What's going on when 6,000 women from around the country descend on central Illinois?
Must be the Hearts at Home National Conference.
This past Thursday evening through Saturday, women from California to Connecticut spent the weekend with Jill Savage and the Hearts at Home team. Authors and speakers came as well to encourage and equip these women--mostly moms--for their work as wives and mothers.
Jill spoke and led a parenting workshop while headliners Dr. Kathy Koch and Angela Thomas led the main sessions. Funny lady Sally Baucke emceed and a host of other speakers were on hand to teach as well, including Dr. Juli Slattery and Linda Dillow, Crystal Paine, Kendra Smiley, Lesley Leland Fields, and more.
My wife has been attending the conference for years--super convenient since we're just 45 minutes away--and I've had the privilege of photographing the event.
There are a few more images below. To see more photographs or to purchase prints, you can visit the gallery here until April 16, 2014.