Civil War Ball

         Whoever said homeschoolers are unsocialized was wrong. Or at least, in insinuating they're unsocialized for all 365 days of the year. The Civil War Ball (somehow dominated by most of our unsocialized classmates) is probably the biggest hoedown of the year.

This year I was nominated master of the curling hair wand (a thoroughly horrible idea) and I have the scars to prove it. (My hand is forever marred. It's graced with curling wand burns, CTS, raw knuckles on the account of running into a door frame, and no skin on my fingertips due to intensive glissando-ing. But that's beside the point.) At any rate, our gaggle of girls was hopelessly late due to all the curling of the hair and trying to eat pizza without dropping pizza sauce down satin gowns.

The ball was loads of fun - and as I previously mentioned, there were many "Pride & Prejudice" moments of arguing while dancing, discovering "Mr. Collins" (he really did look like him!) and rushing outside to die of laughter with good friends. However, I did manage to almost lose my petticoat during the Grand March, I slipped over someone's hoop skirt during the Virginia Reel and I learned that square dancing is not my forte. All in all, it was definitely worth the curling wand burns - except for the swollen feet afterwards!


  1. Oh my goodness, just wanted to let you know that you're drop dead gorgeous ! Christian and I were talking about how stunning you looked at the ball ;)

    Cute pictures !

  2. Stunning, is it? :) Speaking of Christian - he's pretty fancy himself. . .what with the new horrible hair cut he just received from my rather untalented hands. Actually, it ended up in a spray bottle/vacuum hose fight. :)

  3. You look so beautiful!!! Had to say it.

  4. Oh, such pretty girls!!! The dresses (+ hair) are beautiful!!! Sounds like such fun!

    <3 Hannah

  5. Hannah's taller than you??

    You girls were the belles of the ball, I'm sure. Too much beauty. And you're GORGEOUS. And Caroline's smile. . . :D :D :D

  6. I saw "Mr. Collins" too, I think I danced with him! Was he the guy with the black coat, hat, and boots? I love Pride and Prejudice!

  7. @ Bailey - BUT IT WASN'T THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!!!! :)

    @ Emma - yup, that was Mr. Collins! Glad I'm not the only person who assigns character names to innocent people. . . . ;)


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