the summit 2012

Sometimes the behind the scenes photos are more interesting than the actual photo.
Yesterday we had our much anticipated day together.

This time we settled in at John and Marg's for a beautiful relaxing evening.

These two keep showing up at our parties...
always late...
and always funny.

Since some of the people from MennoMedia are attending a conference in Richmond for the rest of the week ...
it seemed like the perfect time to plan a time together.

It was the first time meeting Amy (standing below me).
She walked us through the creation of the book.
We have shared countless emails and phone conversations and from the time she arrived on the yard...
it was joy to share real time together.

Russ (and his wife Jane) also from MennoMedia shared dinner with us and we were blessed by their presence and their encouragement.

We sang together...
prayed together...
ate together...

and at the end of the evening we stood shoulder to shoulder in a circle while Amy prayed for us all.

This morning we are going to enjoy breakfast together...
some will continue on their vacation...
some will carry on to their conference...
and the rest of us will continue to enjoy the summer of 2012.

It was a very good day.
Life yesterday...really was like a bowl of cherries.

all for now...


  1. What a great recap Lovella - it was a wonderful day and the meal at Marg's so original and fun to share.
    Thanks to all who made the day one more to bank in our memories.

  2. It's so nice to see you all again! Great group photos --- both the formal and informal. Y'all look awesome --- and I hope you had some time for conversation about volume 2!

  3. I'm so happy for you all! There is nothing like being together in person and eating together!!! It looks like a lovely time!!

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful reunion/communion!!! Love those two from the "old country" who want to be a part of it all.

  5. So much fun to be behind the scenes with all the girls! Love your recap!

  6. It's been lovely to read the different posts on your summit - such a privilege to 'know' you all!

  7. What a great photo!! I can just imagine how wonderful it was for you all to be together again. And how lovely to meet the behind the scenes producers of your book. Like chatting with the ObGyn who delivers your baby! One of these days this non-menno is going to crash a party.I have the perfect excuse - I need to get my cookbook autographed!!

  8. I was here yesterday and meant to swing back around to comment. Hate to appear like the eager one leaping to be the first commenter. I think it just depends on one's posting and commenting habits how that works out...still, I wanted someone else to have the chance.

    That first photo is priceless and I can almost see the gears turning in your companions' heads as they try to decide whether to help you out or not. You two did very well in your skirts and all!

    Glad that everyone had such a fun day.

  9. I'll let you delete the extras forever... I thought my page was frozen... and just kept publishing.

  10. Great re-cap! I was a bowl of cherries.
    It was great to be together....the 10 of us:)

  11. It looks like a wonderful get together and another successful summit!

    I have been enjoying cherries for the past two weeks--I love when they are in season!

  12. It looks like everyone had a great time together. There is nothing quite like good friends.


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