Over New Year’s, Matthew Perdie, the Abbotts, Rachel’s boyfriend Adamson Easterly, and David Abbott‘s girlfriend Jessica Urffer visited Fair Hills Farm. The visit was a rousing success, complete with movies, fireworks, s’mores, a game of Catch Phrase, and Matthew’s film classes (a fascinating scene-by-scene analysis of National Treasure in the school room). It’s so fitting that the Abbotts were here, considering our creative tradition.
Here’s a glimpse of the festivities (I’ll add more photos and maybe some videos as they come about):
Rachel snapped this photo of Matthew, Ms. Lindy, and me hanging out in the schoolroom.
Playing "Catch Phrase" in the sunroom.
The menfolk setting up the bonfire.
Little David fires the Roman Candle while Adam and Andrew prepare fireworks and Matthew films (see camera lens on the right edge of the photo. I held the film light to illuminate these shots).
Andrew sets up a firework while Rex prepares to attack it (he loved snarling at those things!).
What a beauty!
Adamson and David play chess on the chessboard Rachel gave Adamson for Christmas, while Andrew plays "Risk" on his mother's pink iPad.
Abigail experimented with one of Matthew's camera lenses for this shot of Joseph and me.
Matthew held his film light while Adam and David reenacted some shadowy creepers that Rachel and Jessica thought they saw on the trail.
These lovely ladies (mothers, Mrs. Lindy Abbott and Mrs. Chris Read) are working on publishing a magazine with me. To give you a hint . . . it's a magazine for thinking women!