Saturday, December 15, 2007

The English Country Ball

This evening was such an anticipated event in the homes of many young ladies. They have been busy in class reading and discussing Pride and Prejudice and learning two dances. Finally, it was time to, off we went, sausage balls made completely my Chelsea, in tow.
When we arrived at Mr. and Mrs. Rabe's home we were warmly greeted by Mrs. Rabe looking simply proper and beautiful in her burgundy lace dress and white gloves. She greeted us with the proper titles as were fitting for the period of time being celebrated.
The house was abuzz with beautiful girls and thier lovely parents and siblings, many of whom were also attired appropriately. Some of us, ahem, Belinda and Myself, appeared in our current-day garb.
These ladies were dressed very nicely, don't you think?
They are my friends Mary and Bev.

After greeting friends, the time arrived to go downstairs to the "ballroom". There was nervous laughter as pictures were taken and then came the music. The girls paired up and danced so energetically. It was so pretty.

Soon, a young man, the sibling of one of the girls was heard to ask..."When can we eat?". Food never seems too far from the mind of most young men. Before long everyone was either dancing or enjoying the many munchies that were carried in to be shared. I saw this young man and his fellow cohorts at the table a few times. lol
These girls were in the Ensemble I directed. Don't you just love those smiles?!?

After much cajoling by several of the girls our boys joined in the fun, dancing first with each other and then with the girls. I'll have to see if I can post the video of them dancing with the girls but here are some cute shots of them practicing together first...

Something tells me that these are not the official steps!

Finally...Chelsea's face says it all....

Blessings on your day.


Alicia said...

Becky it looks like you all had a "ball!!!" haha (i posted that on auntie dee's too) I love all your pictures!!! Looks like you all had a great evening of fellowship together!

Miss Paula said...

Look at Chelsea's cheeks!! They are so rosey!! It looks like she had a great time! Good fun, cleam fun!! Fun that some kids these days don't have a clue about!!

Sometimes I wish I was there in your co-op!!! I was there once, I wonder if I met you!

Haus Frau said...

What FUN!!!!!!!!! Memories for a lifetime.

Chelsea is too cute. :O)

Gayla said...

What a fun celebration! I am so glad you posted these pictures. I love seeing young people have fun. Good time!

KJ said...

What a wonderful event! My daughter and I are extremely smitten with this period in history. My daughter just finished the book, and we can't seem to watch enough of these types of movies! I know that we both would have enjoyed this!

I especially love seeing young people enjoying a wholesome party like this. Kudos to the boys for participating—even if they invented their own steps! :~D


Elijah's Mommy said...

I'm so glad you all had such a great time! Everyone looked so pretty! I was really proud of those boys for joining in! Good for them!
Chelsea looked beautiful.