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by coie - November 6th, 2006.
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Ok, since I simply cannot describe the barn dance and our past dealings of the last week, I will settle for posting 21 bazillion pictures.  I will say that it was extremely fun, and we raised $2059 for the BLACK FAMILY, missionaries to Ethiopia.  Most of the girls wore beautiful dresses and I was most envious.  But it has inspired me to try my hand at period dress making.  I never had time to finish Emmiko's and Julia's skirts before the barn dance, but Emmi wore the dress I made her a few months back. 

Oh, and my MOMSIE won my quilt for $225.  My uncle was bidding her up, just to make her angry, but stopped when he thought someone else was winning.  One cake went for $75-$80!  And holding things up for the auction was fantastically enjoyable.  I danced with Jessica G., Carolyn G., my cousins Paul and Luke, and my Uncle Paul, who tried to embarrass me the entire time.  But I do believe Paulie has taken a fancy to dancing.

Ok, enough babbling– here are the pics to make my Dear California Friends dreadfully jealous (I'm joking, K's).  Oh! and the barn dance has also made our family decide to hold one in February for mine and Ryann's 18th and 13th birthdays, sans the auction of course.  *grin*  Anyone want to come?

Click on Thumbnails for Larger Views!
(remember, these cover the apple cider party we went to last week, the trees in our driveway, and the barn dance)

Apple Cider Press

Dunking for Apples

The Beautiful Trees

Ryann's Contribution to the Auction

Look at those lovely dresses!


Paul giving someone Thumbs Up

RYANN and TIMOTHY, along with other friends.

Bobo in the Pie Eating Contest.  Tell me that tongue doesn't remind you of Scooby Doo.

Joshua Austin, Winner (possibly the sick winner?) of the Pie Eating Contest

Mr. and Mrs. Austin, The Great

The beautiful Austin girls.  These girls (and their brothers) find great pleasure in grinning and serving others– I love to be around them.

Jake Austin, the Smiling Machine.

Dippy– I think he has an idea!

Luke giving his most dashing grin…Mom wondering how she got stuck with such a strange nephew.

Mr. and Mrs. Black, Missionaries to Ethiopia

More Dancing….The man with a beard (dancing with the girl in blue) is Nathan Black, son to the missionaries and the dance caller throughout the night.

Well, that's it for now.  It's now 1:40 AM and I'm dreadfully tired.

10 Responses to Pictures!

  1. Untitled Comment

    Hi, I read your sister’s entry about the barn dance and I thought that they were both really good. I love those pics. I hope you’ll stop by soon.


  2. Untitled Comment

    Hey, thanks for stopping by and I understand, for a while about a month ago, I didn’t go to any of my friend’s blog forever and you have so many friends, I bet it’s hard for you to stop by all of them. I’ll tell Julia you said congrats, I’m really happy for her too. I’m trying to put a picture of it up there, but for some reason, I can’t just put a picture up there, I can only put a new picture on my identity picture and I haven’t done that yet. Well, got to go, stop by again soon.


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    Lol, yes I did need a little moral support. But Paul was literally scared stiff to ask about dancing with you. I don’t know why, but that’s the way it was. I had to convince him myself to ask you. He was hiding through the whole first dance. 😛

  4. Dear Coie the Sweet~

    I just posted at our blog some pictures also of:

    The Great Virginia Real Challenge of 2006!

    Coie, you are such a dear young lady! Thank you for ALL your help at the barn dance!!!!

    You are a blessing!!!

    & the quilt you made is gorgeous!!!

    I can’t believe your mom out bid both your Uncle Paul and Nathan Black!

  5. I mean…

    It was real, but I’m talking about the reel.

  6. Hello Coie!

    Looks like you all had one incredible time!! Wish we could have been there. About 25 years ago, I worked at Lake Cumberland State Resort Part for a summer (leading the horse trails) and every-once-in-a-while I would get to call a square dance or two. My favorite one was a really silly and hysterically fun dance that went with the song “Amos Moses.”

    That was back when I was cute and skinny! Ahhh! 🙂

    Blessings from Ohio, Kim Wolf<><

  7. homeschoolhighlites

    Love the pictures!

    I wish we could hear the music that went along with the barn dance! Looks like a great time.

    I was hoping to see a picture of the quilt you made – I’ve always wanted to learn how.


  8. Fun!

    That looks like it was a spectacularly fun event.

  9. Untitled Comment

    Looks like it was fun. Where are the pics of you?


  10. fun event

    It does appear that everyone had a terrific time.

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