Monday, March 19, 2012

On Our Adventure

Teach Them Diligently Convention! 
We've had a wonderful time. The speakers were phenomenal, vendors were exceptional,
and the company was excellent. I met up with many blogger friends I've been looking forward 
to meeting IRL and the experience did not disappoint. I'm so thankful God provided me the
opportunity to head off on this adventure. I wanted to share a few snapshots from special moments
at the convention - although it's not possible to capture the whole experience this way - photo's
cannot convey the heart changes - the Spirit moving - and friendships forged. Like these: 

I rode with Kathy Balman from Kathy's Cluttered Mind from 
Atlanta to South Carolina after crashing at her house! Fun Fun! 

My online "book club friend" and awesome host- Amanda from The Pelsers
(by the way - her new ebook "Finding Joy in Depression" is a must read and currently only $4.99) 

Jenny from @SouthernSavers - the super frugal queen was one of the awesome speakers 
this past weekend - y'all know, I'm all about frugal!

We managed a group shot at the convention - from left to right back to front: 
Kathy from Kathy's Cluttered Mind , Amy from Raising Arrows , Amanda of The Pelsers
bottom row: Me , Rebecca of MomsMustardSeed, Holly Syx of I Go BOGO


Now, I'm hanging with my girl Rebecca - in between conferences - headed to ApologiaLive this
next weekend. It's an adventurous couple of weeks. 

I'm grateful for the opportunity to share time with these sisters! 
God has blessed me richly through each one of them and I know He will continue to. 

One of my favorite things is seeing our children learn, play, and worship together
The boys listened intently as Rebecca led Bible time this morning - I love it!!

Food for thought: 

Ephesians 5: 15 - 17 and 20
"See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 
16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, 
but understand what the will of the Lord is."
20 "Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father
 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" 

I'm counting my blessings: 

#190 God moving mountains to get me to this fellowship 
#191 Opportunity to hang with other homeschool moms 
#192 Precious friends and family who open their homes and hearts 
#193 Nature walks with the children 
#194 Like-minded friends
#195 Supportive husband who always encourages 
#196 Fresh air and sunshine and days with no pain! 
#197 New friends
#198 Spring time blossoms 
#199 The renewing of my mind 

We've played at the park - taken a nature walk to listen to the birds - and came home to do 
a Unit Study on Robins - now the kiddos are back outside enjoying the great outdoors
I'm off to join them! 
I'll post more later about our experiences in Atlanta



Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

I am so happy that you had a lovely time at the conference and that you are spending time with the lovely Rebecca!! Such a lovely blessed week!

MomLaur said...

What fun and blessing has come your way! So glad you'r enjoying your time with Rebecca! What a treat to see your kiddos together :0)

Dianna said...

You were just up the road from me. I'm in the Greenville, SC area. :) I hope you had a great time at the conference.

charis said...

visiting from 1000 gifts link up - i am the link before yours. an encouraging supportive husband is a wonderful gift - i have one as well. :) sounds like you had a wonderful time on your retreat.

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Dolly@ Soul Stops said...

Visiting from SDG...glad that God provided in so many sounds like a fun and blessed trip...Happy Wednesday :)

Rebecca said...

Aw, you bless me! I loved having you here and am so excited about this weekend!!! HUGS!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful verses and pictures. I hope we get to meet IRL one day!

I love that verse about "redeeming the time." I often evaluate how I'm using that precious resource and pray that He will help me use it more effectively.

k balman said...

So happy we got to hang out together. You are such a special homeschool momma. So happy to have you as a friend.

Laura said...

You all look so beautiful :). What a treat to meet up (in)RL! It looks like a great time. So glad you invited me along :)

Anonymous said...

I am so excited that you got to meet Rebecca!!! Also, glad you are enjoying the conferences! What an exciting weekend!!

Thanks for linking with Thankful Thursday!