Family Economics Conference – Thursday, Travel

–> {Hello all! I apologize for taking so long to get the rest of these conference posts up – but they are coming! Some posts on what’s been keeping us so busy should be forthcoming, as well.} <–

Except for a few very brief moments of glorious sun and clear skies, it rained all day Thursday on our way to NC. (If I was a brief type of person, that would sum up our day… but I’m not, so…)

Though we had intended to leave around 7:30, it wound up being more like 9:00. But we know ourselves well enough to have expected that. And of course, no road trip is complete without coffee!

Lady L was looking longingly at Amanda's coffee cup, and jokingly reached for it (she doesn't drink coffee yet)

After eating the Cranberry muffins, Daddy had to have his hand cleaned before he could touch the steering wheel again!

Traveling through different states is always such a pleasure! Thanks to Brahms, The Hoffman Family, and a tiny bit of Randy Travis, the late morning hours passed by quickly and enjoyably. I must say though, that if you’re ever traveling the Capitol Beltway, be sure to make a gas and bathroom stop before getting on. The industrial starkness of it was certainly interesting, especially noting that we were traveling the “Technology Corridor,” but it just wasn’t suited to drinking 3 bottles of water!

Our beautiful mama making lunch, at a rest stop, in the trunk, while it's raining... adventure!

One of the most interesting parts of the whole day, was…

…beautifully landscaped medians in Raleigh! 😯

The sunset

Upon arriving at the hotel, we found out that they had a “social hour” that evening, with complimentary “appetizers” (that was the official term, but it was more like snacks, along with some subs) and “drinks.”  While in the lobby taking advantage of the food, we met another family that was attending the conference, and had a great talk! It was fun to continue seeing them each morning, and wave across the rooms at the conference.

After this snack, we headed down to the pool and were very pleased to find that we would have the pool to ourselves. Swimming is one of those issues that can be tough to solve for families trying to dress modestly. Though we have come across some solutions that we believe would be honoring to the Lord (namely, WholesomeWear, Meant to Be Modest, and Princess swimwear) they have been way too expensive (around $200 in all for us 3 girls) for our family at this time. So we’ve resorted to some capris and longer shorts that we’ve had on hand from other things, and gone swimming sparingly. The Lord blessed us with the ability on this trip for us three girls to spend some wonderful time together in the pool, and providentially showed our parents what time to set for leaving the pool, so that we left, getting dressed again, just minutes before a bunch of other people came down to go swimming!

And then, of course, for the last activity of the day we went to bed. 😉

P.S. In the morning, before we left, poor Twinkles knew something was up and found a hiding place.

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About Michelle

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.

2 thoughts on “Family Economics Conference – Thursday, Travel

  1. Jacob A. Fericy

    Hello Everyone (Amanda, Michelle, Lady L, y los padres de ellas),

    It was good seeing you all (Yes I refuse to say ya’ll) in NC. If you want to catch up more than a couple hours worth, shoot me an email. I hope to hear from you!

    1. Michelle Post author

      Yay! Thanks for commenting, Jacob. 😀 Too funny about “y’all”. Hehe! It was wonderful to visit with your family again, and don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll be getting an email from one of us soon!



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