Once again, I woke up bright and early. I guess I really am an east coast girl. Or perhaps I would just be a morning person if I lived here.
Today was the official start of the NFED conference, even though I felt like it started on Tuesday evening when a bunch of us were together for the dinner.
Registration didn’t begin until 10, so we had a leisurely breakfast and goofed around a bit in the morning. The majority of the following images were blatantly stolen from Terri or Suzanne or one of their husbands. I’ve got this beautiful iPhone 6+ that I keep forgetting to use.
The liaison group, of which I am a proud member, did an intro session at the beginning of the conference. We sung a slightly modified version of “Ain’t no Mountain high enough.” Thanks to Will for capturing this on video for all time. I can’t get it to post on here, so maybe later. We then introduced ourselves and did a little icebreaker activity. Major props to Kristin Kelso for organizing this.
After this, a group of us went out to Garbanzo for lunch. It was delicious and fun to be out and about with the gang. We then ran back to the resort to catch the Family Panel Discussion, which was really good.
I then had to rush out because I signed up to do a facial recognition study, which consisted of being photographed with a 3D imaging camera. This is what it looked like:
There was a full-color photo, and then this cool topographic view, which I liked better because it makes me look like a Roman goddess. Sort of.
After dinner, which was a surprisingly delicious veggie wellington, (as opposed to a steak wellington), it was time for the beach party!
We all traipsed down about 1,000′ in elevation to the lake, where children swam and people of all ages kayaked and rode stand up paddle boards. I got to chat with my Ally girl for a bit (photo to come, once I steal it from her mother).
I also made the rounds and chatted with some other people, but for the most part sat with my usual crew and drank wine. Not too much, of course.
Mom and Marc showing off their flash-endurance skills.
We then returned and hung out chatting with the videographers who are here making some documentary about some of the people at the conference. I’m not one of them, but I guess this blog is my own personal documentary.
I just realized how late it is… I must get to sleep! Tomorrow is a motivational speaker, which I am looking forward to hearing (so I can learn from him and become a motivational speaker myself someday. Then, I am leading the young adult session.