Friday, June 18, 2010

Amelia hosts a luncheon...

Alex was out of town this week, so Amelia and I kept ourselves busy with lots of different things. We had a few people over for a little luncheon and it was great fun.

There are two ladies in our former church that prayed for us for many years. When the time came for us to start trying to have a baby, they once again were prayer warriors on our behalf. Their names are Mrs. Clara & Mrs. Myrtle. They were like second grandparents to us. Mrs. Myrt was able to come see Amelia when she was in the NICU, but hadn't seen her since then and this was Mrs. Clara's first time to see her! They call on a regular basis to say hi and to see how my family is doing, but I was so happy that they could come for lunch!

I purchased this table cloth a few weeks ago. It's raw silk...not terribly practical, but it was so pretty - I just couldn't resist. I used all white dishes and used some regular plates as chargers. Bowls for our salad and small plate for our dessert. It was fun to set the table. I usually have large groups over, so it's always buffet style.

I made strawberry romaine salad w/grilled chicken. I made a lot because my nephews were here too and they eat like grown men. :)

Mrs. Myrt brought me these pretty flowers that she grows in her yard! I wish so badly that I had a green thumb. I love fresh flowers!

Enjoying our lunch and even more, the conversation!

Amelia sat and watched us from her high chair. She had a two hour nap before they arrived, so she was ready to entertain!

I had a variety of cookies for dessert. Thanks to the Keebler Elves & Pepperidge Farm!

And I made a fudge pie!

Mrs. Myrtle giving Amelia some love!

This is Mrs. Clara. Amelia gave them both a kiss on the cheek while they were holding her! That made their day...they just loved her. We are so happy they came to visit.

Aunt Joy w/her Amelia Joy.

It was a fun time and really made me want to start having more people into my home again. I feel like the house is cluttered with baby things on a regular basis and it takes a little more planning on my part. Amelia has to be bathed, clothed, fed, had a nap, etc...but that really doesn't matter. That doesn't need to stop me from having people into my home. The house doesn't have to be perfect to have a a good meal and conversation. I think it's important to use our spiritual gifts. One of mine has always been the gift of hospitality. I love to cook a meal and serve others in my home. I need to start using this gift to love on others.

So maybe you'll be the next to come over for a luncheon with me & Amelia!? :)

Love to all,


elainaann said...

Looks like you had a great time. Mrs. Myrt and Mrs. Clara look great!!!

Jen said...

What fun! You always do such a good job of entertaining! I, too, love having people over to my home, although I don't do nearly as good a job as you. :)

Regarding the proposal - Sir Loins Inn! I don't think I've ever heard your proposal story either :)

It was good to see you for a minute last night, we should get together soon!

Resisting Perfection said...

Those sound like some sweet ladies right there! What a blessing to have them in your life after they've shared your ups and downs. BTW, that salad looks delish!

Melissa said...

Miss A is getting so big! Her little smile is just adorable!!!

Amy said...

Oh that sounds just awesome! It's so funny because as I was reading I was thinking I'd comment, "Can I come over for a luncheon?" and then that's how you ended your post! Do you live in Arkansas? I am coming to Eureka Springs in late July ;)

becca said...

pretty soon I should have LOTS of flowers and you can help yourself... especially that lime green hydrangea. I have one giant zinnia blooming right now, but many more should follow. I planted seeds so they are just now taking off.

Girl with the Curlz said...

What a darling table. That salad looks delicious. Could you share your recipe?

Katie said...

What a sweet time! Can I come next? Haha. ; ) You have such talent.

All four of my grands are from Osceola! What a small world. ; )

Joannah said...

Everything looks so lovely! Jill, you are quite the entertainer.

Amelia is so precious. What a pretty baby you've got there.


Heather said...

That salad and chicken looks DELISH!!!!! Please share the recipes!! :)
Have a great weekend, girl!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

what fun, loved the table:)) its nce to have a sm. gorup sometimes:)

Anonymous said...

Aww..those ladies look great. They are the sweetest.

The Lynchs said...

Beautiful table setting! I love entertaining, too!!!

The Disheroons said...

Sounds like a great time.

Mel said...

This is so precious. You have such a fantastic social life. I have simply got to get more involved with church and my neighbors or something.

annalee said...

what a precious luncheon! from the guests of honor to the decor and spread!