Yesterday we had a photo shoot for The Girlhood Home Companion article on soap making.  We began making another batch of soap in the morning, and Mom got behind the camera and tripod to photograph Abigail and me performing the melting step.  During one of the photos the shutter didn't appear to go off, and we suddenly realized that Mom had accidently filmed a video instead!

That's Rachel cheering "Yay!" at the end to taunt us.  Haha...

We also took the opportunity to do another photo shoot that we have been planning for a long time - one of Bethy Linda wearing our great-grandmother's 103-year-old dress.

Elizabeth Linda Read March 2008 Photoshoot

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Elizabeth Linda Read March 2008 Photo Shoot

You have to admit, even if you're not related to her, that she is unusually beautiful.  I can hardly believe that I'm 100% related to her myself!  She looks a lot like Dad's mother, Linda (her namesake).  She also looks a little bit like Rachel in some ways.  But she is definitely unique.  Hopefully I'll be able to pick one of the 51 photos we took of her as model for a painting... 

Elizabeth Linda Read March 2008 Photo Shoot

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~Amanda~

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Friday, March 14, 2008 – Blog

Posted by Anonymous
Beautiful pictures Amanda!
Diane Kneuper
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Friday, March 14, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by Jay
That second photo is amazing! I love the warm natural feeling it captures. The purple wildflowers add a nice splash of color as well.

I find it quite humorous how you and Abigail look so serious when posing for the photo, but when you both realize that the camera is in fact recording a video the whole atmosphere changes.
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Friday, March 14, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by GraceElizabeth
Please do add me! I’ll add you as well. I’ve been to your blog several times before I got my own; just never commented.
I’m finding I have something in common with many people here. How wonderful to be able to converse with you all. I feel as if I know so many of you!
Your little sister certainly is beautiful. It is completely obvious you are related to her. Your avatar is a lovely picture of you!
~Grace
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Friday, March 14, 2008 – Greetings! (a little late)

Posted by melarooski
Your little sister is so pretty, and the dress she’s wearing, your grandmother’s, is so sweet!

So you’re writing another article for The Girlhood? I look forward to reading it. I’m hoping to write something for The Girlhood soon. I still have an e-mail to send but all in all I’m really excited about the prospect!

It was refreshing to stop by your blog. I hope I can do so more often than not.

-Mellie

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Sunday, March 16, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by PinkFlamingo
Hi Amanda! I love the close-up picture of your sister lying down in the grass. She’s so cute!! 🙂

Fiddler on the Roof is my favorite movie… I keep hoping the theater near where my grandparents live will put on a performance of it so I can see it! 🙂

I saw you joined my girls group on Facebook. Let me know if you have any suggestions of stuff to put on it, because it’s a little slow.
Have a good week!
Ashley
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Sunday, March 16, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by luvdogs07
That is too funny about the camara! And the 103 year old dress is beautiful!
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Friday, April 4, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by stillsmallvoice
oh my gosh, your sister is so cute!!!! She looks like she could be an angel!
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by littlebrowngirl
I love the pictures!!! ^_^
Mind if i add you/you add me?
-Hannah