We were privileged to be invited by Richard and Dorothy
to participate in showing appreciation to the Northview Pastors and their spouses again this last weekend.
We arrive on Sunday after lunch and by that time...
they have purchased all the groceries and Lois (their go-to florist) has beautiful flowers arranged and the tables just need to be set which our guys do with a kind of Downton Abby perfection.
Those of us in the kitchen watch each other cut and chop...
peel and roll...
think about all the menus we have served over the years.
This year the menu was..
Bacon wrapped sausages
Mexican tortilla spirals
Brie with pecans
Steak with mushroom sauce
Turkey roll wrapped in bacon
Green beans with pearl onions and carrots.
Greek and Spinach Salads
Coconut Cream Pie
It is great to be able to see our pastoral staff in a setting where they can visit as couples...
laughing and eating and being on the other end of serving.
we cut up the pies...
and packaged up their take home treats.
Dorothy made up big scoops of cookie dough and froze it to go along with their hot chocolate for two!
We were some of the first couples to ever stay night at their beautiful inn...
a decision that we have never regretted and was the beginning of a friendship that has blessed us many times over.
It's a weekend we look forward to ...
from year to year.
all for now...