I started reading the Anne of Green Gables book series a couple of weeks ago. I have read the first two so far but am taking a break to read a Christmas book. I used to have so much of the T.V. mini-series memorized, and the book was way better! If you know anything about the story, Anne talks about finding bosom friends in which she can pour her heart out to and have them do the same for her. She often finds people who spark with personality in which she feels a connection to (or those who have a “scope of imagination”). She calls these people “kindred spirits”.

My friend Rachel is a kindred spirit to me. I’ve known her since 2nd grade, and although we didn’t have classes together each year or hang out on a regular basis (though we did keep in touch and see one another throughout the years), I’ve always felt connected through our personalities, interests, and our love and desire for God (ultimately).  OH! Also we both got married on the same day but in different years (that’s pretty kindred spirited). She was my first friend and always accepted me even when people mocked me when we were children. She’s filled with encouragement and has a great heart. Make sure you visit and read her amazing blog: Even One Sparrow

When Rachel and her wonderfully-matched husband Elliott along with their sweet daughter came to visit what was once Rachel’s home; they also visited our home for a few hours for dinner. A couple days later I had the opportunity to photograph her family and admirable parents. When I arrived I thought it was cute that we were both wearing outfits that were in a bit “prairie inspired” as well as oxford styled shoes. It was unplanned. I asked her husband to take a few photos of us together (Thanks Elliott).  [Photos of Rachel alone were taken by me.]

[For additional Anne of Green Gable love, Rachel starred as Anne Shirley in a play in high school. She did an amazing job (I watched the performance – she’s extremely talented in acting and singing on stage).]
Rachel is wearing her mother’s dress (from the 1970s) and lovely oxfords she’s had since high school (for the play). I love this outfit!!! Looks great!

I’m sorry for the lack of updates lately. I will be posting a movie review post later in the week (sorry for such a long delay)!!!!

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  1. I LOVE Anne of Green Gables 🙂 I've read the books and loved when the mini series would come on for that week we'd get the Disney Channel for free when I was a kid! This summer I got all Anne-inspired and did a couple of anne of green gables paintings. Its really shown me that there are lots of Anne fans out there!~http://www.audreyeclectic.blogspot.com

  2. I love Anne of Green Gables as well!! This summer I reread some of my old LM Montgomery books, and they were still so enjoyable and endearing (even if I'm technically a bit old for them ;). Your story is so sweet, and you gals both look adorable!

  3. I don't think I would have appreciated the stories as much if I read them as a child, actually!

  4. How I thank God that you and Rachel have been able to maintain your wonderful relationship over the years!  Your friendship is a treasure!

  5. That was such a lovely day. 🙂  It was great to see you, friend!

  6. Great pictures, and an even greater friendship. Thank you for letting us enjoy it vicariously, Victoria.TimP.S. And you know that I love Rachel's blog too!

  7. lovely outifts!xxdeni

  8. Two gorgeous gals for sure.  What an incredible blessing to have a friend like that!!  Reading this makes me want to dig out my Anne of Green Gables books and call up my childhood friends…it's been far too long.  Could your prairie dresses be anymore perfect…definitely not possible:) 


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About Victoria / Justice Pirate

Victoria. Anabaptist, Wife of Rob, Mom of two boys, minimalist, quilt maker, Resources Adviser/Social Media Manager for anti-human trafficking awareness organization Justice Network (justice-network.org).


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