The Great ARC Draw took a little longer than I expected, mostly because we had to print out all the comments and cut them apart by hand. I shamelessly bribed Dan and Ben to help me out, so they cut all the entries apart,

and put them in my cake-mixing bowl.

My husband, agreeing to be the Raffle Certifier, dumped them into a bag and shook them up to assure TOTAL fairness.

And here’s the first name…


Now for the second shake…

and the second draw….

and the winner is…

Erin Livs!

One final shake (this one accompanied by a victory chant),

and Ben draws the last name,

and unfolds it…

and the final winner: Lark!

Congrats to all three of you…and thanks for all of you who posted. I’m trying to think of a couple of consolation prizes, since I’ve still got this bag full of worthy names. Any suggestions?

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  • Denise V

    Oooohh, Susan, the hubby’s cute! I’ve always been partial to the razer-stubbly casual look myself.

  • leslie

    Thanks so much for taking the time to do this totally unnecessary, unselfish thing for us. You have no idea how much God has used you in the home school community!

  • dangermom

    What a fun thing to do for all of us, thanks! I’ll just wait for it to come out officially…

  • Tonya

    alright, i’m in a mood tonight- i read “this one accompanied by a victory chant” and in my head i hear “hail Jesus, you’re my king…”
    🙂 blessings

  • Gina

    Yeah! My very dear friend Lori won! Congratulations to all the winners.

  • Colleen in NS

    Congrats to the winners!! I will look forward to the book when it comes out, as well as future volumes that we may be able to use in high school. Thanks for holding the contest for us.

    A very cool history-study story: My kids and I just read about William Bradford two weeks ago in SOTW 3, and wrote about him for history notebooks. We were at my in-laws house on Sunday to meet a second cousin and his wife. It turns out the wife is a retired teacher, who took a great interest in our homeschooling (and played with our kids a lot that day), and later she revealed that she is a great great great great great great great great granddaughter of William Bradford!!! How cool is that?? My kids were so impressed by that since we had just read about him!!

  • Padmé (Lynn in TX)

    Congrats to the winners! We (kids and I) enjoyed the slide show. For a consolation prize, post on the board a little more. I love information for classical schooling.

  • LMA

    How fun! If you want ideas for consolation prizes, how about some of the lesser known publications of Peace Hill Press such as those biographies?


  • Elizabeth

    Thanks so much for the contest, and congrats to the winners. I’ll just wait for the smily-box in the mail.

    So…what do your kids think about your “semi-celebrity” status? Do they think it’s weird that 200 people would leave a message for their mom just to get an advance copy of a book that she wrote? Curious here…


  • JFS in IL

    Oh, darn, I didn’t win 🙁 Oh, well – I DID win somethign ONCE – at my dad’s fishing club annual potluck when I was about 9, I won a rickshaw! Really!

  • Sylvia C.

    Your family is very accomodating. Thanks for sharing.

  • melissa

    Thanks to you all sweet family!!!! We love seeing and reading about you!
    We appreciate your generous sharing spirit and heart!
    YIPPEE for the winners!

  • A Circle of Quiet

    I can only think of wine and chocolate tonight (if that tells you anything (-:)

    Congrats to the winners.


  • athena

    wah wah! sniff sniff. LOL.

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