I thought you would enjoy these pictures of our very fun Winter Family Dance shared with good, Catholic friends!!
Our dance is a FAMILY dance. Everyone, from Grandpa and Grandma down to Baby and Toddler is welcome at our dance. We visit, we snack, we sit and listen to the music….and a lot of us dance!
Our dances are not “do your own thing” dances. We have square dances, line dances, polkas, children’s dances, etc. There are a few Traditional Western Swings and a few Waltzes.
Our dress code is strict. Anyone that comes into our dances with a less-than-modest outfit won’t feel comfortable.
So….it is a FAMILY AFFAIR.
And if you would like to take part in our next one, which will be part of our whole Traditional Family Weekend, block off your calendar now!! It will be the Weekend of July 15 – 17th, 2016.
There will be a dance, conferences by FSSP priests, a High Mass, a Talent Show, Volleyball, Board Games, a Family Movie….and just real good fellowship.
That being said, here is a video of the Children’s Train Dance led by our son-in-law, Devin and our daughter, Theresa and their little family. And following the video is the gallery. Click on the first picture to view the gallery.
And after you view the pictures, etc., check to see who won the Rosary Bracelet and the Ginjen Flower Accessory by scrolling to the end of the post……okay you can do that first!! 😀
Preparing for the dance. It is always lots of fun to have the girls over and see their excitement as they get their hair done in up-dos and put their gowns on!
One side of the long 11 foot table is being used to get ready……
The other half of the table is used for the important stuff……..the favorite right now is the card game “Spades”!
Daniel from Texas
Olivia, Felicicty, Francisco
Ready to go to the dance!
Daniel, Vince and Gabe. Michelle VanderPutten (cousin) made the vests!
Hillarie and Olivia
Margy, Gabe from Missiouri and Felicity
Ernie brought many youth from Texas…..they had a grand time and are hoping to come back for the Family Weekend in July!
This awesome family, the Heschmeyers, are the backbone of the Festivities. They would deny it, but don’t believe them! They do all the sound and lighting…..very professional!! Thank you, Heschmeyers!!
Devin and Theresa looked very handsome in their orange matching outfits!
Half of this very large room is for the visiting and snacking! It was full by the middle of the evening!
Michelle and Gabe
The girls set up their little table to sell some flowers. Vriginia’s husband usually helps a lot at these events but he was at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
The Children’s Train Dance. It was so fun to see all the big and little people take part!!
The party after the party. Although the dance ended at 10:30, the kids didn’t get home until midnight. They make sure the hall is very clean so we can stay in good graces with those we rent it from. It is a big hall, gets very messy, so it is a lot of work!
We let the visitors stay until 12:30 so they fit in as much music and chattering as they could before they all left for the night…..
Daddy is tired. See the big flower he bought from his daughter? He just can’t resist them and will wear them for the night and then they end up in my basket of flowers…. 🙂
After everyone left, we chatted about the evening and had some much-needed “down-time”.
Breakfast the next morning brought about 60 people to the house! That’s a lot of eggs!! Everyone pitched in so it is not much work for anyone in particular!
Dominique VanderPutten (cousin) from Texas!
Madelane and Trinity from Texas
Tristan from Texas
Ernie, Michelle and Regina turning out some tunes! Lovely!
Looks like it was a beautiful time! Those little rosaries are quite lovely.
Could you also remember the repose of the soul of a father who died suddenly leaving a wife and eight children, thank you! Requiem in pace.
It is always a treat to see your gallery of photos, Leane.
I am so happy you gave the date of the next Family Weekend. We put it on the calendar and are hoping…..