Oh my gosh, did you guys have a good time!! I did!

We are on the drive back home and I am attempting to write on my phone. Ya know, using my time productively, ha! The girls are playing the license plate game in the back, since they did Travel Bingo on the ride down. They are determined to earn their Travel Badge for American Heritage Girls on this trip!!

We had such a blast. Sold about half our stuff at the Used Curriculum Sale, which isn’t too bad. We drifted through the gleaning area mainly because I wasn’t looking forward to getting in the car. Congrats to those who found great items there!

This was my fourth year at HEAV, and what a dramatic difference from the first! My first time I felt like a true fish out of water. I had moved into our place just two weeks before, I didn’t know a single other homeschooling family in the entire state! I went to a lot sessions but really felt so alone wandering the halls.

And this year, I’m running into all sorts of people I know! I feel so more confident even in going up and questioning the exhibitors. I have a personal goal of saying hello to random strangers in line everywhere, because I remember how much I wanted even that little bit of support my first visit.

So, this year I was really focused on getting decent sleep AND being able t9 eat (gluten-free), and I’m happy to report that both went well! I ate a lot of pb&j, but I ate and got really good sleep. Bringing my own pillow, taking advil for my feet and using my essential oils really helped! I only had to pull out the ear plugs once, ha!

I found several more items on my wish list which was super exciting. Now, the trick will be figuring how where to put it all!

And I got to sit in a great session on notebooking this afternoon by Jeannie Fulbright (http://www.jeanniefulbright.com/).

This whole weekend really confirmed to me that unit studies and notebooking is definitely the way to go for our family. I feel so energized!

Here’s a funny for you. No one but a homeschool kid would entertain herself by creating “homework pages!”

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And I can’t say thank you enough to all those who make the Children’s Program such a success! My girls adore it!!

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