Tonight we attended our very first community event, Praise on the Hill. It was held at one of our local parks (it has a couple of large hills-hence the name of the event). I'm not entirely sure of the history of the event, but was an awesome time for The Valley to come together and praise our Mighty King.It was a wonderful time of listening to local church praise bands, playing in bouncy houses and on the playground, and eating yummy food that you'll only allow yourself to eat at fun events like this. However, the most awesome part about the event tonight was that we got to listen to/see Bethany Dillon and Caedmon's Call. Yes, these two large Christian recording artists travelled all the way to South Texas.
We really enjoyed listening to Bethany Dillon. In between songs, she shared a couple of tidbits about herself....she just moved to Dallas from OH and she just got married about 6.5 months ago. She seemed so genuine...and she even spent a few minutes signing autographs and taking pictures.
We also enjoyed praising with Caedmon's Call. Josiah and I walked up to within a couple 100 yards of the stage so that he could watch the band members play their instruments. His most favorite-favorite (Josiah's new term) was the drums and guitar. :-) Unfortunately, Randy had to be at the hospital early tomorrow AM for Rounds, so we left about 4 songs into their "set". While it was a little loud, the kids really enjoyed it....even Laney. She just loved watching all of the people (I think they reached their goal of 6,000 attendees). It was a very fun evening...for the whole family.