Snowball 2014 this past weekend

Every year for the past ten, my family has hosted a shindig known ’round these parts as the “Snowball” which is basically an excuse for dressing up and getting out and seeing friends while we all try to survive this frigid winter.

Here's a crystal-clear shot from the end of the night: Jason, me, Topher and mi madre.
Here’s a crystal-clear shot from the end of the night: Jason, me, Topher and mi madre.

It’s fun and good times and memories galore, and I should really take the time to write it all out.

But, alas, I’m slugging through a cold and I ain’t got it in me.

So, instead, I’ll tell you a story.

Every year I dance the first dance with my brother, Paul. This is probably because

  1. We’re there at the beginning. (It’s our party, duh!)
  2. We’re not afraid of dancin’! (We’re dancin’ fools! Or something.)
  3. The first dance requires some leadership skillz. And we’ve got what it takes! (Mostly)

So, while everyone else hems and haws and tries to figure out how to stand in rows of four, Paul and I march loud-and-proud to our rightful place: front and center, yo!

In face, I scoured the interwebz for some pics for you, just to show you what’s up.

Here we are in 2012, being fancy-pantsy.
Here we are in 2012, being fancy-pantsy. Leading the Grand March ’round these parts.
Here we are in 2013, reppin' with style!
Here we are in 2013, reppin’ with style!

This year, I was prepping mah face in the bathroom and, from his room, Paul called out, “Hey, we’re leading the Grand March this year, right?”

And I walked into his room and we fist-bumped.

Heck yeah we Grand March!
And so we did.

Sing with me, Andrew Fanco: “TRADITIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!’ TRADITION!”

(La la la la. La la la la. La la la la lalalalala!!!!!!!!!!!)

3 thoughts on “Snowball 2014 this past weekend

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  1. Danielle! I stumbled on your blog from Facebook and have enjoying getting to know you a little better through it. Is it true that you make all your snowball dresses? This latest one is a beauty! Do you use patterns for them or just freestyle? I am wanting to make myself a dress for summer and have been perusing patterns at joanns but not really knowing what will work.

    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

      As for dresses, yeah I’ve made most of the Snowball dresses. This one I used Simplicity pattern #1802, but I’ve made up patterns before, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not often, though, as that’s kind of risky.

      I think you should start a project! I would recommend a skirt for your first project, though. (Dresses can be tough since you need to fit shoulders, bust, waist, and hips. For skirts you just figure out waist and you’re good to go). Practice makes perfect, so I say: start and see where the road leads! (And I can help you if you hit any road blocks, OK? Remember: taking things apart is a part of sewing!)

      Good luck, happy sewing, and thanks again for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I will await more photos and stories from Snowballs Past. Keep them coming. Good to reconnect with the Centers last week! XO

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