It's not like things of pure awesome-ness haven't been happening around here, but for some reason, I am lagging in my reports.
These lovely young ladies were all dressed for the English Country Ball, otherwise known as "Joanna's graduation party".. I'm trying to figure out why I have hardly any pictures of the party!! It's because everyone was dancing!
There were probably 150-160 people there, and about 60 young people and a handful of older young people dancing the Virginia Reel, and Jane Austen looking movements..
Thankfully, we did get a photo of the cake with the young lady. Some of her handmade decor is hanging in the background.
We quickly recovered from that adventure and traveled up north to the DePere, WI area to celebrate the graduation of her friend, Emily (in turquoise).
Emily is going to India this summer for 6 months on a short-term mission trip. That, combined with the influence of a loving Indian family in their meeting, all the girls are decked out in (fancy word that means Indian outfits) !!
The two graduates: Emily and Joanna.. like sisters!
The girls, of course, were all feminine and pretty until this moment. And then things started going downhill. You know those hyper homeschool families that suggest their girls should learn "womanly arts" like needle point and tatting? Well, we do all of that, but sometimes the womanly arts include:
that's right. Riflery. artillery. bang. bang. bang.
No sooner did we arrive home from church, and the saris were left in a heap and guns emerged. A big brother-type-of-friend, Simeon, made a special trip to get more artillery because Joanna hadn't had time to try the gun yet. Sim got a new gun, and everyone got to try it. Brothers are good like that.
And this is worth clicking on.