Saturday, April 19, 2008

~Choir Concert and Historical Dancing~

Our Choir's Spring concert was held this month and it went very well! The theme was songs, hymns and spiritual songs. It was lots of fun! :-)

Here's a picture of me in my choir "uniform". I made the skirt a little earlier this year and in doing so put in my first zipper (a side zipper)! Hooray! I was pleased with the way it turned out. :-)

On Thursday we went to a two hour Historic dance session/lesson.
It was soooooo much fun! :-)

We learned the Virginia Reel, Lancers Quadrilles,
Yankee Doodle, a dance with the waltz step and we were also shown how to do the box step! (A lot of the dances are taken from the Civil War period.)
We had a wonderful time and I greatly look forward to the next practice! :-)

My younger brothers decided to observe this time. They enjoyed watching!

We (our family) went over some of the dances we learned, here at home, and we found some music samples of civil war period music on the internet that made a nice accompaniment! Here's the link.

In Christ,

"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting. "

Psalm 118:1

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

~Springtime Blessings~

Hello all!

I thought I would share with you some of the beautiful springtime blessings God has given us this year! Enjoy!

Here is a picture of one of the red bud tree's in our back yard that recently bloomed. :-)

The next two pictures are of the lilac bush that we planted last year in our front yard. Aren't the blossom's pretty? It has a nice fragrance too! :-)

And here is one of our younger Bradford pear trees. :-)
(From a distance, I thought some of the trees blossoms looked kind of like popcorn! lol!) :-)

Last Saturday, my younger brothers flew their kites in the majestic blue sky! It's neat to watch the kites soar around in the air. :-)

A while back our kitty's Sweet Pea and Fluffy each had a litter of kittens!

Fluffy chose to raise her young on the rug...a least for now. (Sweet Pea has moved her kittens several times by now....trying to find just the right place I guess! :-) lol!

Here's another one of our beautiful kitty's...who enjoy's hanging out with it's mother, Fluffy, and younger siblings. :-)

And this is Sweet Pea out in the front yard getting a little sun. :-)

Blessings to you all!

"Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name."
Psalm 30:4