Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Beginning

Okay, so what have you been up to this weekend?? My son took his ACT test on Saturday, which marks the end of our school year. And even more then that, the end of MY school years! Yep I am retiring. ho,ho, after 24 years of homeschooling my sweet children, we are all done!!!!! Woo-Hoo!!! Let's celebrate!

What should we do? Okay, let's have a giveaway. I was going to have a giveaway for my blogiversary, but it slipped by and then there was Sew Mama Sew, and the incredible Bloggers Quilt festival. But I think this will be a better way to celebrate two important events. The graduation of my youngest and a New Beginning as we move into a new house!

So starting tomorrow, let's have a New Beginning giveaway. It will run for 5 days (not including Sunday), ending on Monday June 21st. You see that is the day we close on our new house. And I want everyone to celebrate with me. Are you game?? Check back tomorrow :-)

27 comments:

Shelley said...

Congrats on your new found freedom!!

Cyndi said...

Oh how exciting! Congratulations on getting all of your children successfully through school, that you will now have lots more time for quilting, and for moving into a new home. You do have a lot to celebrate!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Wow! Good for you...and to think I have one in 4th grade and one in 2nd! I have a long way to go, don't I? You deserve to be glad. Now you can have more time (in theory, at least) to pursue other things. ; )
~Michele

Polly said...

Congrats!! You deserve some seriously fun "YOU" time!! Polly

Julia said...

Wow! what an exciting time in your life!!!

Cara said...

Congrats on retirement! And getting your son through another year!

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations on your retirement! :-) I am definitely game for some giveaways.

Nancy said...

this year our last child also graduated high school. It's a grand feeling for me even though I didn't home school...

Quilt Hollow said...

Those who homeschool are incredibly amazing to me. The patience you must have and to be able to keep your own child focused...or yourself. Wow! Congrats on both accounts and I'll look for you post tomorrow. OH...how far away are you moving?

Crispy said...

How wonderful Jocelyn!! Kudos on home schooling :0)

I'll be back tomorrow LOL

Crispy

free indeed said...

Congrats! I so know how you feel! My youngest graduated last year and I've had my first empty nest after 30 years of mothering...30 yrs!!!! I so am loving this stage! Let the celebration begin!

call me crazy said...

Oh my gosh! We are sharing some of the same experiences! Congrat's on homeschooling, I didn't do that one. ;-) Have a happy day!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Congratulations on "retiring" - hope you have a grand time with the extra time. Celebrate celebrate!!!

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations. What an accomplishment. You are certainly lining up for a new start, with a great summer ahead of you (and great life).

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lis said...

Many congratulations on your retirement - wow, you'll have loads of sewing time now! New beginnings are brilliant, especially when some one generous combines them with a giveaway - see you tomorrow :)

Loris said...

What a wonderful milestone for both of you :-)
Congratulations!

Kim Walus said...

Congrats on your double graduation! That is sooo exciting. I still have one caboose left and this next year will be our last year in elementary school. I'm cherishing every moment with her. The next child up will be graduating from college this next year.

xinex said...

Congrats on your son's graduation and your retirement. What a doiuble accomplishment, good reasons to celebrate indeed!!..Christine

Barb said...

Congrats to all....

Won't miss it....

Amy said...

Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment. Now imagine all the sewing time you will have!

Miriam said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations! Homeschooling for 24 years is quite an achievement!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Wow, congratulations! And I thought I had a lot of years experience with 10 years of homeschooling! I know how excited I am when school is out and summer vacation begins. I think I need it more than the kids! Well, I've got about 16 more years to go, but as I always say about homeschooling, I take it one day at a time!

Kim D. said...

Congratulations for all the wonderful news!!

omashee aka Barb said...

Congratulations to you and to your son! Now for the joys of moving. I do not envy you there! Enjoy the rest of your life, it's an amazing ride!

Ivory Spring said...

Congrats, Jocelyn - your dedication to the education of your kids is most commendable!

As for the giveaway - of course I am game! :)

A Hopeful Heart said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I have loved the hospitality of the tea party Tuesdays. So many warm, welcoming gals.

I, too, am completing my homeschooling journey this summer...for a time anyway. We are planning to adopt (we've had a slight setback on that), so even though my son will finish up high school in August (we school November through August), my homeschooling journey won't be ending for good anytime soon. I've only been at it for 11 years, a drop in the bucket compared to your journey.

Blessings,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Carrie P. said...

Wow, congrats to you all. I homeschooled my children for 16 sixteens years.