Monday, 1 October 2012

festivities

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I kind of wanted to call this post "debauchery," but people always get the wrong idea when I use that word. To me it just means being raucous and happy and optionally a bit tipsy...

It seems on my blog like I'm having a quiet, demure, family-oriented time in Vancouver, no? That's one of the reasons my blog was driving me nuts; it seemed to only record the photogenic but let's face it, often insipid details of life (maybe not a fair statement considering my travels, but that's how it felt).

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Sister nights at the pub with Mo and Shona.

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This is what happens when you forget you have the manual focus on on your camera...

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We had a dance party with family friends, a variation of our yearly cocktail parties, which always had a performance requirement (my sisters and I once brought the house down singing "Triplets").

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"The equalizer." Everyone must get, to the drop, the same amount of sparkling wine as everyone else.

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Our friend Florence's art-gallery-esque apartment (I could never be tidy enough to live in a place like this) always inspires monochromatic dressing...

Then I did AIDS-walk around Stanley Park with some of my oldest friends and realized at the end that two of them had just gotten engaged. Congratulations Molly and Corey! We had a celebratory breakfast...
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Mallory, Molly's sister, she of the curious mind and instinctive understanding of most people. The kind of girl who decides to read Dante's Inferno at age 15, just because.

9 comments:

Kezzie said...

Awwww, what a lovely post- you all look happy and the photos do have a delightful racuous look to them! Nice to see all your family together! Dante Inferno? Whoa!
How old are your sisters?

Pretty Colourful said...

Looks like so much fun! I love that first picture, it's so rare we blog spur of the moment in action pictures, I think we should do it more often! They have quite an energy to them :)

I'm glad Vancouver is treating you well, that's one part of Canada I hope to visit very soon (hello Vancouver Film Festival!).

Virginie xo

Closet Fashionista said...

Hehe I love this post!! I always enjoy seeing candids on blogs. The first one is my favorite :)

I need to do that more often, but I don't really take pictures on general family get togethers, only parties. And I'm rarely in them XD whenever I have someone else take my pictures I usually end up with some good bloopers, that I do post. ;)
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Ashley said...

CHEERS!

The first photo is so amazing I have no words.

Melissa Sonico said...

beautiful family! and you guys know how to have a good time! :)
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dusanabotswana said...

I LOVED seeing this! more "real life" shots are definitely missing from more blogs but this was an extra fun one because wow, your family and family friends look like a hoot!

emma; a challenge to amoeba said...

Frack. I wish I could join your family! It's not usual for everyone to get along so well and to dance with each other, you know that right?!

Happy belated birthday anyhow! :D

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...
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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

"The equalizer" - haha! Family and friend gatherings are always such fun, but boy am I thankful that ours don't require performances! ;)

Dante at 15? That's impressive!