Saturday, March 16, 2013

Inspiration, Encouragement, and Great Ideas - What More Could I Ask?

This past weekend, we had the incredible opportunity to attend a conference given by the Maxwell Family (see their blog here). We were so excited! I have read several of their books ("Managers of Their Homes" and "Homeschooling With a Meek and Quiet Spirit") and absolutely loved them, and we were eager to hear what they had to say on the topics of marriage, parenting, and education.

We weren't disappointed! We had so much fun!

Both of us came away from this conference encouraged, inspired to try new ideas (like family devotion time), and edified by the wisdom of this awesome family. I hope that we are able to hear them again some day!

Listening to Terri and Steve Maxwell. 

Due to a last-minute babysitter cancellation (i.e. the grandparents couldn't come), all three kidlets came with us. This presented definite challenges (a cranky 3yo, a not-yet-learned-to-sit-quietly toddler, and a 6yo who was less-than-enamored of having to sit through multiple speaker sessions), but we made it through and had a great time.

No, these aren't good pictures... but hey, they're all I have. 
DH and I have decided that we want to attend as many family and homeschooling conventions and conferences as we possibly can. Each one that we have attended has been an amazing experience that has so benefited our family! We are incredibly excited about the upcoming yearly Arizona Families for Home Education Convention (note the incredible first-timers' discount and free pre-convention mini-conference). We want to absorb all of the great teaching that we can.

Goofing for the camera. 
If you ever have a chance to attend one of these events, please take advantage of it! We'll see you there!

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