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Friday, December 11, 2009

Prairie Girl

Yesterday's blog featured a review of the LHOTP musical and photos of my family meeting the entire cast. Today I thought I would share a few pictures from Wednesday nights Little House children's event. Here's our family all dressed up to meet the wee folk. It's the picture you dartboard enthusiasts have been waiting for. :)

I brought in my family album, a few of the Little House books in other languages and a favorite Little House Christmas book.

As part of an interactive I asked a question.

I made a display of the things Laura and her family were thrilled to receive for Christmas and asked the children how it was different from what they are asking for this Christmas or Hanukkah.

A few of my favorite people from the cast came by, Carly Rose Soneclar, Taylor Leigh Bera and Michael Boxleitner.

An adorable set of twins in their bonnets were just two of the many adorable children that I met.

Lest you think it was all little girls, here is the proof that big girls still want to be prairie girls too. Coincidentally, we were all named Laura.

I once again met the lovely Karina Bland who wrote the wonderful article "Pining for the Prairie" for the Arizona Republic. You can tell it is the end of the evening by the way my hat is tilted. (Thank you Heidi and Jenni for having the supplies at Hollywood Regency that allowed me to create such a hat. You can also buy my corsages and other vintage Christmas ephemera there.)

Have a wonderful weekend. I will have my nose in a book in preparations for my last finals on Tuesday.

Be blessed,


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
Good Morning and thank you so much for the continuing story today. I absolutely love your dress, and the collar, and your hat is just the topper for this outfit. I love it Laura. Your setting is just beautiful, and I can see that each and every visitor had a wonderful time while they were visiting with you.

I will be praying for you on your finals, but you know you will do just fine. You have walked many miles to get here sweetie. This is your time to shine.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. I hope to see you at the next luncheon.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the costumes and it looks like such a fun event. Good luck on the finals and I hope you are having a Blessed Christmas Season. Hugs, Marty

The French Bear said...

That is so awesome! I think it is so special and amazing to have that as part of your history. You must be proud and excited when you talk about the history of the.
The play must have been fabulous! How grand! I am so happy you got to go and see it, sounded like it was a spectacular evening!!!
Margaret B

Nezzy said...

Wonderful post this morn. I live just twenty miles from Laura's house where she wrote the books in Mansfield, Mo. This Ozarks farm is a great fan of her. I loved your pictures, ya'll are so cute!

From the hills and hollers of the Ozarks, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Linda said...

Good luck with the last of your finals, Laura!! I know you'll succeed. :)

Loved the pictures.

Marydon Ford said...

How wonderful your presentation. Life was certainly different then ... Love the pics of everyone.

Merry Christmas, TTFN~ Marydon

Six divided by two..... said...

What wonderful costumes!!!

Willow said...

I loved the pics. Looked like everyone was having a fun time.


The Boston Lady said...


How wonderful this all must have been. I am thrilled to know that Melissa Gilbert was playing the role of "Ma" and I understand how emotional it must have been for you to meet her. What a wonderful experience for the whole family.

No darts from me!

Suzie Button said...

I love your posting! It's great for the kids too to see the presents from then and compare to our wants today! I love the bonnets most of all! I'm so glad you loved your swap package! I hope the garland wasn't all tangled? I was worried about that one! Suzie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

When my girls were little Little House on the Prairie was the only television I let them watch for years. Love,love,love it!

Karena said...

Laura, such cute photos!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laura, this is an amazing story. I'm so glad that you got to meet the cast and spend time with them. One of my friends has a daughter who is deaf who adores Little House. I am going to email her a link to your blog.


Sheila :-)

Kass said...

You looked adorable.. those were the good 'ole days..Happy Happy..

Terri said...

Good luck with finals, although I am certain you won't need it! :) Having just struggled through my own graduate degree I can say that it was tough but very much worth it. Hang in there, my friend, you can do this!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great photos! Good Luck on your finals!

SQ said...

Love it Laura! Keep the good work! Check out my blog when ya get a chance. I made some costumes last month. Emma