This year the keynote speaker was Voddie Baucham. He was fantastic as he challenged us to Biblical thinking and encouraged us in our homeschooling and parenting.
This year we walked a relatively new homeschool mom through the convention. That was fun, being veterans and all. The vendor hall can be overwhelming, with hundreds of vendors. We also went to our traditional Burger King lunch with good friends of ours on Friday. Their daughter and ours are really good friends, and they love to spend Friday of the convention going to all the booths of things that they are interested in. A big hit is always the science booths that are blowing things up!
My favorites are the discount booksellers, Miller Pad and Paper (the best paper, notebooks and art supplies), Vision Forum great family resources, Veritas great classical education curriculum. I like to buy books about composers and artists from them and this year we also bought "The Thinking Toolbox" by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn. This is a book about logic and thinking. It is going to be a fun book to read through with the girls.
I was exhausted after two full days, but they were great also. I am already looking forward to next year!