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Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Fabulous Ball

All my work has paid off!!!
 I can't believe that the Ball finally came and went!  We all spent a long time working on our dresses and accessories.  We started from scratch!!  I do not have much sewing skills.  But, after doing this project I really advanced in my abilities.  It was great fun and addicting!  I loved every step of it. (For the most part, anyway.)

This whole thing started with going to a lecture on what women whore in the 1812 and then we got asked if we would like to join dance lessons and go to the Ball.  Linnie and I looked at each other and laughed, like are you joking???  There is no way we could have a dress done in time and go to lessons!!! Are you crazy?

Well, then we went home and on our way we decided to give it a chance.  We went to the fabric store and looked at what they had.  Well, lowe and behold, don't we find some great bargain fabric that would do the job?


And it snowballed from there!  Here are some pictures at the Ball.

Linnie and I out for a stroll

Markus and I enjoying this unique opportunity

Don't they just fit?


Soldiers

Town Cry er

Beautiful!

Some of the wonderful friends we obtained along the way


The food was made special for the occasion.  It turned out great!

The highlight of the night for me was when it was time to go.  I had worn slippers, but forgot to bring some shoes.  Go figure, it was raining outside.  Well, nothing left to do, but for my husband to carry me to the car.  So romantic!  But don't we get to the car and the door is locked!  My husband was barely holding on to me so I don't fall into the mud.  Our friend, who does not drive this car regularly, does not know how to unlock the doors in the dark!  Well, he finally figured it out after a few minutes and only my big toe got muddy!!  We did it!  I did not fall into the mud, (my whole self, that is).  It sure made for a good laugh! (Sorry no picture.)

What a great time we all had!!! 

Thank you all for hosting this fantastic Ball.  I can't wait to do it again!!!  May God Bless all that was involved!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nature In All Its Glory

 








The Niagara Glen
My family took a hike at what they call the Glen in Niagara Falls.  It is a place you can hike down and get right up close to the Whirlpool.  The water runs super fast.  This huge area is where the Niagara Falls use to be, many, many years ago.  The water from the Falls actually carved the land and made this beautiful area.

Here are a few pictures of us taking a hike and having a little cook out for dinner.

Do you think I could get up on that rock?

I LOVE it down here!!

Something is not right here

http://www.niagarafallslive.com/facts_about_niagara_falls.htm




Tree huggers

I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!

Those boulders are huge!


 
Here is Lukas just getting home from school standing in front of the tree.  This tree was very healthy.  That wind was strong!


This is a tree that got knocked over during a terrible wind storm.  It took the fence and wires with it.

Thankfully we were all fine during this storm.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all that suffered during these storms that went across the States.  It just goes to show you what Mother Nature can do.  From creating a beautiful Glen, to creating devistation and distruction in areas that were once beautiful.  Thats why we have to count our Blessings everyday and Love and respect God and all His people.