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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Luke 14 Banquet

On Valentine's Day Healing Farms Ministries and Seacoast Church held a Luke 14 Banquet. The invitation said it was for families with special needs (remember those perks?) who were to be treated to a night of dinner and dancing and fun. It described this event as Red Carpet event. It sounded like a fun night so I signed us up to attend.

Little did I know that they literally meant red carpet event. As we pulled in to the parking lot we saw the red carpet from the sidewalk to the front door. It was lined with volunteers on each side all dressed up in red dresses and shirts and slacks.

When the families walked this red carpet the volunteers lining it cheered and clapped and several snapped photographs. I wish I had been prepared to have my camera out taking pictures of what was going on! I wish we had a moment to stop and stand together as a family for a picture on this red carpet ... but Kayla was off with an escort about 3 feet in front of us! She was loving all the attention. (I'm going to have to see if I can track down any of the photographs from that night!)

We were served a catered dinner from Sticky Fingers and someone even brought gluten-free cookies for dessert (along with 'regular' cake and cupcakes that were available.)

Kayla was the first one out on the dance floor when the music started. She danced and twirled by herself on the dance floor; totally in the moment. Watching her I couldn't help but think of the lyrics from the song I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack. "And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. I hope you dance." 


They also had someone there doing photography in a type of 'photo booth' set-up with props. You could do silly family pictures if you wanted ... which we did! The print out we were given is pretty small - it has 3 photos, duplicated twice, on one sheet. So the following are pictures I took of the picture and the quality isn't that great - but you get the idea. Overall I love how these turned out.

And finally I wanted to get one family picture of us all decked out, but it was the end of the night and the kids were tired and done....but we still attempted a quick photo; which also didn't turn out too bad.

It was a fun night and I'm glad we had the opportunity to attend.

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Anonymous said...

you all look great and what a handsome, and beautiful family! love the funny pics. :} and oh I love that song!! and look at kayla dance!! love mom/memaw

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! So cute! That's my girl.... Gettin out on the dance floor =)
And I love love love that song. That's my song.
<3 you! Kelly

lovemy3 said...

Great pics of the family! The pics of Kayla dancing by herself made me smile and cry!