Monday, June 8, 2009

Barn Dance Time!

(Originally posted 5/11/09, reposting for I Heart Faces' Vacation Week. The kids and I went down to Mom's for the annual Spring Dance. Enjoy!)


Stroll on down to the barn, friends
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This old thing never looked so good!

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Nod hello to a cousin,

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Put your arm round your sister,

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The guys all line up in a row.

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Then toes start a tappin',

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And skirts start to swirlin'
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And the ladies they strut and twirl.

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Little ones join in,

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Along with couples young and old.


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Take hands with your neighbors,

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Shake off your weary labors
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It's Barn Dance Time!


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P.S. my sincere apologies to mr and mrs A. for using you as the "old couple". someone had to do it....

Lots of other great Vacation Stories! Go check 'em out!

26 comments:

Jenny said...

So, was this the engagement party?

julie said...

That looks SO fun! Makes me want to throw a party... I don't have a barn, but I'm sure I have enough Christmas lights to string all over the back yard!

tess said...

Wow, Lis, you're quite a photographer! Yeah, Jenny, you should have been there. It was lots of fun!

The Dillon 6 said...

I love them! I really like pictures with action and still in them. :)

Denise said...

Wow, Lisi, I feel like I was there! These are awesome action pictures. Thanks for sharing such a fun event!

canningmama said...

i love dances like these! i wish i could drag aaron to them more, but as the kids (katie mainly) get a little older it'll be easier. the pics are beautiful. what kind of camera do you use? is it just a point and shoot or is it a fancier one with all the zooms and stuff (i have no idea what i'm talking about!)

Herb of Grace said...

canningmama, thanks for stopping by, I couldn't access your profile to find your blog or I'd have returned the favor! Hope you check back by :)

My camera is what I would call a "step-up" from a point and shoot. It's a Cannon Power Shot S3. It' does have some pretty fancy features and settings, but I'm still definitely a novice at using them. Mostly I still just fool around with the various presets...

Foursons said...

Love the story your pictures tell! Fun times!

the monkey's mama said...

I loved this post the first time and it was so fun to see it again! Looks like such an awesome time together!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Love the movement photos! Mine is here.

Alicia said...

I didn't brave spending the night with the baby who was 6 weeks old at the time. My son and husband stayed and my son, who was just a little over 2, did really well camping....Good luck!! :)

Mum-me said...

Wow! Love all those action shots. I can almost hear the music......

He And Me + 3 said...

That looked totally awesome. Great job with the commentating too. Cute!

Becca said...

This looks so so fun! :-) I want to go to a barn dance!

Pam D said...

I love the action and movement in your photos; it makes the dance come alive! We're in a suburb of a big city, so we only get to READ about things like this; thanks for giving me an insider's view!

Emily said...

Very fun. Your pictures capture that well. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman to do this. The barn is beautiful.

Erica said...

this is absolutely adorable and looks like SUCH a fun time! i live in the south but have never been to a party like that and i want to! :) thanks for stopping by my site as well!

Amy said...

I wanna go!!! Love the photos!

drewmark19 said...

We don't have barn dances around here, and I'm thinking we really should. Your pictures definitely make it look like a lot of fun!

Hans and Shinta viĆ° Neyst said...

Oh wow..this looks like fun!! Great pics!

Marla said...

The barn is beautiful - and fun for all ages. What a great experience. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mandi said...

What a fun story! Great post.

~ Kathy ~ said...

love pictures of old barns...the dance sounds like sooo much fun!! Thnx for stopping by!

Billykidd said...

ooooo! I love that barn! What fun pictures you captured too. The motion ones are so fun!

Brooke said...

How much fun! I want to go to a barn dance :)

Christina@ingallslife said...

i went to a grange dance once. but i am an avid square and round dancer. that is where i met my husband. we got married on the state's dance festival weekend so for our anniversarry we go dancing thr thru sun dance till you drop. i love it. our club owns an old school house and we dance every sat night. your photos reminded me of one of those great nights.

i love the barefooted dancer, that is me too. twirlin and swingin barefoot, just can't beat that.

thanks for visiting my vacation pics, and yes i love the bike trailer. :^)