If you have ever attended a homeschooling conference, especially one of this size, you will nod your head at the following adjectives: edifying, fun, inspirational and overwhelming. Do I look a little giddy in the following photos? Well, that is why.
That and the caffeine, of course.
Here, then, is a photo-documentary of the whirlwind that has been the last 24 hours. Indulge me, please.
First on the agenda was a fireside chat for bloggers. Was that ever a hoot! One person remarked that it was just like blogging only we did it out loud and with lots of volume.
Here we are in all our giddy glory. A $500 Amazon coupon to the first person who can correctly identify these bloggers:
Again, I’m kidding. I’m so mean that way! From left to right we are: Mary, Me, Tracy, Ana, Jamie, and Erin. (Not included in this photo but pictured at the top of this post is our much loved Laura the Crazy Mama.)
Speaking of Jamie, I will tell you that she is one of the funnest roommates I have ever had. She and her dear friends were brave enough to invite me to stay overnight on campus with them, and I will tell you, we Catholic homeschooling moms really know how to whoop it up.
Let’s just say that I was not in bed by 9:00 p.m. Aren’t I a bad girl?
In all fairness to our beloved Fr. Pacwa, here is the actual conversation:
Me: Could I take your photo, Father?
Him: I don’t know! Do you got a camera?
From there I went on in search of a fresh victim. Seton’s Ginny Seuffert seemed a likely candidate, but being from New York and all, she held her own.
Finally, being a totally shameless blogging opportunist, I could not resist asking for one more photo of me and the man behind that voice.
What do you think? Have we changed much since last year? Obviously I haven’t purchased a new sweater since then. I also see that I am scrunching up my nose in the cheeky way I do when I am too tired to smile naturally. It has been a good day but a long day…
…and therefore the real reporting can wait ‘til later.
Ad Jesum per Mariam,
PS. Oh, and a happy (belated) Feast of the Visitation! We were treated to Mass before the conference began this morning, and was it ever lovely.