Saturday, February 16, 2008

Whew! Post Rewind!

I am 'rewinding' the last several weeks... since our last post... to highlight some of our goings on. We have been busy with school and life and I have used all my spare time for sewing and reading, so my blogging has been blahhhhh lately. I am really trying to get some more of my immediate family to start veiwing my blog.... so if your are them and are reading this... please leave a comment to let us know you stopped by.

No more sidetracking... here is what we have been up to lately!

Building "Forts" for playing Civil War.... in our FRONT YARD! (Daddy only let them stay up a few days!) There was a boys fort named "Fort Duncan" and a girls fort named "Corinth"...
Visiting an old favorite book store in our old home town.... the "Lazy Lion"... FINALLY seeing our dear dear friends the Wilsons after... 8 MONTHS! Drew was sooooo tall and had braces and a deeper voice.... Chris was taller than Daniel (which was not too suprising).... and Kinsey was ALL grown up! We are so happy to have had a special day with them...and are hoping to travel to see them this Spring! Visiting our new TWIN cousins! Amelia and myself have not yet seen them, we have a little cough and do not want to give them any germs! Tabby (Tabitha) and Gabby (Gabriella) born weighing 4lbs6oz and 6lbs4oz! Bradley spent a week being a Governor's Page... don't let the silly picture fool you... they worked hard! But, being young and fool of energy... they played hard when they could!We rag tied Amelia's hair for the first time. Something my mommy did for me A LOT when I was young. Here hair was almost too curly the next morning!


Amelia took a sweet friend, Hope, on her date with her daddy... Mark took them to see the Hannah Montana concert movie... the closest place showing was several miles away. When they arrived for a matinee, there was only one other family there to see the movie! You get used to that out here in the country. Here are the girls in their 3-D glasses after the movie.... they had a great time and suprisingly, Mark enjoyed the movie and the music also! I tried to tell him that the young girl was actually a bit talented and not just a Disney Queen... Hannah is the only secular singer Amelia listens too. Amelia learned and new pattern from a very dear family friend, Ms. Judy. The pattern was for a dish cloth, which she made one. Then we thought.... since we start at a corner, if we continue to increase, why not make it a shawl? So, while on her date she picked out some yarn that her momma would like and has started me a shawl! It is MUCH larger now!Of course we have enjoyed all of Kaylee that we can get! When we babysit her now, Amelia does EVERYTHING... she is trying to earn her childcare badge for Keepers of the Faith Club...We convinced Euri to try on our borrowed corset and Civil War dress.... isn't she so cute?We took a road trip to visit a family intergrated church... one hour and fifteen minute drive! This is how the kids handled the drive! Really this was after about 45 minutes of listening to "The Centrality of the Home" a very good message..... after that we put in "Doctor Dolittle" on audio CD for a little fun listening.....
Daniel was given the WONDERFUL opportunity to participate in the filming of a Revolutionary War movie. A family in our history club (Homeschoolers Unfolding History) have made several historical movie shorts for competition on the state and national level... and have won several awards! Ten state and Three national! This movie was reenacting portions of the "Battle at Moore's Creek". Daniel was a Scotsman that was, very dramatically I may say, shot down! He had to 'die' several times! He ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS DAY!!!!!! We will be going Wednesday to a historical home in our state, Harmony Hall, to film some more of the movie, but this time the girls are having our film debute... no dying for us, just looking pretty and colonial....


For the filming we were at Camp Flintlock, a revolutionary camp owned by a fellow homeschooling family. They graciously let us use their land for the film making and also fired their cannon for us! The camp is on several beautiful secluded acres... out in the middle of nowhere! While Daniel was busy busy busy with the film making, the rest of us enjoyed the land... made use of the campfire by roasting marshmallows for s'mores, roasting hotdogs for supper, and just enjoying the great outdoors. While we stayed attentatvie for the "QUIET ON THE SET!" call when we all had to FREEZE! It was GREAT! We are certainly hoping to take part in other movies if we are able....I believe this day inspired Daniel and I am looking forward to the "birth of imagination" from this exciting day...This is Amelia, Maggie and Alex enjoying the wide open spaces....


Playing airsoft in the coolest place! The Wilson's grandparents back yard (a work in progress for adults... perfection for the boys!)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I visit both of your blogs regularly and love keeping up with all of your lives this way. It helps me watch the children grow, and know what is going on. Hope the family will do the same. Love you all!
Aunt Valerie

Our Family of Five said...

More great pictures! :) Euri looks great in that dress!