last week we had the distinct pleasure of welcoming our neighborhood into our home for dinner. every tuesday ben and i, along with our upstairs neighbors ben and kevin, run an afterschool bible club in our living room for the kids in our neighborhood. we average between 6-12 kids, and it’s pretty awesome. the kids learn a new bible story each week, play some crazy game that ben (my ben) comes up with and they sing some fun – yet worshipful – songs with yours truly. and once a month a family from church cooks a meal for us all to enjoy.
together we set up card tables, broke out the extra chairs (and the lawn furniture for that matter), set the table, tossed the salad, and served each other drinks. several kids paired up with an adult to complete each task, learning to serve each other. conversation is always lively to say the least, but by the end of the night everyone was full of enchilada cassarole and the love that only true shared community brings.
unfortunately, our meal fell on the same tuesday as the massive blizzard so our wonderful cooks couldn’t stay for dinner. we are still very appreciative though – thanks nancy, becky and brian!
as promised at the end of my last post, here is the remainder of our photographic house tour!
(applause and celebration)
this is mine and ben’s room…rather sparce i know. just imagine the possibility of those white walls though once they are clothed in a nice, warm, grey and accented by spashes of yellow and aqua in rich fabrics and fun prints a la dwell studios
for the time being though, the walls are white and my only hint of lovely deep yellow is the yardsale lamp on our bedside table next to my edith schaeffer book and inspiration sheet. think what could be, not what is.
onto the kitchen…
this has unexpectedly turned into quite the post, so my thai salad dressing recipe will have to wait for next time. thanks for reading : )
grace and peace,