As promised, here is the long post, telling you of my recent doings. I hope it is met with much satisfaction. :)
I shall start my account from Sunday last (the 23rd).
My parents had recently re-connected with a couple (now a family of 7 (soon to be 8) children) whom they had lived across in their first apartment building that they had been living in, soon after they had married. Even though they had lived across the hall from each other, they had never seemed to ‘have the time’ to get together. :) Well, now after 20 years (and 15 children later!!!), last Sunday, our two families were able to get together. We had a lovely time, getting to know each other, and they didn’t leave till quite late in the evening – but it was well spent. :) We also discovered that the wife of this family is the cousin to another family who we are well acquainted with. Small world, indeed! :)
Then on Monday, we had our dear friends, the M. family, over to help us butcher our chickens. No, don’t worry…no photos of that job. :) The M.s had never butchered chickens before (although, they have done quite a bit of other animals: elk, deer, etc.), so Noah and I were looked upon as ‘experts’ – a term that I am not quite familiar with (being called that)! :) It was a fun time, though. Our freezer now has lots of chicken, awaiting to be prepared. :)
Tuesday and Wednesday, were fairly laid back days…nothing out of the ordinary – which was somewhat nice, because the next two days would be quite busy! :)
Thursday: Noah’s art college had its second Revue night (there are two every year – at the end of each term). It is such a fun time, where all the students get to display their artwork, act in their skits, sing in the choir, show the audience their videos, etc. A very fun time! The M. family was able to come with us too – which was very fun, indeed! It was an eventful day/evening and we got home fairly late that day too. I shall let you know if Noah’s artwork won any competitions! :) (Everyone who goes to the Revue gets to vote on their favorite artwork. Of course, all of Noah’s family voted on his stuff. :) That must’ve gotten a *few* votes in! :) *hehe*)
Friday: oh what fun! We went to our friends’ house, the P. family, for a Regency Era dance! Mother has been sweetly laboring over a Regency Era dress that we got a pattern for from Sense and Sensibility Patterns, by Mrs. Jennie Chancey. Sweetness! :) The gown turned out so gorgeous too; Mother did a lovely job! She plans to take pictures of me in it soon, and I will DEFINITELY be posting those on here as soon as possible. :) The dress pattern is based off of the dress that Marianne Dashwood wears in the ‘Sense and Sensibility’ (not by BBC), played by Kate Winslet. In the first scene with Colonel Brandon…when he sees/hears her playing and singing ‘The Dreame’. How romantic! :)
Back to the dance :)…it was planned to be outside, but with the weather not cooperating with our dance whims, we had to have it in their barn – which was perfect size and worked quite well for our purposes. I didn’t get very many good pictures because I only sat out two dances, but Mother got some videos, so maybe I’ll try posting those later…we’ll see. :) Anyway, we had a lovely time! Oh, oh, I just remembered that, yes, indeed, we got some pictures before we left!! Below are some that Mother took as we were slowly making our way to the car. :)
Okay, here is a slightly good picture of my dress...that's me, with the almost shiny dress. :)
L-R: Bethany F., me, Susannah F., and our hostess: Anna P.
Aren't their dresses lovely?
Mrs. P. and me (not the wife of the hostess family)
She is such a sweet, godly woman and I love and respect her very much. I'm glad I was able to get a picture with her. :)
L-R: Jon M., Josh P., me, and Anna P. (Josh and Anna are brother and sister)
Don't you just LOVE Josh's shirt? :) And guess what? He made it himself! Great job, huh?
Monday (yesterday), Memorial Day, we had the M. family over again and had lots and lots of fun – as usual…to be honest, we could never try to NOT have fun! :) We ate, talked, laughed, went shooting (all except a few of us), took a walk, played TONS of games (and learned a few new ones :), etc., etc. They are such sweet friends and we feel so blessed to know them.
May all of you, my sweet friends, have a lovely, lovely rest of the day! May God bless you on this first day of June and fill your hearts with His love.