Okay, so I'm not really a reluctant entertainer. I mean, that's why we went through a major renovation---because I wanted to bring people together in
|Photo courtesy of Amazon.com|
This past week, I invited a few friends over for dinner. A "few" equaled about 35 people. We have wonderful friends from the Dominican Republic who are visiting the U.S. for the very first time (getting that Visa was a looooong time in coming). Our little church helped them build a church in a barrio outside the city of Santiago and we have also built a mission house there. It's a wonderful relationship which has resulted in several mission trips in the last three years. We love them. Like a lot. Anyway, we wanted to have them in for dinner. One thing led to another and I just started inviting anyone who'd ever gone on one of the mission trips, or been interested, or happened to pass by me at any given moment.
|Is she not the cutest thing? And she brought some of her famous||homemade wine, her "best yet".|
And, literally, throughout the whole time, I was taking Sandy's name in vain. I think her little ears might have been burning on Tuesday afternoon. I was also hearing her little voice in my head saying, "It will all work out, Jan," which is what kept me from going all the way over the deep end.
|Thank you, Heather & Jeff, for doing ALL those dishes while Jordan & Matt look on.|
|Jordan brings out the bubbles!|
Jairo tells Steve and Pedrito a story.