...............The Hellwig Family

Friday, November 20, 2009

Finally...Pictures of our finished Regency dresses!!!

Posted by Gabrielle

Back in October I finished our girls' first regency dresses in three weeks, just in time for our family Christmas portrait!

I used Mrs. Chancey's Regency dress pattern, and loved it!!! It was a great learning experience, and a lot of fun to make! The biggest modification I made was drafting the overskirt pattern from some other similar dresses I've seen.
Yours truly!
All three of us! This one's going to be printed and framed for our room! ;)

~Thank you for taking the gorgeous pictures, Erica!~

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some Random Pictures

Posted by Gabrielle

Last week, I took a wonderful photography class with a bunch of other friends from our church. These following random pictures are during our practice session in downtown Wakeforest. Enjoy!

Aah...learning about the delightful rule of thirds and sweet spots, lines of focus and such!!! It was a great time!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ho-hum... Another day - Another birthday...

Posted by Gabrielle

Many apologies for the delayed posting!!! :)
But...we're so pleased to announce that on October 31st Christianna turned 13!!!
Blowing out her bonfire!!!
The apple pie...
and the pumpkin pie; both were a hit!

Welcome to the Hellwig "teenager" clan, Christie! ;) I'm so thankful that you're my "little" sister and I pray God will use you in his service for many, many long fruitful years to come.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Reformation Day Preview Post

Posted by Gabrielle

I apologize for the delay in posting about the wonderful evening of celebration for the Reformation day that our church put on. It is because I have several videos of the talks that Timothy and some other young men gave on the five 'solas' of the reformation that need to be edited and uploaded, so that is taking me some time.

So in the meantime, I share a couple other pictures!

Mr. Brown reading a psalm to open our evening
Benaiah loved the time!!!
More to come soon!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This Is My Father's World

Posted by Gabrielle

"This Is My Father's World"
This is my Father's world, And to my list'ning ears, All nature sings, and round me rings The music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world, I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; His hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Father's world, The birds their carols raise; The morning light, the lily white Declare their Maker's praise.
This is my Father's world, He shines in all that's fair; In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me ev'rywhere.
This is my Father's world, O let me ne'er forget That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father's world, The battle is not done; Jesus who died shall be satisfied, And earth and heav'n be one.