|Marilyn Boyer, me, Rick Boyer|
(Will continue writing. Girls are asking for a bedtime story.....)
|One view of the vendors|
The book was such an encouragement to me. It's not what other people tell you THEY think you should do that matters. That is something you go to God about as a couple. I mean, this is something I had been in tears about and bullied about. The Boyers raised their kids up in Christ and lived it in their home. Well, when I saw the Boyers I just had to talk to them and tell them what an encouragement they've been to my family. Rick asked me what other books of theirs I have read but I hadn't heard of any others. Actually, I've just been reading and rereading the same book over every now and then. He gave a big hug and handed me a newer version of their book Yes, They're All Ours, plus The Hands-on Dad, Parenting From the Heart, Home Educating with Confidence, Hands-On Character Building, and CD of The Runt that's read aloud. Wow, what a blessing! I read all the time and look forward to studying each one. Seriously, I had to hold back the tears as they gave me a hug because I couldn't really express to them what they did for me through their book. It had given me the confidence I needed to have the family I desired, homeschool the kids without guilt, and have fun while doing it. I still quote Rick at the end of the day (more or less). "What was I thinking having all these kids?" haha . Yes, it's a ton of work but they are all ours and I love it!
There were soooo many great tools there for teaching that I felt like I was swimming in them. I know people can get caught up in TOO MUCH but I'm more talking about bible things. I found posters that gave visuals for the kids, bible study materials for teaching kids at home, and the list goes on and on. They even gave out free books on CD like
Passing the Torch, and Hell's Best Kept Secret.
Ohhh, books on CD are delicious because I can clean and listen to them at the same time.
Land Animals of the Sixth Day.
After a few hours we were soooo hungry but we about fainted when we saw the food prices. Eight bucks for nachos? I wasn't about to eat a cracker for even five bucks so we walked a block away to eat at a restaurant. We didn't realize it was a restaurant that overlooks the baseball game that was going on. Oh, it was awesome! Basically, I got a whole meal for the same price as what I would have paid for nachos in the convention center but with a better view!
While we were safe inside the convention we heard an announcement that there currently was a Haboob outside and to stay in. No problem... I was having fun and since the place was so huge, I missed seeing this coming right at us.... Wow, glad I was indoors!