Last evening was our annual Ladies Christmas Tea.
It was the first year that I was not involved in the planning.
Granted, my friend Mrs. Rabe, has always been the
planner, decorator and hostess of this tea
but I was her trusty sidekick.
With the coming of more people to our congregation
there are more people to share their gifts
and our new friend, Amy, joined
Deanna in the planning and presentation this year.
They did a wonderful job!
As someone who has been involved in just about
everything that has happened at
Sonrise Christian Fellowship for the past
twelve years it is amazing and wonderful
to see this taking place.
Kind of like watching your child grow up
and leave the nest successfully.
The decor was gorgeous as usual.
Georgia brought poinsettias
which were put to very good use
in the table decor.
Deanna and Amy brought lamps to
warm the room.
No harsh overhead lighting.
New this year was something that needs to become tradition.
Young men served us.
And they cleaned up.
Yes, that includes washing all of the dishes.
Anthony offers us an amazing tray of pastries.
After the food was served
we played a game
I'm sure you've played that game
where you choose a gift and then the next
person gets to take it or choose their own?
Well, we did it with unwrapped ornaments.
I'm not sure if Laura got to keep this one
or if it was "stolen".
In the background you can see Laura's oldest
brother pouring water.
He has been a huge help to me this year
during my busy season as he has started
playing the piano for worship
every other week.
He seems to love it
and does well.
I don't think I want him give me the boot
completely but it is soooo nice to
get to be freed up for more opportunities to
sing (I'm not so good at singing while playing)
and to chat with my friends.
I find myself more involved with the other
ladies now that I'm not
"tied" to the piano.
I didn't realize how much of a difference
But it does and I am enjoying
This was a simply delightful evening.
Good times with family and friends.
Excellent mint tea was my tea of choice.
We kept those guys hopping!
That was fun!!