Sunday, July 18, 2010
Did you notice I was gone?
I've spent the last 5 days in Cincinnati at the national convention and 15th anniversary bash for American Heritage Girls. How much fun did we have?
Seven of us moms/leaders and 10 of our troop girls were able to go to this phenomenal event. We wished the other 60 girls and their moms could have attended, too! We filled our days with workshops, shopping, eating, networking, seminars, meeting lots of new friends, enjoying each other, sweating, and occasionally swimming and sleeping. One afternoon we (about 350 people) took a field trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati, which was amazing. I wish we could have spent a few more hours there.
We came home with tons of ideas, encouragement, and anticipation for our new year; we'll be starting our 8th year as a troop (the first in Tennessee) in September!
My menfolk all did great while we were gone. Dr. H. and Duncan took a backpacking trip, which is beautifully documented at 900 Miles. Jesse worked and hung out with his friends. The house was clean, laundry done, and fried rice waiting when we returned home.
And I'm sorry to say, but I deleted all 457 new blog posts that showed up on my Google reader.