How to Host a Dance and Have a Ball


I, along with 100+ other people had so much fun at the dance last night that I decided to give you the how to so you can do it, too. Actually, I’m going to give you the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of hosting your own dance (though not necessarily in that order!) […]

Cinderella Dilema


 Yikes! I just looked at the calender this morning (feeling sufficiently recovered from the Christmas weekend to do so) and saw that we are booked to call a dance tomorrow night! That’s all I knew, ’cause for some reason Jeremy and I hadn’t talked about it further. (Maybe all the Christmas business?) So, when he […]


Jeremy got so many great pictures of the dance recital last night, I built another slide show so I could share all our favorites with you! We were so proud of all our sisters and our brother as they did excellent in all their dances. Also, there was a special guest appearance by the girls’ […]

The S.R.H.B.D.

For those of you have have wanted to know more about our dancing – hope this answers some questions! The dancing all started when several homeschooling families in our Church were doing a unit study on the civil war about 5 years. They decided to put on an authentic ball as part of the study. […]

Wedding Photos, part one: Square Dance


Friday evening, after the rehearsal dinner, Jeremy called a square dance for a large group of family and friends of the bride and groom. It was a great evening of fun and fellowship, and a chance for the family to relax and forget about wedding planning for a little while! Alice (Maid of Honor) and […]

Of Dragons and Dancing


“Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.”(I love this quote!) So begins your typical Monday morning post from me – random news and fun! On Saturday, Jeremy and I traveled out to Bergen, NY, to call some square dancing at a wedding reception. We just […]

More Dancing


This is one of the moves in the dance, “Jingle Bells’, which involves an intricate style of ‘ring-around-the-rosy’ with your partners. It’s called ‘making a basket… …and turning it inside out!’ This one gets people laughing, especially when there’s big height differences! Jesse was such a good boy all evening, passed from one person to […]

Let the dancing begin!


“Square your sets! The dance is starting!” Here are my father and mother-in-law, ready to dance Jingle Bells I love this picture of Sarah and Alice trying to figure out if they’re standing in the right place. Anja and Alyssa reach a hand across the set as Jeremy calls to the tune of Jingle Bells,“Head […]

Preview of What’s to Come


I don’t usually post on Sundays, but I wanted you to get a taste of what’s to come, for I am going to swamp our readers with pictures tomorrow of the fun square dance we hosted last night…The caller… The dance floor… …and Aunt Elise warming up the dance floor with her nephew. More to […]