Okay, now that I am no longer studying or staying up until midnight visiting with family and friends (why is the Bible Bee such a late night place?) here are some long overdue pictures from the National Bible Bee.
|We only got a few honks on the way, but we got plenty of stares! Big-green-van-packed-with-people-and-luggage plus writing-on-all-three-sides equals long-long-looks.|
We hit the road early Wednesday morning--and we only had to turn around once for forgotten baggage. Pretty impressive, huh? Actually, we probably would have gone back at least one more time, but Daddy had to be at work by eight. He taught a class, and then we, bolstered by donuts and jerky (brain food!), officially left for Sevierville.
We girls studied a lot along the way, and our wonderful brothers tested us on our memory verses--when they weren't asleep.
Thomas anonymous sibling, you know who you are.
|Delie and Anna receiving their welcome packets|
We rolled into Sevierville around three thirty that afternoon. We knew we were at the Bible Bee when we saw the row of passenger vans in the parking lot. Just kidding--sort of. After unloading our passenger van, we left Mommy and the boys in our spacious suite and headed across the road to the convention center.
Just like last year, registration was an amazing experience. All of the volunteers--many of them former contestants--were so encouraging and supportive. The Bible Bee felt like a reunion of sorts as we caught up with old friends and met new ones.
We were very excited and nervous as we headed back to our room for the last night before the test for which we had been studying for months...
More pictures to come, Lord willing.
P.S. You can see our registration pictures on the Bible Bee website (click here). We were given a copy of our "family" portrait, but I've mislaid it, so I won't be able to share it here (obviously ;D).