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Homeschool Moms’ Road Trip! Who’s in?!

Some of you might remember that I spoke at the Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit in Oklahoma last year.

On the "mission" page of the Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit website, you will find

"The Winter Summit desires to instill within the often weary and embattled homeschool mom the encouragement and empowerment she so desperately needs to finish her race well, to the glory of God."

The summit plans to have

  •  inspiring speakers
  •  heartfelt praise
  •  meaningful fellowship
  •  practical workshops
  •  joy-filled laughter
  •  all designed to lift up, strengthen and support the homeschool mother.

What you won't find on that website is what I am about to tell you.

I have been to a few retreats, encampments, and conferences, some of them very popular, and nationally known. The Winter Summit tops them all.

I hope you won't think I am just saying that because I was a speaker there. I have nothing to gain if you go to the Winter Summit, but I am telling you... YOU have something to gain if you go.

And that something is encouragement, refreshment, pampering, a God-filled vision, and laughter.

Lots of laughter.

And I hope you love to laugh as much as I do, because have I got a deal for you!

I am speaking at The Summit again this year. (That's not the funny part.) My topic will be

EXTREME Faith: Having the Courage to Allow God to do Amazing Things in Your Life

and I will have an extra, perfectly comfy bed in my room at the fancy Embassy Suites in Norman, Oklahoma, so here's my proposal.

I believe so much in the power of the encouragement of this retreat, if you

  • register for the Winter Summit (Friends of Smockity get a $10 discount!)
  • promise you don't snore
  • prove to me that you are really NOT Lawrence Rodriquez, AKA "Scary Larry", a convicted serial killer out on parole
  • tell me why you think The Summit will fill you up

I will put you in a drawing to be my roomie! NO HOTEL FEE FOR YOU!

PLUS... wouldn't it be fun if a bunch of us met up somewhere central in the DFW area to all ride together in my big 15 passenger van?! We could hit every Stop N Go on the way, load up on Tom's Hot Fries and Dr. Pepper, and pretend we are contestants on The Voice!

How fun would that be?!

"And Iiii-eeee-IIIIII will always love yooooo-oo-oouuu..."

It's a homeschool moms' road trip! Who's in?!

If enough Texas homeschoolers fill up that Summit, the organizers will be planning a DFW Summit just for us in the near future. So, let's all get our comfy jammies packed and load up to hit the road!

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  1. Kristianna Myus says:

    Me! Me! Pick me! I’m registering tomorrow!!!!! I promise I don’t snore! Friend me on Facebook and you will find that I am NOT “Scary Larry”. I think the summit will fill me up because this has been an incredibly difficult year. In August we lost our 6th baby, Elizabeth Mercy, at 22.5 weeks along. It has been a difficult process and it would be blissful to be with bunch of ladies laughing and being encouraged.


    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Oh, Kristianna! I am so sorry about your sweet baby!

      Your name is in the drawing! I hope to meet you there!

  2. Awww man! That sounds like fun! I wish I could go, but maybe next year. I don’t think you would want to room with a 2 month old, and a mommy who would ask you a million questions because she only homeschools a 3 year old. Have fun!

  3. Rats! I’d love to go and be your roomie! Can’t happen this year, though. Perhaps next year?!

  4. Sounds so great!!! I would love to be chosen. Only I am disqualified this year…1) I am pregnant, 2) therefore I snore, and 3) my baby is due that week. So sorry to miss out. Maybe I can make next year’s!

  5. Sounds amazing..unfortunately I’ve been told I snore, I’ll have a newborn, and I don’t have a passport. Oh well! Have fun! :)

  6. Connie, you always make me smile. That sounds like fun! Maybe I can go if they have a DFW Summit. I snore too, and I wish I could say the reason I cant go is because I will have a newborn!!

  7. I need to laugh and fill up my tank. Your blog makes me laugh so much. I think I would get more than enough laughing just being in your room without attending any of the meetings! No I do not snore. I am a serial jokester, not killer! I am from GA, so not sure if there is a location where I could jump aboard the party bus in route! I am a Diet Dr. Pepper gal – does that qualify me as a party girl? My 7 kids are 20 down to 2. Heartache doesn’t begin to explain what the last year has brought with our 3 oldest children. Whether I win or not, I am believing God to do exceeding and abundantly more than I could ever ask or think – Eph. 3: 20-21!

  8. Jen5253 Range says:

    Ooooh! This looks like a ton of fun! I’m tempted to sign up, but I have a three month old. I’ll keep this in mind for future years. But it would be fun to travel with a bunch of other DFW moms and travel together! I know that I can always use the encouragement and accountability!

  9. This is exciting! No matter what, I am sure it will be wonderful. My situation is….I could only go IF I won the room. So I didn’t sign up for the summit already. I would, however, sign up if I get to be your roomie. 😉

    BUT I do snore, so that may put me out of the running. And I’ve only been arrested once for stalking, but it was all a big misunderstanding.

    So, if after this ridiculously long, weird comment you still decide to enter me in your drawing….I’d sure be excited to win!

  10. ELENA MARSHALL says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR ROOMIE! BUT,…..I have questions. 1) Do YOU snore? 2) Do I have to live in Texas? (Does it count that I was born there?) 3) What if I am currently on a homeschooling hiatus, but now that our son is doing much better after being diagnosed with leukemia, I’d love to be encouraged and get back to it…..can I still go? :o)

  11. I would love to go! My husband tells me that I snore, but I will tell you the same thing I tell him: “I cannot be held responsible for anything I do while unconscious.”

  12. You are such a doll to offer a free room to another fellow HS mom! I soo wish I could go. This entire year has been one God Journey, for our family.. Praise him we are making it through together. My husband & 7 year old DD came down with mono Oct. 2011. My husband has suffered various illnesses since(strep, to pnuemonia, to prostatitis, to C-Diff) He lost 42lbs in 1 month and they found a tumor attatched to his bowel wall while he had c-diff. I finally gave up with local drs and call the Mayo clinic. They told us we would be there for 5-6 days and we ended up there for 2 months, costing us $1400.00 per week. Fortunately we could take our HS 7 year old with us, and our adul aspie DD came to ou home to farmsit. I knew I was under stress from worry, but I didn’t know that stress could cause colitis and an ilius, which caused me to be severely dehydrated, landing me in the hospital for three days(all while my husband was trying to find out what was happening to his body and left to care for our 7 year alone). Finally we found out the Ebstein Barr virus(mono) caused him to develop Cronic Fatigue, a compromised immune system and Fibromyalgia. His illnesses cause him to have bouts of bad days. I now have to take over the management of our company. We have built in a kitchen for me to cook in, and added a school room, to our shop, so that I can take care of my family. My oldest stepdaughter is going to come work for us and work the sales floor and my middle stepdaughter(the aspie) is going to work three days a week to help with craft days for my 7 year old and help stock and clean the store, So my husband’s year long illness has brought our family back together, under one roof:-) Although, I need a mommy break, like int he most insane way, I will consider my 3 day stint in the hospital as a break for now. Our newly expanded store opens Dec 15, and I will be hard at work, trying to find my way back to the corporate world after 8 years. I pray that whoever you bless with this gift, has an amazing time, and God gives them the relieving and refreshing break they deserve. Have fun and Blessings to you, Connie. You are amazing!!!!

  13. Did I win yet?! 😉