Anyway, MCHEC stands for the Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference. It's a fun gathering! This year the conference is back at the University of St. Thomas. The new fieldhouse...which totally doesn't look like a fieldhouse...is a beautiful venue.
I got there with a couple of friends right at 4PM when the used curriculum and vendor fair opened. It was very busy so I'm glad I preregistered for the conference. I enjoyed just looking around at all the booths and catching up with friends.
I attended the Blogger's Gathering hosted by Ana Braga-Henebry. That was a fun, informal gathering of fellow bloggers. I met Karla from Sacred Heart Farm, AnnaMarie from Duty of Delight, and caught up with Sarah from More Than Enough. Don't we look like a happy bunch of bloggers?
After that session, I went back up to eat my dinner and check out a few more booths. I stopped at Memoria Press's booth and picked up a couple books...Prima Latina for Molly, and Mortimer Adler's How to Read a Book. I have so many books on my nightstand...A Little Way of Homeschooling, Handbook of Nature Study, Heart of Darkness, Latin Centered Curriculum...what's adding one more?!
While I was buying my books at Memoria Press, Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing) stopped by to say "hello" to Martin Cothran, director and instructor of Memoria Press Online Academy. I wanted so badly to snap a photo of the two of them! I resisted, but I WILL get one tomorrow.
After eating my dinner, I caught a glimpse of the lovely Minnesota Mom, Margaret B. She and her husband are MCing this year's keynote addresses. She looked fabulous in her B&W dress and black patent peep-toe heels. Betty Beguiles would be so happy! I introduced myself, and we chatted for a bit before she had to skedaddle down to the main area for Andrew's keynote.
Daddy met me at that point, we sat together, and I started knitting a dishcloth. Great! Now I have something for Ginny's Yarn Along next Wednesday.
|Sugar 'n Cream Stripes - Self-Striping Yarn|
I had a great day, and I'm so looking forward to tomorrow...lunch with Daddy, more great speakers, and chit-chatting with so many great friends!