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we’ve survived…

When I wrote my last post I was desperately trying to avoid having a panic attack. (I’m only half joking)  I’m glad to report that not only did I not have a panic attack but we also had a lot of good times over the course of the last few weeks. I didn’t take many pictures since we were so busy having fun but here’s a few from the plays and Christian’s graduation.

The plays were Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest and King Midas and The Touch of Gold.

Josiah – King Absent Minded
Christian – Prince Good Hearted

Here they are on stage Prince Good Hearted trying to take
King Absent Minded to his daughter “Snow White”
… or was it “White Snow”?

Christian was also a Greek fisherman in King Midas

Christian graduated on Saturday. Traditionally our local homeschool group has a commencement ceremony on Mother’s Day weekend. It seems to be a good weekend for families that  need to travel and it doesn’t conflict with any other graduations.

Each graduate and his parents have 10 minutes (you can use less but not more). They all did slide shows and after the slide show the graduate and his parents go up front and can say whatever they want and present their graduate with his diploma. I was so very glad that Carl did all our talking and kept it short and sweet.

Each graduate has a 6 foot round table that he can use to display memorabilia.
It was fun seeing all the tables and seeing what was important to each graduate.

And here he is… our first graduate…
…and his diploma.

I’ve spent the last few day enjoying not “having” to do anything more than just the very basics. In between doing the basics I’ve been thinking a lot about the last 13 years of homeschooling. Things we did wrong, things we did right, things I worried about needlessly and what all of that means for the rest of my children.

I’m hoping to be sharing some of those thoughts with you in the future …

Thanks for sharing with your friends!


Friday 18th of May 2012

Congrats, Christian!! I know the plays were awesome!! That is something we miss so very much! I love the money saving mom. We saw her at the homeschool convention in Cincinnati! Take care!!Christy


Saturday 19th of May 2012

Thanks, Christy. How cool that you met Crystal. I would love to hear her speak. I bet the convention was great. Give everyone a hug for me.

Laura @ Green Legacy Farm

Thursday 17th of May 2012

Congratulations! Glad you made it through the busy time.


Thursday 17th of May 2012

Thanks, Laura. I really enoyed your Money Saving Mom post and your blog.


Thursday 17th of May 2012

I so relate to pondering about things done wrong and things done right when it comes to home school. On bad days I wonder if we will ever survive and on good days I wonder why I ever have doubts. But in the end persistence is the key.

When my son graduated high school our home school group had tables set up too. They also did a slide show, showing photos from the past, which was a tear jerker because it brought back so many memories.

Friday, tomorrow, my son will graduate college. It’s hard to believe 4 years has flown by. I can still remember how he dreaded “how long” college felt and now here he is finally at the end. Well, he’s at the end until fall when grad school begins.

Your costumes look really good. Are these some of the ones you made?


Thursday 17th of May 2012

Persistence is the's amazing how God has a way of working things out. Christian feels a little dread about "another" 4 years also, but he took classes at the local college during his senior year and realized that he really liked that setting. Congratulations to your son!

Yes, those are 3 of about 15 costumes I made this spring. I was going to take pictures of all of them as I sewed but I didn't and I hate to post pictures of other people without their permission so I cropped the other kids out.