2012 Finale

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!

2008 Thus Dawns…

What have I been doing all this time, exactly?  Experiencing our miniature festivities of the closing year and completing my debut screenplay (ha) so I can then focus on completing my course work and then write and paint ’till the end of time….or something to that effect.  Believe it or not, I think the script is more or less finished.  I have over 120 pages (the standard length for a 2 hour film) and now need to print it all out and edit, edit, edit and then perhaps never have to look at the thing again.  Well, it’s not that terrible of an experience, but spending over a year on a writing project gradually drains your creative interest for it.  However, the New York Times now has their ancient archives online now so recently I found some fascinating pieces of information to incorporate into the story.

Here is a video of our other homeschooled friends, Andrew and David, giving Joseph a lesson in sword fighting tactics which they have been learning recently.  No, that’s not me playing the Rondo Alla Turca, even though I can play that song.  I was filming!  This video is also on my YouTube account (SincerelyAmanda) if you would like to comment on it there.

The other night I redesigned Mom’s blog.  I couldn’t make a suitably sized banner for the header at the time, so I just removed the header above it.

Priceless Purity is fixing to go professional thanks to the help of Eric Novak.  I’m hoping to get my own site as well this year.  Resolutions, resolutions…

Last night we went to see the fireworks at Ft. McClellan.  They were outstanding!  Abigail filmed it with our brand new 8-mega pixel camera.  After that we met Grandmomma and Granddaddy at Roma’s and had pizza.

Well, I have to go eat New Year’s dinner.



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Tuesday, January 1, 2008 – Happy new year!!!

Posted by melarooski
Sorry I haven’t been by in a while. Hopefully that will change, eventually. ;-)

So, who was playing the piano in the sword fighting video? I play that Mozart piece as well so it was fun hearing that on there.

I’m afraid this is rather short but I must be off. Have blessed night.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
RYC: I have always loved finding the parallels in Narnia, and I think that they really add to Lewis’s story. I did think it was kinda’ neat that he made his story stand on its own legs though and didn’t just use the Bible as a base.

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that list, if you find it let me know. Sounds interesting.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DancingFeet
Hey Amanda!
I’m glad you all had a good Christmas and New Years. Congratulations on being halfway finished with your script! Editing is where I always end up giving up and never finishing, unfortunately. Let me know when your script is made into a movie, I want to go see it!
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Monday, January 21, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
RYC: Haha, global warming is so fake. It does seem like it is a bit cold for it anyway. :P

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 – Untitled Comment

Posted by littlebrowngirl
I like your blog alot.
Nice videos too.
Mind if i add you/you add me?
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 – Hello

Posted by nancysnook
I’d like to be the first to comment and say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You have such a nice blog and I always enjoy reading anything you publish…except you haven’t lately~ I have a very wonderful and encouraging story I’d love to share with you and your sister if she could email me (by this week’s end) and let me know if she is interested in it. nking@hughes.net

Nancy Have a blessed birth–day!!!

Edited by nancysnook on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 12:53 AM