But indoors things were toasty warm...and we found venues where we were in the best of company.
For many years, our church sponsored a 'Walk through Bethlehem' during the Christmas season...featuring live animals, drama and involving huge numbers of people. It was time for a change...and this year we presented a Christmas Dessert Theatre. The production was first class...and the caste was superb...and one could not help but hear the true message of Christmas! Christmas is the beginning...what will we do with the Christ of Christmas? Let's not leave Him in the manger.
We attended Friday night's most excellent performance...and enjoyed the wonderful desserts in the company of good friends. The caste has worked hard for a long time...and will surely be exhausted when the weekend is over...as they have had two performances each evening...and are doing one final production tonight (a black tie event).
I was proud of them all...and (although I am admittedly a little biased) I thought the page in the red tie (Broni)...and the gal with the purple ribbon in her hair (Heidi), did a great job.
Saturday night we returned...not to enjoy the musical a second time, but to serve desserts...and wash dishes...and clean up after everyone else had left. It takes a lot of hands to sponsor events such as these!
Sunday...December 14th. I had circled the date on the calendar some time ago. We were invited to a Christmas 'bloggers with a purpose' party! Sometime this past summer, a number us us joined forces to co-author an on-line cookbook...with Lovella as our fearless leader. Not only does she administer the blog...she often needs to edit our bloopers...and keep us all organized. And since many of us had never met in person...she organized a Christmas get-together for those of us who live in this area...at her home!
The house was warm and inviting...the hosts were so gracious, despite being a 'little under the weather'...and what a fine time we had! The men-folk that came along had their own little gathering...which seemed to be right near the buffet table...and for good reason!
We all brought 'a little something' to sample...and I'm sure many of the recipes can be found in the Mennonite Girls Can Cook recipe collection.
It was so good to spend the evening chatting face-to-face...and by the time the night was over we were pretty much all related. It didn't take long to discover that we all had friends or family in common. What a fun time!
And as we were leaving to go our separate ways...someone suggested a group photo. Why not? It seems those who were not able to join us had requested photos!
Pictured are (l-r) Bev, Anneliese, Lovella, Julie, Kathy and myself. Unfortunately, Trish was already on her way home, so missed out on this one. Who knows...maybe one day we'll have twice as many in our MGCC reunion photo!
Enjoy the day...and keep warm!