Tuesday, October 27, 2009

She's a natural

Reagan has decided that she LOVES to take pictures. She has also discovered that her favorite subject is herself :)
I gotta get this girl a camera for Christmas!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Dress

My daughter will be getting married in June and her dress came in yesterday. We were so excited and rushed up to get the dress and try it on again for alterations. Amazingly, the dress fit perfectly!! No alterations needed.

Originally she was just going to have that small hair piece in that had a flower and some feathers and that was all. Once we got back there and she put the dress on and decided to "just look at" a veil, she as hooked. In the end she went with a really long veil on bottom with a shorter veil on top. It is really beautiful.
A few more pics of the dress.
Then the lady in charge of alterations did the most amazing thing to bustle the wedding dress for the reception. Instead of simply having it tuck under, she has it in a series of folds that make this dress look so beautiful. It is had to see in the pictures, but it makes the back of the dress look like a bunch of rose petals.

We are so pleased at how everything has worked out with the dress! If only everything else would go this smoothly :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Colonial Tea Party

To wrap up our reading of the American Girl Historical books about Felicity, we had a Colonial Tea Party.

I sewed (just learning how) matching dresses for my daughter and her doll.

The tea party was done as a co-op type event and the wonderful woman heading this up made each girl a mop cap to not only wear during the party, but to take home with them.
Reagan learned how to minuet and we have practiced this at home several times since the party.
Each girl had a place card on the table with some blank paper below it. They made quill pens and practiced writing with them.

The girls probably would have been happy doing this all day long! We had no idea how much fun they would have with this project. In fact, we ended up not doing one of the projects that could fit into another party since they wanted to keep writing!
Then it was Tea Time!!

We had a really great time and look forward to the next meeting (fiesta) that will will be having after finishing up Josefina!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It has been awhile

since I have posted here on my blog. I had considered giving up my blog as I really felt the need to concentrate more on school this year and spend less time on the computer. It is so easy for me to get wrapped up reading all the wonderful blogs out there and I end up losing track of time.

I really like my blog and have miss posting on it and reading all of my favorite blogs. I am going to attempt to re-enter the blogging world in moderation.

We had a few unexpected trials at the beginning of our school year and it through us off track. We are getting back into the swing of things and are really enjoying our school. We are getting ready to have our first get together with our History Girls Club. We have finished the Felicity books and are going to be having a Colonial Tea Party next week. We are really looking forward to this and I even stepped out of my comfort zone and sewed my daughter a colonial dress and then made a matching colonial dress for her doll to wear to the party. Whew...was this a stretch for someone that has never sewed before :) We are also doing Along the Alphabet Path with a few exceptions. First we have pumped it up a bit to make it a little more on Reagan's level. Next I re-wrote (just for our personal use) the section of the story that involves the Catholic Saints. What I ended up doing is inserting a bible story that goes along with each letter of the alphabet. I will write more about that in a separate post. Anyway, we are really enjoying Alphabet Path and will continue that for the remainder of the year. It falls nicely along with our Studying Creation with Botany co-op we are in. Overall I am really pleased with school this year so far.

I have had a few health issues going on at the same time. After undergoing a colonoscopy and EGD (scope of the esophagus and stomach) we have ruled out all of the really bad stuff and we believe now that it might be IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I would just be happy if we could get this under control and not feel yucky all of the time. I would humbly ask that you add me to your prayer list that the doctors might be able to help me. Anyone else out there with this issue that could offer me any insight into this?

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me, and I look forward to getting caught up with everyone!