Letter from the Editor, December 2012

James // 12/28/2012

Dear Homeschooling Friends,

Although some of you may have already inferred this from reading the comments on Ezra's recently posted poem, Shadow And Glory, I wanted to make it known to you officially. This Christmas, my brother Ezra flew across the world to the Middle East and proposed to Kyleigh, and the two of them are now engaged to be married.

This news is ApricotPie Official before it is Facebook Official, which is appropriate since ApricotPie is older than Facebook (in fact, it's older than Wikipedia!).

This is not the first time that a friendship leading to marriage will have begun by meeting at ApricotPie. This is a testament to the blessing that ApricotPie has been for over twelve years to homeschoolers across America and the world. ApricotPie has been a place where we as homeschoolers can share our works with others with this great common experience.

A belated Merry Christmas to you all, and I look forward to writing another letter in the new Year.

May God richly bless you all.





Wow. What a blessing

Wow. What a blessing ApricotPie is indeed! I was wondering how your family and Kyleigh's had met, seeing as I knew Kyleigh lived in the Middle East and assumed you guys lived in the States.

A belated Merry Christmas to you too, James. Thankyou for being editor of this amazing site, and I'm sure we all look forward to another of your letters. :)

And really--Apricotpie is older than Facebook AND Wikipedia??

God bless,

Maddi :D

Maddi | Sat, 12/29/2012

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh


Thank you for this announcement, James!
You know, a few months ago my sister was asking if we got engaged how we'd announce it and if we'd announce it on apricotpie. I told her you would probably announce something (but I was rather upset at her at the time because she worded it like we were already engaged... now I know she knew that we were going to get engaged soon because she was contacted for my ring size).

Kyleigh | Sat, 12/29/2012

ERMAHGERSH that is so

ERMAHGERSH that is so amazing! Congratulations to Kyleigh and Ezra... and congrats as well to AP, for being such a fantastic place all these years! May it continue to flourish in the coming years!

Marlene E. Schuler | Sat, 12/29/2012

Visit yon blob of literary adventureness!

Yes! ApricotPie is an

Yes! ApricotPie is an incredible blessing.

Looking forward to another letter soon.

And I am still stunned and so happy for Kyleigh and Ezra. I didn't even know Kyleigh was courting; much less courting Ezra!

Lucy Anne | Sat, 12/29/2012

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh my goodness!

Congratulations to you both, Kyleigh and Ezra!! May you have a long, happy, and beautiful life together. :)

Sarah Bethany | Sat, 12/29/2012

Congrats congrats congrats :D

Congrats congrats congrats :D so exciting!!!!!

E | Sat, 12/29/2012

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Also, I fully expect links to

Also, I fully expect links to wedding pictures :)

E | Sat, 12/29/2012

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

*stern face*


Lucy Anne | Sat, 12/29/2012

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is this...

...not the first apricotpie wedding?

Sarah Bethany | Sat, 12/29/2012

Evidently Not.

I don't know who Ben was referring to, but in his second-to-last letter Ten Wonderful Years (where he announced that ApricotPie would close) he said, "We have met people through this website, formed friendships, and I think one of us even found a future spouse partially through apricotpie."   I take it, therefore, that Kyleigh and Ezra are not the first.

James | Sun, 12/30/2012

"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle


So amazing!

Sarah Bethany | Sun, 12/30/2012

Out of all the wonderful

Out of all the wonderful things God has done through apricotpie, this may give me the most joy!

Anna | Mon, 12/31/2012

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief


WOW! Congrats!!!!! That is absolutely wonderful! Wonderful! May you both be blessed and live together many, many, many years!
YAY!!!! This makes me giddy!

Kassady | Wed, 01/02/2013

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
Write On!

Wow! Congratulations, Kyleigh

Wow! Congratulations, Kyleigh and Ezra! How exciting for the both of you. :) It's amazing what Apricot Pie can do. :D

And Happy 2013 to everyone!
-Homey :D

Madeline | Thu, 01/03/2013

<blinks rapidly>

This was a total surprise. I mean, total one-hundred-percent. However, I'm so happy for ya'll :D Congratulations! This is wonderful!

Laura Elizabeth | Thu, 01/03/2013

The best stories are those that are focused, unassuming, and self-confident enough to trust the reader to figure things out. --


This is amazingly cool!

This is amazingly cool! Congratulations Kyleigh and Ezra! :)

Melissa | Sat, 01/05/2013


How cute

Julie | Sat, 01/05/2013

Formerly Kestrel


Where, indeed have all the comments gone?? If you can't fix this, wow, what a total loss!

Lucy Anne | Thu, 02/07/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson


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