Friday, April 22, 2011

an ideal reenactment.

this time last week i was in mexia, tx enjoying perfect weather and lovely companionship. oh how i miss it already!

some exciting things that occured over the weekend:

i shot a gun for the first time!! sure. i looked like an idiot (as evidenced by the above pictures)...but it is a nice thing to have finally done! :)
i won my first croquet game! ever! it. was. epic. there i was...trudging along at the back of the the people at the front started getting knocked out...i kept going. and WHABAM! out of nowhere...there i was. sigh. it was loverly.

i posed for a painting with my dear friend sophie! we were asked by a "world famous" painter (who happens to be the captain of our group) if he could use us as models for a painting he's doing. it's on a story set in edinburg, va during the civil war! go to this link for the whole story! apparently the painting is going to be on display IN virginia!! very exciting.

the balls are always extra lovely too! i had such fun dancing (the guys even outnumbered the girls in our group!) and it seemed so terribly short...even though there were nine dances. if the caller would spend less time explaining the dances...i feel we would have gotten many more in before calling it a night!! alas. 

an old tradition we have is to make pies on sunday right before the battle and eat them right before packing up to go home. such a lovely (and yummy) tradition, i must say. those covey girls are so talented! :)

reflecting back on last weekend i can see how terribly lucky i am to have such wonderful friends in my life. i know i keep saying it, but it becomes such a bigger realization everyday. i've never had a more happy time in my life than i do now. and i'm cherishing every second of it.

rebecca jane


Lauren Elizabeth said...

You've convinced me. Next time, you must take me along. Or else give me some tips for finding other ones. Because this... Looks awesome :D

Beth Ann said...

Awesome pictures! It looks like so much fun! :)

Sophie Covey said...

Great post! Makes me miss it much... :-( But it is a wonderfully happy memory and I can't wait till next time! yay! (oh yes, and to see our paintings! Anybody want our autographs?!? ;-) ha ha! just kidding!)

Sereina said...

That looks like so much fun! Especially the dancing.

Brooke said...

Thanks for posting more pictures. :) They all are so lovely. :) And that's so cool about the picture for the painting!

Its so awesome you have such wonderful friends! :) I must say I'm quite envious of you! :D It gets pretty lonely up here....:)

Thanks again and I hope you and your family are having a wonderful weekend. :)


Amy said...

I'm so sorry I missed it Rebecca! I would have loved to see you in person again. :) I've enjoyed your blog from the beginning!

Rebecca Jane said...

Lauren: yes! you must come!! it's...epic.

Brooke: I am seriously SO blessed. I hope you find some really awesome friends closeby ASAP! can be my friend! :D

Amy: im so sad yall couldn't make it! I still remember my first mexia was when you had your wedding!! such fun.