Rachel

Last month, a lady down the street from us, Mrs. Nancy Lee, began giving us knitting lessons.  She has started teaching us all sorts of handicrafts, and plans on eventually teaching us how to weave (she has three looms and a spinning wheel…I can’t wait

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On September 12th we conducted a photoshoot of all us Read girls for The Girlhood Home Companion.  Here are some funny outtakes: Now for some nice ones… Yesterday I finally got started on my portrait of Beth and Jenny.  I’m enjoying using my new brushes and

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Well, we have quite an exciting Summer ahead. First of all, Dad found a replacement camera on clearance sale. Abigail has been shooting away with it. Now I need to commission some pictures of my ring and the kennel (which we have begun wallpapering with

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Spring is probably the busiest time of year for us.  There is always so much outside work to do.  It’s already been nearly three years since we moved here and thus there is all the more going on. Dad, Rachel and I went to a

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The site is up.  Www.thecrusadingchemist.com, that is.  I stayed up late setting it up last night, and it is nearly certain to not appeal to you web design connoisseurs, but it is at least uncluttered and straightforward.  Dad’s friend gave us some phone numbers to

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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

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  I didn’t get to make a post on the first day of March, so I will begin this post with what occurred then.  Our friends the Williams kindly invited Rachel, Joseph and me to accompany them to a splendid performance of Fiddler On The

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         Lunar Eclipse as viewed from the Southern sky on February 20, 2008.  Photographed by Rachel, Abigail and me (I think Rachel took the big one and Abigail probably took the rest of the group, as I’m not certain mine made the cut for my own

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February is showing itself to be quite an eventful month! It is also a leap year, remember. Apparently every Presidential Election year happens to be a leap year (every four years). Some friends visited yesterday. Next weekend John Y. is returning from Denver for a

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Colonial America, being the turning point for the Old World and the starting point for the New, ought not be misrepresented.  The people and politics of the continental experiment could not have been perfect or utopian, and neither did they strive for such unrealistic ideals.  The

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