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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Leaving on a Jet Plane

As most of you know (especially those of you who have been around for the past FIVE years of Mt. Hope Chronicles), I’m a homebody. I rarely go anywhere. The last time I took a trip on a plane was when I went to Las Vegas with Russ a few years ago. Other than that, we’ve been on a couple trips to Washington and California. A jet-setting adventurer I am NOT.

You also may know that I am a HUGE fan of Susan Wise Bauer and The Well-Trained Mind. That book was the catalyst for my homeschooling adventure over 11 years ago (before I was even pregnant with Levi!)!! I also had the privilege of listening to Susan Wise Bauer speak four years ago when my sister and I traveled up to Washington for a homeschool convention (for the sole purpose of listening to her lectures).

During the past five years of this homeschooling adventure, we have used so many resources written by Susan Wise Bauer or offered by her publishing company, Peace Hill Press.

Imagine my delight the squeals and screams when I received an email inviting me to spend a weekend in Virginia to see Susan Wise Bauer and tour Peace Hill Press with four rock star bloggers (I am the token mom-next-door-blogger). And stay at a B&B. And spend a day at Colonial Williamsburg.

Yeah, there was NO WAY I was going to turn THAT down.

The tickets have been purchased. I am going on an adventure. Only two weeks to wait oh-so-impatiently.

You know you are going to have to hear about it for the rest of my blogging days.

There will be pictures, of course. And give-aways. It will be all sorts of awesomeness.

The count-down begins.

19 comments:

Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker said...

AWESOME!!!

You are the perfect choice for this, Heidi. Congratulations!

Enjoy Colonial Williamsburg!

Jenn said...

Wow! What an amazing opportunity! Enjoy!!

Heasleye said...

Wahooooo!!! So happy for you and excited to hear all about it!

Stephanie Shepherd said...

How exciting!! I can't wait to hear about your trip and experience!

Kristina said...

I couldn't be more excited for you! What an experience. I love Susan Wise Bauer too, and can't wait to meet her at a homeschool convention next month. Would I be a to a total nerd if I brought my WTM to have her sign it!?!

carole said...

Amazing! Sounds wonderful!

FishMama said...

Soooooooo looking forward to meeting YOU and hanging out with you, you Rockstar-Mom-Next-Door-Blogger, you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What an adventure! Looking forward to hearing about it! Have a wonderful time! :) Amelia

Lauren said...

How wonderful! Please DO share all of the fun stuff! I hope you have a great time!

Hannah said...

Still excited for you! And oh! I just thought of something. You should totally get SWB to join our sentence diagram challenge the week you are there! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Heidi!!!! We are so excited for you. You totally deserve this and will profit so much from every aspect of it. Grandma and Grandpa

Timi said...

:o))) I am so happy for you!!! I am sure you will have a great time there!!!

Mary said...

I'm thrilled you have received such wonderful affirmation for the hard work and thought you put into your blog, have fun!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You're going to be in my home state; consider this your invitation to visit Thistle Cove Farm.
I'm visiting from...I think Timi, in Budapest, Hungary, whom I visited last year. If not Timi, then my poor brain hasn't a clue but I'm glad to be here.

CC Jen said...

Oh, how marvelous! And I'm more than a little bit jealous :) Williamsburg is beautiful, my sister went to William & Mary so I spent some time there as a child (she's 13 years older).

Laura at By the Bushel said...

Mt. HOpe's dreams realized!! Wow!! Can't wait to hear details! :)

Skeller said...

yay!!!! so happy for you :-) can't wait to hear your tales!

Hope Is the Word said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read more about your trip!

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Jealous here! Can't wait to hear about it. What an awesome opportunity!