I Threw A Conference
Many Beehive faithful are aware that I am one of the seven Advisory members who have developed the Ambleside Online curriculum. Last weekend, we had a conference here in the Dallas area, which turned out better -- and bigger -- than our wildest dreams. The Lord truly blessed the day, from start to finish.
The other Advisory ladies have had a good time teasing me about my "throwing" this conference. Since I live in the area where the conference was to be held, I wound up doing most of the planning and organizing (a task that kept multiplying as the numbers of pre-registrations doubled, then tripled, beyond our expectations).
Well... so a week before the big day, I was visiting with a couple of friends, one of whom casually asked me what I was doing the next weekend. Before I thought how it would sound, I heard myself saying, "Well, I'm throwing a conference." The lady paused, then turned to her friend and smirked with great comic effect, "Oh, FINE. I throw little tea parties now and then, and you throw a pretty good toddler birthday party... but not Lynn. Oh, noooo. SHE throws a conference."
I really didn't mean it to come out that way, but in retrospect I have to admit it was pretty funny.
The curious can read more about the AO/CM Conference HERE and HERE at Donna-Jean's blog, and see some nifty pics HERE at Leslie Noelani's site. I hope to post some more pictures here shortly.
A big thank you too all who came, and all who have given us such incredible, uplifting and encouraging feedback. We're just glad that you all were at least as blessed by the day as we were.