Last night Mark and the girls went to a Father-Daughter Dance, arranged by our friends Ryan and Eve. A church in Raleigh puts on a dance like this every winter, and Ryan had taken his 2 daughters for a couple of years. But when things got too big and the church decided to limit participants to the members of just a couple of churches, Eve and her girls decided they would just have to plan a dance of their own! So they rented the Youngsville Community Center, sent out invitations, burned some CDs with dance music, and they were ready! This was a dressy affair; everyone brought a dessert to add to the dessert table. ( unfortunately, the platter of cream puffs that Amanda had worked so hard on crashed to the floor as they were leaving the house, so they didn't make it to the table...) There were about 15 dads with their daughters, I think - girls ranged in age from 5 up to 20! Sarah, who loves to go out dancing with her college friends, ended up teaching quite a few dances to the less experienced attendees. Long-stem carnations were provided for each girl, and and one by one, each dad presented one to his daughter(s) while saying a few words about her! Although the air conditioning was set on High, things were pretty warm and sweat was flowing. But the smiles say it all!