Monday, November 09, 2009

The Felicities of Rapid Motion

I love November. I love November for many reasons (cooler weather! Thanksgiving! Almost-Christmas!), but I must admit that my primary reason has to do with exercise. The most delightful exercise I've ever encountered, in fact!

This happens to be a photographic record of the most energetic part of my evening, otherwise known as "The Polka:"

The various twists and turns of the Virginia Reel:

The Sweetheart's Promenade (could they have come up with a sappier name?):

It's so convenient having a partner all to myself! Pablo loves to dance as much as I do, so we spent the entire night on the dance floor. Some dear friends of ours started their own ball last spring, and we're hoping they make that a tradition! It's so wonderful to gather with other Christians and enjoy good fellowship, admire lovely dresses, and see all the happy faces (well, mostly happy faces! *wink*).

What a handsome couple! My dear parents are so generous to undertake the rather lengthy trip to the ball every year:

And of course, my beautiful sister, Tiffany! I have her (and her Nikon!) to thank for all of the pictures above!

"It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more." ~ Jane Austen


  1. Looks like so much fun! Your shoes look like my Irish dancing ghillies!

  2. AWWW, you two are sooo sweet together! :D How special that your fiancé loves to dance as much as you do! :) And thank you Tiffany for all the photos! :D

    Blessings to you Shannon!

  3. Oh, how sweet! You and Pablo are such a cute couple! God is good isn't he? : )

  4. Balls are such fun! And you and Pablo make a very handsome couple!

  5. Oh Shannon how lovely to have a partner for the whole evening and you both make such a great couple!

    Oh and your sister's dress and your dress are beautiful!! I so enjoyed this post! thank you for taking the time to share photos and I love the Jane Austen quote! Is it from one of her books or just a quote?

  6. How fun!! I loved the pictures. ;)

    ~ Blessings to you,

  7. How fun! You look so happy and beautiful. After watching the latest version of Emma, I desperately want to go to a dance like that! :)

  8. It sounds like you had a very fun night! You look really happy in those photos :-) Pablo and you look so cute together!

  9. Thank you for your sweet comments! :-)

    Keri, my shoes are a thrift store find from a few years ago -- I love how they look like ghillies! I didn't wear them for the longest time because I thought they'd give me blisters, but it turns out they're very comfortable for dancing. :-)

    Rebecca, the quotation is from "Emma." Isn't Jane Austen marvelous?


  10. Shannon,

    *sigh* Oh how wonderful! That sounds like so much fun! Hope you had a wonderful time!


  11. Ya'll ended up with some lovely photos! I'm so glad the ball has lived up to your expectations!

  12. Ohhhh, how lovely! I've never danced before, but I am DYING to, and I hope that the guy that I marry likes to dance too...The pictures of you and your fiance are lovely!! :)

  13. I love November and dancing, too! You got some lovely photos and you and Pablo are very cute together. :)


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