At precisely 10 am the Mennonite Girls Can Cook planned to meet at the airport to welcome our out of towners...
Betty and Charlotte our two prairie girls and Ellen our south of the border girl. .
and us Valley Girls. . ..
all together at last.
How could we have known that just over two years ago we would not only created a place where we could share our family favorites . .but that we would also have become such close friends.
Daily emails and lots of phone calls. .and much planning brought us to our first ever reunion.
Kathy and Marg were unanimously nominated to be the social committee and did us proud at the airport.
They showed up a wee bit after the rest of the waiters. .
had us all nearly falling on the floor in laughter. .
as they had ALL the people waiting for friends and family. .
They were thanked as they left .. for the fashion show.
With lots of laughter and tears and hugs . .
we were off to my house for "high tea". . .casual style.
We kept smiling at each other . .
and had ourselves a bit of lunch.
The social committee girls had our first day all mapped out.
Our first stop was Neufeld Farms our first sponsor.
When I sent out letters to some of our local businesses . ..
they were the first to call and agreed to send money each month to MCC to feed hungry children . .
and in turn we have them listed on our sidebar.
Do they know how to make girls feel welcome or what?
A sign . .imagine that.
Keri. .a blogger herself ..
understood the camera's and with 10 stuffed in her pocket or slung around her neck. .
Our next stop was our second to join sponsor. .
Charlotte gave us the tour of their beautiful new facility and before we knew it. .an hour had passed as we chatted back and forth.
We feel so blessed to have both these businesses that our locals love . .
sharing our heart to feed the hungry.
Towards the end of the afternoon. .
we went to Anneliese's house to enjoy her special hospitality.
We relaxed in her peaceful and beautiful home. .
while she served us appys and finished creating her delicious meal.
After we had our two . .yes ..two desserts . .
Julie shared with us from God's word. . .
and we ended the evening each praying for the girl on our left.
It's hard to put it into words. .
it was so special.
OH. .but the time has not ended. .
Tomorrow . .our social committee has a day planned. .
and Kathy will give you the recap on Wednesday morning.
All for now. .