Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Live and Learn 2008

We're home from the Live and Learn and basking in the glory of it all. Yes, we're exhausted, but it was so worth it.

We had a great time. Here are some highlights:

The drive
....only 3- 3 1/3 hours this year (depending on the route ;) ... Yay!

There's always jokin around in the vehicle. "I wasn't picking my nose! Really!" For Seinfeld watchers...

The snuggle bugs.. we all know how Peter Jackson made people look different sizes. Abbi's head is tiny in the real world. And who knew Nic could do drama?

Gail and I hosted a "make a sign for your door" funshop. We thought it would be both fun and helpful.

And then what did we get to do that first night???

You know it! We got to listen to Miss Amy Steinberg! Love her.
She was in her amazing form again. Of course, you can't help but dance with her soulful music.

Did I say we love her????

Since this was the last Live and Learn, several people made wonderful tributes to Kelly and her family. Thank you so much Kelly, Ben, Cameron and Duncan!

There were wonderful speakers, as with other years, Anne O returned and I really enjoyed her 'Get out of your head and into unschooling' speech. Also this year there were several first time speakers, and they were amazing also--- Ronnie, (aka Dragonfly), James Coburn IV, Cameron Lovejoy, and Brenna McBroom. All of them were so inspiring. They had us laughing, crying and thinking in wonderful ways about this life of ours.

Some of my favorite people.

The shining light, Gillen

Breakfast with Sierra, Kimi and Sophie (it was early!)

Sierra, Sadie and Kyra

Kimi and Shelby
We love sharpies!

Mindy and Abbi
Our 2 massage experts

Rachel and Laura
They live close to us now!

Our Blues Brothers
Broc and Ben

uh... yeeeaaaahhh, Chloe...

The real Chloe, perhaps. and MJ

The mini mes of me, Ren, and Rue
aka, Kyra, Sierra and Rowan

So yes we had a great time and we're so glad we participated in the wonderful world of Live and Learn. I have more photos from the conference and you can view at Flickr.

I will close with this sweet photo. Love to you all!


Tina said...

I'm so glad that someone is having some unschooling fun.

Seriously, looks like a blast.

Zenmomma said...

I wish we could have been there with you all. I'm glad everyone had a great time!

ladybug-zen said...

looks like it was absolutely perfect.

laura said...

looove all the pix and memories.

i am still trying to catch up and read all the L&L posts. i may never get to them all!! i'm working slowly on posting about the conference...there is just so much to process, ya know??

can't wait to see you all again at ARGH!!! i wish tim were coming, scotty was hoping to cook for him, ah well =) see ya!!

FLO said...

Oh, and here are YOUR L&L photos! I love finding more and seeing glimpses of moments I missed because I was busy with something else. It goes so fast, doesn't it? Your kids really grew up with these conferences!

Happy to see that you are enjoying your new life in GA. Big moves are exhilirating. Enjoy the new seasons of fall and not-really winter. :)