Family Economics Conference – Preparation

[We are actually back from NC already! I tried to get this posted during the trip, but alas, we were too busy! So piece by piece, here is the report of our weekend at The Family Economics Conference.]

Written Thursday, March 10th, 2011:

I once again write from the road – quite literally. White billows of road mist, blown into the air by the tires of the cars preceeding us, swirl around our snug little vehicle as we roll steadily on toward North Carolina. It rained the whole day – from packing the car, to arriving at the hotel.

The last week has been a flurry of activity as we have prepared for this (short!) trip. One of the biggest problems, was that nearly all of us (Amanda excluded – she got hers for Christmas) needed a wardrobe update – Daddy had no dress pants, Lady L (still) needs short-sleeved shirts, I needed some tops, and Mama (still) needs almost everything (you know how moms are, so worried about their kids, they neglect to take care of themselves). Though it was a struggle, we all finally got the outfits we needed pieced together.

Mama wanted to save for posterity our days of craziness in dressing rooms. (We were actually just trying to see if the shirt would look better with a skirt that actually matched it.)

And then the last two days we have been cleaning up the house a bit (to be presentable for our neighbor who is coming in to take care of the animals and watch the house while we are away), getting trip stuff together/organized/packed, and preparing food for the trip.

L making muffins

Lady L making the Cranberry Muffins (you can see our kitchen re-model in progress in the background)

Yep – that’s one of the ways we make traveling more affordable, by bringing most of our own food. It’s also usually healthier. So here’s what we made, in just the two days before we left:

  • Caesar-salad flavored croutons (snack)
  • Granola bars (snack)
  • Cantaloupe (snack)
  • Cucumber and zucchini salad (lunch/snack)
  • Vegetable salad (lunch)
  • Cole slaw (lunch)
  • Chicken salad (lunch)
  • Cranberry muffins (on-the-road breakfast)
  • Sheepherder’s stew (hotel room dinner)
muffin

Cranberry Muffins

cole slaw

Shredded cabbage and carrot for Cole Slaw, in meal-size portions

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I am the middle of three daughters, daily living by the grace of God and in awe of Christ's perfect love, to suffer and die in atonement for my sins, and then rise from the dead to give me eternal life with Him. I get excited about reading/applying/talking about God's Word, travel, fellowship, nutrition, books, writing, photography, cooking and especially baking, designing things, event planning, and doing things with my family.

One thought on “Family Economics Conference – Preparation

  1. Lauren

    Michelle,

    Thank you so much for coming up to me last Sunday and introducing yourself {and for leaving a comment on my Six Angles post}! It was so nice getting to meet you and your sister; I always love getting to meet people who have read my blog. Speaking of blogs, I’ve really been enjoying yours and am now a follower. I’m glad we’ll be able to keep in touch that way!

    Many blessings,
    Lauren

    Reply

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