Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hodel and Anna Lee's Holiday Extravaganza!

Right now I'm in Michigan with my best friend, Anna Lee. I won't be posting any big stories on my blog until I get home in January, but you can see more of my adventures up north at the links below!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I'm a star!

I've been terribly busy since Anna Lee arrived almost a month ago, but I wanted to share this piece of excitement while she is taking a nap after a long day of swimming.

We're stars! Both Anna Lee and myself were featured on the AG Dollhouse website!

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Anna Lee and I appreciate it!

In other news, Facebook deleted my account. I'll be updating my blog more, with the same attitude and stories to share! I'll be creating a web album as well to share all of my pictures. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Hope you're having a good summer everyone! Stay tuned for an end-of-summer contest, and a blog update of the adventures Anna Lee and I have been having!

Peace and Love,


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Anna Lee!

I won't be home tomorrow, but I wanted to wish one of my best friends a happy birthday!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My New Bedroom!

I can't believe all the Christmas and Hanukkah decorations are officially put away. The house is so bare now. Everything has a home in the closet now. It's kinda depressing, just like the rest of these winter months!

The plus of winter, though, is snow days! We had THREE in the past two weeks. To say the least, I tackled a large project that has been on my list for a very long time. So long in fact, it's been on my list since Anna Lee visited here for the first time, almost two years ago. I remodeled my bedroom.

Since I've moved into a smaller (though private) room, it's been hard to do anything with it. Though this is temporary (Alyosha's grandfather is working on a new space for me to call my bedroom currently) I thought I would warm up my room and make it more lively and livable.

(The headwall in my room. These are only a few of my Broadway posters. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the others. The things on my dresser are all from my travels. Can you recognize anything? I switch a few things in and out periodically, as there isn't much space.)

(This is a total view of my room. I'm not happy with the back wall, but I don't know what to do with it right now. This picture really shows you how cramped my room is right now though.)

(I'm doing what I can with this space. My clothes and costumes are all under my bed. It fits nicely.)

(All of my stuffies have homes now!)

(And I adore my headboard wall. All the pictures are from my trips over the summer!)

(A final view of my room...)
I'm very excited for my room though. It will be almost twice to size of my currently cramped space. I'll even be able to have friends over for sleep overs and even for extended stays! I'm very excited, and I'll keep you updated on that. In the meanwhile, and ideas for motifs or colors?

Peace and Love,
Hodel Enye Yanovic

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Holidays!

This post is somewhat delayed because of all the holiday activities around here. The week after Thanksgiving, I went to Disney World with Alyosha, while Rosalia went back home to Italy for a few weeks. I had never been to Disney World before. It was very exciting, and as soon as we got home, I was begging to go back!

(Tin soldiers in the Magic Kingdom)

(Nighttime in France)

While in Disney World, we celebrated Hanukkah. Each night I prayed, and played dreidel, and I was even lucky this year and got something each night! It was a good year. I liked spending Hanukkah in a non-familiar place.

Then... CHRISTMAS! Even though I'm Jewish, Rosalia and Alyosha are not. A part of me learning about other cultures is holidays too, so Alyosha lets me celebrate Christmas. I even sent Christmas cards to my some of my friends who sent me a card this year! I liked Christmas music too. It's kinda like Broadway music, but if you sing it in a store, no one looks at you funny!

(Rosalia and I making Christmas cards! We decorated the tree all by ourselves, too!)

Finally, we have the Epiphany. Although a religious holiday, it isn't really celebrated in the United States by too terribly many people, like Christmas. For Alyosha, it's more of an Italian tradition to celebrate the coming of the three kings to Bethlehem. For the Epiphany, a family usually would attend a mass, and in Italy, their gift bringer comes on this night. She is called La Bufana, which means "the gift-bringer" in Italian. She was asked to join the three kings on their journey, but she was afraid to go with three very strange men, so she didn't. Later, she thought she would and see the new king, but it was too late. The star was gone. So now, she visits every child and gives them a little gift, just in-case they are the Holy child. 

Different cultures celebrate differently though. 


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Till Death Do Us Part...

You'll never guess what I did tonight! Alyosha asked special permission for me to join the cast backstage before the show! I couldn't pass it over. 

I got to meet the leading actors and help Alyosha run lines and get ready. 

This is Alyosha's dressing station. She has a little tape spot that says her name as well as her paper plate award to let people know who's station it is. 

Alyosha's changing station is in the boy's dressing room, because she would rather not deal with girl drama. Everyone changes in the bathroom anyway, so it doesn't matter. All they really do in here is talk and play games before the show. We almost played Candyland! 

Alyosha's cue wasn't for a while so she had to use a radio so she would know when it was safe for her to roam the halls without being seen by anyone. The techies have very funny conversations! 

It was a VERY funny night filled with amazing acting, amazing new friends, and amazing fun!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pretty Leaves, pretty leaves are falling down...

It's been a while since I updated, but there has been a lot going on! Our homeschool group has been working on our play. The show is in ONE week! Can you believe it? The week before the show is always my favorite though! I'll be very sad when it's over.

Last weekend was Halloween. Rosalia had never celebrated before, so I took her out for Tricks or Treats, to a party, and on Thursday, we watched Charlie Brown! She certainly liked it! We decided to be Kirsten and Samantha for Halloween. Singrid got sick, but she was going to be Felicity, so we could represent the retired, but not forgotten, American Girls. People loved our costumes and our homemade treat bags. 

 This was Rosalia's. Oner side had a Halloween scene with ghosts and ghouls. This side was inspired by Charlie Brown. You can't see it, but Linus is in the pumpkin patch!

This one was mine. One side was Charlie Brown inspired, with all the kids in their costumes. This side is of two friendly witches flying over the night sky. 

 The first week of November we took off school for our Fall Break. During this time, I was also introduced by Sigrid and Rosalia, to All Saint's Day and All Souls Day. They are celebrated on November 1st and 2nd.

Even Rosie wanted to dress up. I'm not sure which Saint she wanted to be, but I thought she looked really pretty in her dress from Michigan!

And guess what! Only three weeks until I go to Disney World! I'm very sad Rosalia can't come (She is going back to Italy to visit family), but I'm very excited. I've never been with Alyosha. Last time, I went with Angie, and it was so much fun! Maybe I'm tall enough to ride Space Mountain this time! I sure hope so!