The main reason that we chose to go to the Daytona area this year was because there was a large church group (about 3000 people) meeting in town for the Feast. We never went to their services, though my little sister and I talked about it. However, this group had previously asked Andrew's family if they would play in their band for the church's family dance night. For about 8-10 weeks, two nights a week, about 6 hours a night, Andrew, his dad, two of his brothers, and his cousin practiced in their band for this dance. It wasn't always easy for the girls and I to be away from Andrew for so long, but in the end it was worth it. The dance was so much fun and the guys did a great job with the music. There were about 500-600 people that showed up for the dance and of those people, we saw many friends that we hadn't seen in several years.
Even though it was loud, Nicholas and Ella both fell asleep!