It was wonderful. It was such great fun to get to see some old friends and meet some new ones. I, of course, took almost no photos. I have a mental block about taking pictures. I would so much rather be talking to people. However at the very end I managed to dig my camera out of the bag and snap a few.
There was a lot a fun to be had all weekend. The conference unofficially began on Friday with an informal pot luck picnic. My children had to be dragged from the park at the end they were having such fun with all of the other kids. We also had the great good fortune to be staying at the same hotel as the Edmisten’s and the Cottage crowd as well as the two fun families we enticed from home to vacation with us. It was pretty much kid heaven and all the dads had an easier time of it Saturday while all the moms soaked up the wisdom and support at the conference.
My buddy Michele is to be congratulated on doing such a beautiful job. the venue was perfect. It was a real conference center, not a school, so it was beautifully decorated, air conditioned (a little too much) and wired for sound. It was all very prfessional. There was a nursing baby room and even a quiet room with small cots set up if a toddler needed to nap. Michele thought of everything. The tables looked summery and pretty with floral baskets filled with colorful bouquets and the food was simple and scrumptious. Sally and Yvette should set up shop as caterers, they made it all seem so effortless.
If you were unable to attend but would like to hear the talks then please go over to Family-Centered Press and order the CD’s. They are already made up and available. Michele’s son Kyle recorded the talks for her and, believe it or not, was actually able to make them available at the conference about 15 minutes after the speaker finished. How he did this I have no idea. They are a very efficient family.
Thanks again to everyone who had a kind word to say to me and who encouraged me in my speaking, writing and blogging. Your thoughtful words and assurance of prayers mean the world to me and I promise to keep you all in my prayers.
Have a blessed day.