Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hello from Helena!

I'm in Helena right now for the Montana Homeschool Convention, which begins tomorrow and runs through Saturday. No less than ten minutes of leaving the house we saw this bald eagle sitting by Flathead Lake. I managed to get three pictures and then -- wouldn't you know it -- the battery in my camera died. Grrr! At least I got a few, and chances are if I had stood there much longer he would have flown off anyway. I posted a different picture of him on my Facebook page. This one I cropped harder to show him better.

We have a suite at our hotel, so the boys are in heaven with the fridge and microwave. It's non-stop snackville here tonight. We just got back from the pool. I spent about 45 minutes in the gym working out while Rick and the boys swam. What kind of weirdo am I turning into? In all my life, I had never been to a gym until last summer when we were at WDW. It's weird, but I love it. I joined the guys in the pool for a second, but the spa felt better.

I'm being engulfed by the smell of Hot Pockets, lasagna, and macaroni & cheese right now. I think I'm going to hit the sack and let these guys have their food-fest. The convention starts at 10am, but I have to get there a little early to find my way and register. I haven't been to a homeschool convention since about 2007, right after we first moved to Montana. I'm looking forward to coming out of the workshops refreshed and full of new ideas.


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun, I hope the conference is good and you learn some good things. Incredible picture of the eagle, they are so majestic!


  2. Beautiful picture! We have bald eagles living in and around Bend. They are so gorgeous.

    We were just in a hotel last weekend and I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes while the kids swam. I never thought I'd be that person. Who knows if I will be five years from now. But it's funny, isn't it?

  3. I hope you have a great time and get a lot out of the networking!