do you love it or hate it when there are lots of people in your kitchen?
i love it.
especially when everyone is cooking alongside me.
we invited jess, her mom kathy and her sister ann over for dinner after the craft fair
to get to know heather, sarah and julie a bit better.
it was an all girls' night!
craig had taken the boys to a football game so the house was full of girls.
lauren took all of these pictures.
we made chicken enchiladas...using the laptop as a cookbook...how very 2009.
sarah was appointed queen of the cream puff squares.
fyi....we did not use syrup for our enchiladas.
while we were cooking annie heated up some left over pancakes and ate that...and had some juice.
and we're fancy...no placemats...paper napkins....the cleaning chore chart still on the chalkboard!
i can't get it all done...thank goodness. now you know for sure that i am normal...i think.
waffle is always in the middle of a party.
kathy brought some Cora dresses for the etsy girls...they each have little girls at home.
don't you want every one of them?!
i know there are 100's of people waiting for their shop to reopen....patience ladies....patience.
all in one picture.
it was so nice for all of us to get time to talk in real life....not just email.
that was one room FULL of creativity!
we discussed sewing machines and homes and fabrics and blogs and all kinds of goodness...even martha!
the whole weekend was a bittersweet blessing.
God had it all planned out.
He knew from the beginning how big these women's hearts are.
how much love there is to give.
there is nothing we can say to make jess feel better or her arms not feel so empty.
but we can support her and show her His love the way Christ calls us to do.
i read this translation of Philippians 4:13 from Kenneth Wuest in our bible study...
"i am strong for all things in the One who constantly infuses strength in me."
i liked the idea of Christ infusing us with strength.