Friday, September 02, 2005

NCFIC Conference in Olympia, Washington

What a wonderful time Josh & I had in Washington this past weekend! A great big "Thank You" to the Bradricks and Browns for their work in hosting the conference and their warm hospitality and friendship. Both families are truly delightful, and we enjoyed working together with them and extending many conversations into the wee hours of the morning. It was truly an encouragement to be there!

Gregg Harris and Scott Brown were the main speakers over the weekend, being joined by conference host Michael Bradrick who also gave a pertinent teaching on child training.

As Mr. Brown only brought his daughters with him, and as the Bradricks have several more girls than boys presently at home, Josh and Stephan Bradrick enjoyed each other's company over the weekend.

Friday night the Bradrick ladies provided about 20 of us (staff, speakers, guests) with a chili dinner. We ate right outside the hotel over looking a little lake with the peek of Mt. Ranier just visible above the trees. Very lovely and relaxing!

And what could make us feel more at home than cooking and washing dishes in a hotel room? :)

I must admit that we don't have many pictures of this trip because most of the time we were helping with the conference or sitting around talking - and I just don't think to take pictures in the middle of interesting conversations!


DeLadurantey Family said...


Who is the lady in the photo with Blare Brown? Is this a one of the Bradricks?

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and great fellowship with friends!


Erber Correspondent said...

Yes, she is a Bradrick! Amy Ellen, Blair, and I were the clean-up crew that evening. Although obviously they are the ones working here while I simply document the event! :)