Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention in Nashville
Click here to watch My Speaking Trip to the 2015 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention in Nashville video! Which even includes me repacking my suitcase out of a trash bag in the Target parking lot…don’t miss that!!
Baby Daniel and I waiting to catch our first flight.
Last week my oldest son Jadin, baby Daniel, and I flew out to Nashville for the 2015 Teach Them Diligently Convention! Over all we had a fantastic trip and certainly felt the prayers of many along our way.
Really our only unplanned excitement happened when we caught our connecting flight from Philadelphia. I left my double-stroller and car seat at the gate to go under the plane. I’ve flown with babies a lot and taking my stroller and car seat has never been a problem (well, one time in Chicago someone gave me a bit of a fit, but that’s another story. 😉 ) When we landed in Nashville there was no double-stroller and car seat waiting for us. It seems that somehow it was loaded on the wrong flight and ended up in North Carolina!
It was almost 9pm and I was speaking the next day. I really wanted to get the boys and I to the Gaylord and get to bed, not deal with lost items. I tend to hold-my-breath in these situations and feel the momma bear want to come out.
Just silly/tired emotions though. Honestly I had already given the situation to the Lord and knew that this was no surprise to Him. As always He’d take care of us! I had been working on memorizing Isaiah 41:10 during this trip anyway so it all seemed real appropriate.
My inner tired momma bear was able to remain peaceful as USAirways was very helpful. I actually received customer service! They sent us on our way with a new car seat. They insured that the following day my stroller and car seat would be flown to Nashville and delivered to the Gaylord. Guess what – that’s exactly what happened.
The double-stroller and car seat are reunited!
After that little bit of excitement the rest of our stay for the Teach Them Diligently Convention was amazing. I was able to connect with so many friends that I haven’t seen in awhile. I was extremely blessed by the families I met. A few moms even told me they loved my grocery shopping videos! I always think it’s neat to see how the internet connects so many of us.
This is my friend Christy Jordon of Southern Plate. It’s her first year homeschooling!
I was finally able to meet one of my online imaginary friends, Karen of Simply Living for Him and Bible Based Homeschooling! We’ve been online friends *forever.* So fun to meet her in person. And the bunny ears behind my head are compliments of Kim’s daughter. 😉
Of course my 14-year old son, and YouTuber, Jadin was thrilled to see the guys from Blimey Cow again. I took Jadin because I knew we’d have a fun mother-and-son trip together. We snuck over to OpryMills mall and ate at the Rain Forrest Cafe – neither of us had ever been. We were able to have a lot of great talks over our trip and watch lots of Blimey Cow (if you haven’t heard of Blimey Cow yet watch their video here on Seven Lies about Homeschoolers).
Baby Daniel all knocked out at the end of a busy day at Teach Them Diligently!
Jadin also held and walked baby Daniel while I spoke. This was a huge help. He’s such a good big brother. Because I was speaking three times on this trip, and had a new baby with me, I wasn’t able to get to any other sessions. We walked the huge vendor hall several times and I found some family Bible study curriculum that I really liked. I’m hoping to have my act together enough to hear more speakers in Atlanta. I’d like to get in and hear my friends Kim, Karen, and Kendra speak (hey, all “K names!”).
Once home there was lots of real life to attend to! Several of our other children had gone on another trip and we needed basic family supplies least we all starve to death, ha. Everyone has to run into the store for 10 gallons of milk, right? 😉
Now we’re settling back in at home but will be hitting the road again for Teach Them Diligently Atlanta in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to sharing about Affording the Homeschool life and being a Working Homeschool Mom with families there!
Click here to watch My Speaking Trip to the 2015 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention in Nashville!
Which homeschool conventions are you attending this year?