My Family

My Family

Monday, April 29, 2013

Big Band Bash

Do you enjoy doing things out of your comfort zone or something you have never done before?  Well, I usually do.  Adam and Stephanie asked us if we wanted to attend a Big Band Bash Gala at the Omni Resort at Amelia Island Plantation.  The Gala was to benefit the Annual Jazz Festival on Amelia Island. We bought a whole table so there were 12 of us. Jason and I really didn't know what to expect but I was excited because it was a time to dress up and go out with friends and no kids - always a plus (I love my boys but it we need adult time as well). Thankful for my parents who are always so willing to keep the boys for us.

The Gala started at 6:30 with a reception time and then actual dinner was at 7. Thankfully we arrived a little early so we could take a few pictures - it's not very often that we get all dressed up so we need to make sure we document it.

Our table included Adam and Stephanie, her parents (Raymond & Gigi(as Brody and Trevor have started calling her), Gigi's mom and her husband, Marty and Neal Cochrane and his mom, and Gigi's sister Robin.

Our entertainment for the evening - a 17 piece orchestra with a dance floor ready to be danced on.

We had lots of entertainment for the evening - not just the music.  The 4 of us were definitely the youngest of the entire room so we stood out a little.  The dress attire was cocktail but some people took it a little further and gave us a lot of entertainment for the evening - based on our faces and the lady in the background.  She was probably in her 60's and was very proud of her body - we couldn't get a picture of the front without being to noticeable.

Since we stood out so much we were approached several times as to why we weren't dancing.  Well, most of these people knew how to really dance and of course we didn't know how.  Now we took some swing dance lessons about 14 years ago, but sad to say that I had kind of forgotten them.

Finally within the last 10 minutes of the evening the four of us headed out to the dance floor.  We were hoping to learn a few moves from Stephanie's grandma.

We had such a great time that evening and I am so glad we went.  Who knows it may become an annual event, but I think we need to take a few dance lessons before we go back.

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