My dear friend, Vee.
If it had not been for you I would not
have known that two of the wonderful ladies
who put together the Mennonite Girls Can Cook
Cookbook were coming to Lancaster.
I've seen much about this book on your
blog, A Haven for Vee, but I was not
familiar with these lovely ladies.
Therefore, it only seemed fitting that you should
come along on the evening's adventures.
I hope you don't mind that Chelsea and I had to
carry you...here and there.
You seemed to like Subway pretty well.
I mean the Sunchips were practically plastered to
your face you were so enthusiastic.
I hope you don't mind that we didn't get you
a sandwich of your own...
but your appetite didn't seem quite up to par.
Maybe it was all of those chips....
Mom and Georgia cleaned their plates,
so to speak, and then we were all ready to go
to K-Mart to gather supplies for their upcoming
trip to Guatemala.
I know, it was news to you too.
These ladies and their Mission trips.
I can hardly keep track.
But we were able to get some crayons at a very
excellent price for them to take along for
distribution to the children when they go.
Oh, and speaking of children,
I knew that you must be a very excellent
Noni when you insisted on taking a ride with
Bert and Ernie.
We thought it just a bit odd, but hey,
you are the hero here.
The life of the party.
Without you it would have been another
night sitting at home
cruising the web.
So, when you really wanted to ride the dragon
too we just had to agree.
I mean you are just so cute, and all.
Your body seems to adapt to changing
conditions rather well.
I mean a smaller ride,
a smaller you.
So, Vee, after you had enjoyed all you
could stand of these exciting rides we were off
to the Berean Christian Bookstore to
meet up with our friends from
Mrs. Rabe, Emma and Rachel were waiting
patiently. I guess we let you play just a bit too
long. Couldn't have been all of the time the Moms
spent in the Dollar Tree looking at
little toy cars for the children.
Well, we walked into the bookstore and were
so happy to see two lovely ladies just inside the
door. They were dressed to perfection and I had
the definite feeling I recognized them from Lovella's blog.
There were Lovella and Anneliese!
We were greeted warmly since I had posted a comment
on Lovella's blog today letting her know we would be
She was delighted that we brought you with
us....you two being so close and everything.
I mean, when you are the force behind the book
title you practically should have been signing those books
yourself! I asked and was told the whole story about
the book naming....Your story and Lovella's match
perfectly! She gave you the credit!
I was so proud.
So, we tried several times to get this
photo. Just look at how pleased Lovella
is to have her photo taken with you.
Other ladies just didn't understand
how awesome our plans were and they
wanted time with Lovella and Anneliese too.
Alas, finally we were able to get Mrs. Rabe's
attention again. Let me tell you, Mrs. Rabe in
a bookstore is a fascinating thing to behold.
She loves them, I tell you.
But we were able to get her to join us.
Be honest now,
Does this look awkward?
Maybe just a little.
But there were four cameras pointed at us.
Where were we to look?
There, that was a bit better.
What fun this was!
My book now looks like this....
Beautiful handwriting by both ladies.
After we helped Mrs. Rabe find a Bible
for a girl in our church who
will love having one all her own
we headed out.
We were off to get ice cream.
The girls were so happy to spend time
You and Deanna chose a Peanut Butter Cup Sundae.
It looked amazing...
I would have taken a picture of it if I hadn't had
my face in my own sundae filled with Chocolate
and peanut butter goodness.
Thank you for inspiring a
very fun evening.
I owe you!!