Monday, October 26, 2015

weekending :)







Our church's HeritaIge Weekend conference with author and historian Douglas Bond was a huge success! If you ever get the opportunity to hear Mr. Bond in person, I cannot more highly recommend that you do -- he's an amazing story teller who knows his Reformation and church history well.

Saturday evening was our traditional Heritage Weekend chili cook-off and dessert competition as well as our country dance (I shared a short video on IG of my Anna dancing (I'm DoleValleyGirl there if you want to take a look)). Those are AnnaLynn's cake pops, made completely from scratch (will have to ask here where she found the recipe and add the link later...). She didn't win, but they were delicous!

And to wrap up the festivities, together with a friend, I pulled off a taco bar for about 220 people following Sunday morning worship, which was, thanks to said friend's culinary talents (she's a caterer) rather tasty. :)  The cupcakes? That was my Friday morning. 240 of them for Sunday's dessert. Many, many thanks to the young ladies who came to church early to frost them!

Yesterday the weather here turned chilly and they skies gray...yes, it's raining! We need it so badly here.

Baby shower bonnets have been blocked, and my Citron received some much needed attention...

Sunday afternoon was knitting by the fire with a glass of wine from a favorite local winery -- the perfect ending to a perfect weekend!

Praising God from Whom all blessings flow...how was your weekend?

Joining Karen :)

~Lisa

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11 comments:

  1. Knitting and wine by the fire sound lovely. Your bonnets look adorable. I love gifts like that. I will have to check out Anna's dance on IG! I would love one of those cake pops too :-) Have a great week Lisa.

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    1. If I ever make it to Boston we'll have to knit and sip together! :)

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  2. I love cooking for the church and then enjoying the fellowship that follows.
    Oh to knit by the fire, I can't wait. We are still a little too warm to think about
    the woodstove, but hopefully it won't be long.
    Enjoy a great Monday

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    1. Hoping you get some cozy sit-by-the-woodstove-and-knit kind of days soon!

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  3. Those baby bonnets are so pretty. Love them!! Making that many cupcakes would be more than I could fathom. YIKES!!!

    Charlotte Moore

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Charlotte. :) The baking wasn't so bad...I sat in a comfy chair and knit inbetween batches!

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  4. what a BUSY!!! weekend....but full of fellowship of the very kind! :) You earned a rest this week!!!

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    1. If only... Hit the ground running this morning and won't have any down time until Thursday! :)

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  5. Bonnets = adorable! So sweet!

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    1. Thanks so much! They are fun to make and will make nice gifts. :)

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  6. you sure know how to organize an event! I cannot believe you made all of those cupcakes!!! Yum! I love the bonnets, your weekend is a fantastic one :)

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