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 love it when we are asked to call an event – especially a wedding. A wedding is a celebration, and what better way to celebrate than to get everyone dancing! It was a really fun group, as they had been a dancing family for years – they actually knew how to polka! I was impressed – usually when Jeremy puts a polka on the play list, the only people who know what to do are Anja and Olivia – who go cavorting around the room with glee to the fun music. The bride did the polka with her dad and her sister, the matron of honor.

Our friend, Katie, made the cake – it was beautiful and yummy! We had fun hanging out with her and her brothers and sister as they were the only ones we knew at the wedding! πŸ™‚ Katie caught the moment of Jeremy and me waltzing.

We also did Cotton-Eyed-Joe, The Electric Slide, The Chicken Dance, The HokeyPokey, as well as lots of squares and circle dances from Jeremy’s repertoire.

This was the first of three weddings we shall attend in 4 weeks – what fun! This Saturday, Joel and Martha will tie the knot, and we are excited to be able to participate in the celebration on several levels: On Friday, after the rehearsal, Jeremy will be calling a square dance for all the out-of-town guests and family members. It will be great fun – even Monique is invited! (What, you don’t know who Monique is? How have I not introduced you to Monique yet? Ahh, just you wait!)

On Saturday I will be filling the role of wedding coordinator. I also get to make all the bouquets and corsages and boutonnières! I am so excited at this opportunity, and can hardly wait to get my hands on those 8 dozen roses. Ever since I started learning floral design when I was 15, I have wanted to do weddings myself!

So, that’s what will keep us busy this week. There will be lots of fun pictures taken and shared in the coming days, I am sure.

This week one of my Tipi Tales was published on YLCF – Natalie has asked to republish them on her blog as I write them. It’s always a fun surprise to visit one of my favorite blogs and find the content written by me! If you haven’t read the Tipi Tales yet, you should! I’ll be publishing the next installment soon!

The girls asked me to let you know that they don’t have any internet access this week, as Dad has left on a photo shoot and had to take the aircard. He’s in the Dominican Republic assisting Chip with pictures like this one.

Finally, welcome to our new readers! Lizzie and Mrs. KAOS – thanks for stopping by!

13 responses to “Of Dragons and Dancing”

  1. Will Avatar

    Well I guess it is not that surprising, it is rather popular… Personally I can't stand it, but that might be because for me, once you have done "real" dances, things like the electric slide just seem rather dull. :p No offense to any electric slide lovers reading this. πŸ™‚

  2. Kate Avatar

    πŸ™‚ Thanks. That is one of my favorit quotes too. Oh and the sheep aren't getting shoarn till later in the season this year. But we have new baby chicks and I'll try to get something up on that.

  3. Jeremy Avatar

    Yes, Will. It was requested specifically. Does that surprise you??

  4. Will Avatar

    The mention of Monique brought a smile to my face. πŸ˜€ Oh and a question to Jeremy, when you call dances do people actually request the Electric Slide?

  5. La Brebis Roses Avatar
    La Brebis Roses

    Wow! Our website still says it is 51 days until the wedding. Someone should change that. πŸ™‚ See you soon, and thanks for all your help!

  6. Natalie Roth Avatar
    Natalie Roth

    Ah, okay! πŸ™‚

  7. Trina Avatar

    I didn't have the source noted in my journal (where I first copied the quote) but I googled it and found it credited to "-Dragon Lord, Kami-Sama", whoever that is! πŸ™‚

  8. Trina Avatar

    Oh, yes, Polly – LOL! He's very handy. πŸ™‚

  9. Natalie Roth Avatar
    Natalie Roth

    Where's the dragon quote from, do you know? I've heard it before, but I don't remember where!

  10. Genuine Lustre Avatar
    Genuine Lustre

    This Jeremy is a pretty handy guy to have around – what a fun sideline.

  11. katy-did Avatar

    No weddings for me this year – so I hope you enjoy your ones. Especially the bouquet making, which sounds so much fun!

    The dancing sounds wonderful. I can do a fair bit of Ceilidh dancing and basic waltz but I'd love to be able to do more and better! Oh for when I finish my course and get a job!!!

  12. Laney Avatar

    Glad you added a link to Chip's website….I needed new backgrounds!

  13. Abigail Avatar

    I love weddings! I don't have any to go to this year which is sad. And I can't wait for another Tipi Tale.

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