Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Wonderful Washington Weekend.

Now that all of this giveaway goodness is over on pause, I need, need, need to tell you about my amazing Washington weekend. :{) And just so you know..I am totally into the moustached smiley-faces right now, so expect alot of those. ;{) Yeah.

Okay! Now.

..This is a picture-laden post, so politley click the red "X" button if you aren't inclined towards picture-laden post. *coughs at the crazy people* This is also a very few words post {aside from this ginormous jabbering at the beginning}, so be prepared.


For those of you who are unaware of the fact, my mother, sisters Olivia (18), Anne (9), and I attended the Christian Heritage Conference held near Seattle, Washington, last weekend. In one word, it was..a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Amazing sessions, amazing speakers, amazing music, meeting some amazing people who read my blog (*is touched*'s a shout out to Miss Heather, Miss Shilo, and Miss Bethany!), amazing best friends finally met. <3

Yup, after two and a half or so years of 50-page letter writing {I just broke the record last month with a 50+ page letter to Dani}, long e-mails, hundreds of pictures, and numurous giggle-filled phone calls exchanged, we at long last met our dear, sweet, treasured friends, the H. sisters. *insert huge moustached-man smiley face*


Our sweetest Girlies!
Left to right: Emily, Liv, Amanda, Myself, Dani

Friends in person, at last!
Myself and Dearest Daniell-y

One happy group!
Front row: Anne M., Hannah H.
Back row, left tor right: Emily, Liv, Amanda, Myself, Dani, and their cousin Ellie

'Sisters' for real!
Amanda and I

Myself, Hannah H., Anne, and Liv

Big Little Group :)
Front row, left to right: Rebekah H., Anne, Hannah H., Samuel H.
Back row, left to right: Amanda, myself holding Leah H., Liv, Dani, Ellie, and Emily

Friends always!
Dani and Liv

..Aside from meeting our sweet friends, another highlight of the weekend was getting to hear a few wonderful sessions on courtship, "What Our Father Taught Us About Boys," sibling relationship, and "Adventurous Femininity" by various members of the Botkin family. We brought our copy of So Much More by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth, and had it signed. <3

The Botkin Ladies
Left to right: Audrey Botkin (wife of a brother), Mrs. Victoria Botkin, Elizabeth and Anna Sofia Botkin

Listening to "What Our Father Taught Us About Boys" by the Botkin sisters
Olivia and Anne

We also had the opportunity to sing in the Christian Heritage Choral, directed by the H. Family's piano teacher and renowned, marvelous musician, Mr. Neil C. It was a wonderful experiance...and the choir sounded absolutley amazing! Mr. C. was outstanding..he knows so much, and I was very impressed by how he payed attention to every detail in the music! Whew. And yes, my sore throat was almost all better, aside from a minor case of Phlem-in-the-throat...praise the LORD!

The soprano half of the choral
Emily under the left red arrow, myself under the right

..Altogether, it was an amazing {did I already say that word??} event, and one that I hope to return to next year. It was exceedingly enjoyable to have at least ten young ladies come up to me and tell me they read my blog..awwe, how fun! I felt like a sort of celebrity, really. :{)

Christian Heritage Conference, I enjoyed you.

H. ladies, I miss you.

Until we meet again!



  1. Awww! How precious! I definitely know the feeling. *wink* I hope someday to meet you in person, Miss Lucia.

    Wait...did you say Seattle??? Does that mean, you live around there, I do not suppose. Because I live on the west coast as well!*smile* How neat that would be to meet you.

    Thank you for sharing the post! I always LOVE to visit your blog!
    Blessings, dear!
    The Keeper of the Garden @

  2. Oh, I wish I could've gone! Many of my friends didn't happen to meet a redhead named Ardena, did you? Or maybe the Whites or the Moores? ;]

  3. Sounds like an amazing time, indeed! Thanks for sharing the fun pics! :)

  4. Dear dear Lu,

    What a sweet, lovely post! We were so touched! :) Each word you said in your post is exactly how we feel towards you, dearie!

    Thank you for posting all the pictures! <3

    We love and miss you lots!

    ~The H. Sisters

  5. Oh, how neat! I write Emily Hahner. :) I have looked at your blog for a long time too, so that's so neat that you met.

    Love & Blessings,
    Martha Joy

  6. Glad you and the H.s were finally able to meet. :) Sounds like you all had a great time! The pictures turned out really nice too!!

    PS: Benjamin's wife's name is Audri. ;)

  7. Hello Lucia,

    Thank you for your comments on our blog! My sisters and I also enjoyed meeting you! :)

    Oh- and I was so surprised that we ended up getting to stand by each other in the chorale! :) That was fun!



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