Summer Dance in the Country

Last night we hosted a “Summer Dance in the Country”, as our invitation called it.  We billed it as “…outside — under the stars…”, which is a nice way of diverting attention away from the mosquito population (we hoped).  We hired a dance caller for the evening, decorated in a summery, fun way, and invited friends to join us!
All day long it rained.  ALL DAY.  Finally, one hour before people were to arrive, the rain stopped, patches of blue sky could be seen, and we quickly set up outside.  Praises be to God!
We set up a refreshment table outside with a burlap table cover (hiding a folding table) that I whipped up last week and an antique battenburg lace tablecloth.

Pennant banners make everything more festive!
It was Melissa’s first dance!  At first, she took everything very seriously.  Just look at that expression!  But by the end of the evening, she amazed us all by clapping to the music!
Let the dancing begin!

Girls in twirly skirts of any age are priceless!

I love this picture!  Theo is captivated by the dancing…watching just quietly from behind the refreshment table.
The sun set.  The lamps were lit.  Strawberry shortcake was served.

We were so grateful for each and every person who came and made the evening a lovely memory!  Their smiles and laughter brought us so much joy!

New Project

Max been busy doing summer projects around here.  This week he fixed the caving pavers in the front walk.  And now this:

It’s just the beginning of a fire pit for the backyard!  It’s hard to tell from the distance I took the picture, but it’s more than 4-ft. across.  I’m looking forward to s’mores already!
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