post. I actually can't wait to get them up, because then I have a short break before the next year's Crew begins. The place where we post the blog links has been in transition over the past week or so, so that is why there will be a cluster of reviews posting in a short time, but I think it will be worth it!

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1 comment:

BeckyJoie said...

I have some of Diane Craft's books too. I've used some of the ideas with Leroy. I'll be interested to see how they work for you and if it is the same thing I have.