Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy Holidays / Christmas Presents

Gosh, we sure do have a knack for posting holiday things way after they've happened. Anyway, we hope you had (and are still having) a wonderful holiday season, whether or not you're back at school. Mama Hen is hoping that we'll be able to exchange New Year's presents this year and decorate the house for 2015...

This is (almost) everything that Mama Hen got for Christmas minus an awesome ukulele, DVD of Breakfast at Tiffany's, loads of candy, and a few other things.

Firstly, she got the Celtic Woman Emerald CD and live concert DVD. We can't wait to show it to Kirsten!

[Emma] When Mama Hen found this in her stocking she flipped out! (Believe me, I was watching). As far as I know she's already watched most (if not all) of it. I'm counting the days until she's done so that i can watch it. 

[Mattie] Mama Hen gave us these fantastic chocolate bars she found at the grocery store while we were down there. The 85% dark one was my favorite. :)

We also got...

Kit's Reporter Set!!!

This is the first time Mama Hen has gotten a an American Girl gift for several years because she's too embarrassed to put them on her wish list 9plus AG stuff is really expensive), so we were all surprised when she opened it!

It comes with this adorable camera case.

The amazingly detailed camera! Mama Hen says it matches some of the older cameras she's seen and used before. Unfortunately it doesn't actually work, but it's still cool!

Here's the little shoulder bag, which conveniently had velcro in just the right place to slip it onto our shoulders. 

A tiny little notebook fits inside with a pad of refillable paper.

A can of film! It's actually just the paper box, but it would be 10 times better if there were actually a little roll of film inside.

Newspapers! Including the article that Kit wrote in her stories and some of her photos. They actually look and feel like real newspapers!

A tiny pen that can actually uncap (but doesn't write).

A few bonus roof pics...

We'll be back soon with more pictures and maybe a photo story or two!

~Emma and Mattie

Friday, December 5, 2014

Emma's Inner Disney Princess

Dia dhuit, everyone! It's Emma again, and we'll hopefully be back to posting a bit more now. As you saw earlier, we had loads of fun the other morning. I like dressing up, but not usually in purple faerie dresses. I prefer historical clothing most of the time, so putting on a dress-up gown was a bit of a change. It turned out to be so much fun, though!

You could almost think of it as historical, but I doubt they had quite this shade of lavender in medical times. :)

I started singing lines from Sleeping Beauty about halfway through because I was busy imagining myself as Aurora. I may not be an American by birth, but I've been schooled by Samantha in all things Disney and Sleeping Beauty is by far my favorite. Plus, I loved the Maleficent movie that just came out! 

I feel so...Elvish! :) Like I could step into Rivendell...(I may love sci-fi more, but Felicity is not the only one who's read Tolkien).

And that's the end! My birthday is coming up soon (on the 15th) but I'm not sure if Mama Hen is planning to do a party or not since she's already neglected everyone else's birthdays. 

She says that she is in the process of updating the "Meet Us" page and should have it done in a bit. 

Woohoo for our 99th post! :)



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Magical {Mini} Photoshoot


The table was set with her finest china, Lissie was dressed in her best gown, and the light was perfect. She was ready.

She was listening to the birds, gazing at the beauty of the golden dawn when footsteps in the leaves drew her attention.

A fairy-girl stood quietly before her, dressed in a lavender gown with flowers etched on it.

"H-Hello," she stammered, staring at Lissie. Slowly her eyes wandered from Lissie's face to the table full of teacups.

" this for...for me?" she asked, stumbling over the words. Lisa nodded, smiling.

"I wanted to thank you for rescuing me the other day and showing me the way home," Lissie said, "I would have died in that snowstorm if not for you!"

"It was no problem," the fairy-girl said, smiling.

"Here," Lissie motioned to the empty cups, "come and have some tea with me,"

They both leaned over the table, talking and laughing as the sipped their drinks and watched the sun rise.

~Mama Hen (with the help of Felicity and Emma)