To start the post out, we’ll show you pictures of Abby and Bethany in the bus Wednesday about lunch time. They were hiding things in their Daddy’s bunk.
Thursday early afternoon, Nathan arrived at the bus after an uneventful flight, followed by a shuttle ride direct to Uriah. We were excited to have him join us! The purpose of his coming was to share about ITonRamp with those at the conference, as well as to be on a panel. We set up Thursday afternoon, and families began to register by middle to late afternoon. We girls were especially grateful for a sweet couple's help in setting up our book tables, as we were tight on time.
Friday morning was relaxed, since the vendor hall didn’t open until 10 a.m. So, there was plenty of time for getting ready for the day. We met a fair number of new families in addition to seeing quite a few familiar faces. I had wondered who we would “run into” that we knew, and I was surprised and delighted with the families we came across that we hadn’t seen for quite some time.
Friday evening, at 9, there was a dessert social. It was a great time to fellowship with others, and there was untold numbers to choose from to chat with :-).
Saturday morning, while Mom's Chores session was running for ladies, the guys were on a panel called Young Entrepreneurs. They were able to share their experiences in an informal setting.
Mom’s sessions went well on Saturday. It is her delight to encourage ladies in managing their most precious resource: time, which can easily be squandered. She also enjoyed sharing about the importance of chores and how they facilitate the entrepreneur-minded family. Whenever Mom was at the booth, there seemed to be someone who wanted to talk with her :-). The same applied to Dad!
Each one of us had so many conversations with many different people, and it was all a blessing. We delight in being able to travel as a family and share, and Chicago was another joy.
“For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:5).