When we first got to the conference on Thursday, I took the Lambs around to the display tables to get free chocolate and other treats. While we were walking around Rev. Harrison came up and gave me a hug. I asked him if he was going home afterwards or going on to Fort Wayne or somewhere. He said he was going home so I told him I had something to give him. (crosses one of our members made and cookies I made for his boys) Then I took the Lambs back to the hotel room. I was not successful at getting the Lambs to take a nap. Since we don't have TV at home, they were thrilled to watch TV. I let them watch almost 3 hours of TV. Then we got dressed and went downstairs as they were ending their last session of the day. We stayed downstairs and chatted with friends for about an hour before the banquet began.
|Ewe, Lamb 3, DakotaPam, Elizabeth, Emily|
Usually there are several moms and kids at conferences like this. I met Pam at a conference a few years ago. A few of our other homeschooling friends had planned to go, but either had a change of plans or had sickness in their family so the dads came without them. I was so glad that Pam came and I met the twins for the first time. Their birthday was Friday. I know it has been a difficult year for Pam with twins, but I was amazed at her. I saw her in the swimming pool at the hotel with her girls. About 15 minutes later she was out of the pool, dressed up and the girls were both dressed in their adorable Christmas dresses. She made the excuse that she had left her hair up in the pool and she didn't have many choices for dressing up, but that was incredible to me. We had a little time to chat, but the girls really keep her moving. I was amazed that she easily carried the girls (even carried two car seats) and especially that she got them arranged for this photo all by herself. I always had a difficult time with just one baby and she has truly become a pro with two in this year. Unfortunately she didn't get any sleep at the hotel as she didn't bring the pack n' play in order to save room in the car and then they got stuck in Fargo another night because of the weather, but she made the best of the situation and had a great weekend.
After the conference then we got a bite to eat and did a little shopping. I was afraid we would have to stay another night in a hotel in Fargo because it was snowing. We decided to try to go home. Once we got out of Fargo it stopped snowing and the drive home was fine. We were all tired so we decided to stop for a bite to eat at a restaurant near our home. The Lambs were tired and it took a long time to get our food. We finally ate and got the Lambs to bed. It was a long but fun two day trip to Fargo.