Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Home Stretch

"I'm not talking to myself, I'm having a parent teacher conference!"


This was on one of the many homeschool-oriented T-shirts there. I really wanted it, but maintained control. I didn't want to give the children the right idea. :+)


This was another glorious, busy, encouraging day. I cannot tell you how much so. We had a fun lunch with some of our fellow HomeschoolBloggers as well as Amy from Amy's Humble Musings. She happened to have the cutest baby there and it was fun to see the other side of her face. :+)


We met up again with the publishers of Learning Through History magazine and they are such super people with great minds for great history. If history plays an important role in your homeschool this is a tremendous resource. My oldest daugther knew really quite a bit about the French Revolution before we studied it! She reads it for pleasure--it does not get better than that for homeschooling! :+)


We had a really wonderful chat with Doug Phillips with Vision Forum today. He was really encouraging with his many kind words about The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and the work that we are doing here. I was really blessed by his words. God is so good to us and really blesses us with the words we need sometimes and his kindness was much appreciated. We have had so many people walk by our booth and call out to us how much they love the magazine and how much it ministers to them. That is one of the biggest goals--that we minister and most importantly, that we glorify God in all we do. 


I also ran into a wonderful company that ministers to families with special needs children. The company is called Heads Up! and they are just a gem of a company. For those of you have children with sensory issues or for those on the Autism or Aspergers spectrum you will appreciate this company a LOT. 


On the girlish silly side of our trip we had WAY too much fun in our hotel room last night with my dear friend Kolbi, Jen, Maggie Hogan and her two helpers. We chatted about ALL sorts of great things, laughed until our sides hurt, and just enjoyed one another. After Maggie et all returned to their own suite, Kolbi, Jen and I stayed up until two in the morning talking serious, then hilarious, and finally utterly ridiculous. I mean we were really having a great time--until we heard a knock on the wall of our hotel room! We were busted by the neighbors! It was all we could do to keep our silent laughter from exploding all over, but we did. We finally fell asleep and then the wake up call came all too early. :+)


We are heading back in a few hours and I should return around 11:30 am to my sweet precious family that I really miss! I love them all so much and while we have had a tremendous amount of laughter and joy being here amidst our work, it will be so wonderful to hug my family again. We would both appreciate your prayers for our safe return and thanks so much for your kind and funny words.






ByHisGraceInColorado said...

I am so glad you had such a great time and yet I know you will be so glad to be home! I loved the photos of the booth! Gee, I wish I could have come and seen you all. What fun memories, and so much fun making new friends and contacts for the magazine!!



Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how absolutely fun and wonderful it was to hang out with you this weekend, and how very thankful I am to have you as a dear friend. You are just such a treasure. It was so nice and so uplifting to be able to laugh and joke with you and Jen and Kris.

quietcajun said...

Thanks so much for this post. Our son has been recently diagnosed with Non-verbal Learning Disorder, a Sensory Processing Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome. I am excited to learn more about the company you linked to

Anonymous said...

LOVE that shirt, i *want* one!!!!!!

:o) kate


MelM said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. Thanks for posting all these great links, Kate. Can't wait to check them all out!