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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

General Grierson days 2012

A week and half ago we, at last, had our first event of the year. We'd all been anticipating it quite alot! And were overjoyed that it was finally here. I don't think we would have survived the wait, had we not all been preoccupied the weekend before with my dear cousins wedding. (Not to worry a post about that lovely weekend will come as soon as I get my hands on satisfactory pictures. :)

This year things were a bit different. They had alittle train station or depot or whatever you'd like to call it set up in the battle field. You can just see the edge of it on the right of this picture.

This horse was so gorgeous and really caught our attention. It seemed like there was quite alot of calvary there this year. Which is fine by me. I so love being able to see horses. :)
We were in the fashion show again this year. Its becoming quite a tradition for us. I think I've been in this particular one 3 times so far. :D Its always really fun and usually quite successful. Tho this time I almost slipped on the stairs when coming off the stage. lol Thankfully I didn't cause a scene and I don't think anyone noticed. :D You have to give me some credit tho. I was wearing Robert Lands for the first time ever after all. :P
Next we had lunch. We had the brilliant idea of sitting in the gazebo...and its a very good thing we did. It started blowing and puring down rain. Thankfully it let up after a bit. And also very thankful for girls with hoop skirts to hide hats and other things that aren't supposed to get wet under. hehe

Here Sarah is trying to "shield" herself from the rain. I personally think she was just scared tho... lol
They had a Timeline side this year as well. It was quite fascinating! 

There was camps from WW I, WWII, and Korea.

I thought everything looked completely awesome and quite realistic!

And now I REALLY want to do WWII reenacting. :) Let the research begin! ;)
After a rather wild experience running across the extremely busy road with two other members of my party. We got back to the park just in time for the battle to start.

I have to say it wasn't the best battle I've seen, but that's probably just because the last one I saw was completely phenomenal and my expectations were high. :D Never the less it was still fun to watch and we had a good time.
Here's a picture of our party. Sadly our number is shrinking. Hopefully we'll find some new people to join us soon. :) From left to right: Sarah, Megan, Lauren, Michelle, Rachel, and yours truly. :)

Sarah and Michelle, the 'twins' looking as adorable as ever. :) Can't imagine my life without those girls.

Michelle's hair done up for the dance. It looks very pretty doesn't it? :)

The dance was held in a different building this year. It was slightly cramped, but we still had a ton of fun. Above Me and Rachel waltz. While Lauren and Larry try some new moves. :D

I got to waltz with Larry as well. It was one of my favorite dances of the evening. He's such a phenomenal dancer! We went so fast and were twirling and flying around the room non-stop. By the end I was quite out of breath. :P lol

And to end a wonderful evening, a photo with a wonderful couple, Larry and Shirley. Since this was Lauren's last reenactment before she gets married and moves away we all wanted to get picture together. They are such sweet people and we're very blessed to know them.
From left to right: Rachel, Sarah, Me, Shirley, Larry, Megan, Lauren, and Michelle.

I hope you enjoyed the post and check back soon, as I'm hoping to posting more regularly from here on in. Things have slowed down a bit and I'm hoping to start digging in to my list. Our next event is in 3 days and I have a billion things to get done. A hoop to resize, a dress to hem, things to iron, food to make, a stay to finish, choices to finalize about what were going to wear, a hat the need redecorated. Not to mention getting the house cleaned up for company on Sunday. :) Anyhow we're all super excited about this weekend and have alot of big plans. (BTW Sarah and Rachel can't wait to tell you about them. :D lol)

Until next time!
Love,
Brooke

6 comments:

Tiana said...

That looks like so much fun!

Sarah said...

Oh, what a fun day! Your dresses are beautiful.

-Sarah

Samantha said...

This looked like a LOT of fun!
I'm really looking forward to Saturday and getting to experience it all for myself. =)
See you there!

Samantha

Bansidhe said...

Oh, that looks like fun! I wish that one day I'm good enough to sew dresses like those :)

Brooke said...

Tiana, they are alot of fun! :D

Thanks so much, Sarah! That's very kind of you to say. :)

Samantha, I can't wait for Saturday either. And I'm so excited to see how you like it. :)

Bansidhe, the dresses are very fun to make! :)

Thanks for your lovely comments all! :)

The Whitakers said...

Hey!
What's up with the picture of me with my head covered?! Did i do something mean to you, so in return you posted that picture??? :) I'm just kidding! :)
Love the post...
Cherice