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Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekend Recap ~ bragging on my friend Angel and my kiddos

I pray everyone had a blessed weekend! We sure did!! My kids and I had the honor and privelege of helping Angel prepare and setup for the wedding she was catering!
We had an ABSOLUTE WONDERFUL time and we worked our fannies off too! Both my kids and I were up early and on the road headed to Angels where the work had already started and everywhere you looked was Food, Food and more Food!

I knew Angel had a successful career as the Sweet Lady and even though she has made the decision to release that position so that she can enjoy her family she had this last job to do and I have to say ....She did an amazing job! I know the Lord has to be smiling down on her and so proud of the way she did everything! That girl was organized to a "T", Full of JOY and Praise, and Wow ...the food was awesome and the tables were ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! We all laughed and laughed and then laughed some more! For me, watching our kids together is just so amazing as Angel and I were their age (or younger) when we were first met one another and became best friends !! So without further ado....here are a few pics from our day!


The Master Mind ~Angel, Hard at work!!



The Gang! minus Dan who was taking the pic! Yep, that's my goofy girl with the "green" eyes ;) Isn't she silly!


Friends who work together, laugh together and Love the Lord together! How blessed are we!!


Drew and Jen ....can't believe we got a pic with no funny faces!! Aren't they adorable!



One of her tables with the Famous and "First time attempt" Fruit Tower


Rest of the table with more of the delicious goodies!



I am so thankful to have been able to share in this day and was sooo very proud of my kids! They worked so hard ! Everyone did! It was such a blessing to be a part of!


Colossians 3:23 instructs us

"Whatever work you are doing, do your best as if you are doing it for the Lord...not men
!

I love how the Message version goes:

Servants, do what you're told by your earthly masters. And don't just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you'll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you're serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn't cover up bad work

This is how each and everyone worked for this Bride and Groom! What a blessing!

20 comments:

Sandy

So beautiful! What a great job everyone did!
I would love to dig into all that delicious
fruit.
Blessings,
Sandy

The Real Me!

Wow! You all did an amazing job. It looks like a lot of work but giggling your way through it helps!! LOL!
Love you!
Kim

Denise

Friends are so awesome, the food looks delicious.

RCUBEs

How wonderful to see you and your friend and everyone involved and working together. Both of you, setting examples yourselves to your children of what the true value of friendship is. Even more special knowing Who has a hold on this friendship. The table with all those goodies made me hungry! [I just woke up and haven't eaten breakfast yet :)]...Blessings to you sister Loren and may God bless you and your friendships...

JC Dude

OK, now I'm really hungry! What a wonderful time you must have had! God is sooo good!

NanaNor's

Happy Monday Loren, Loved seeing the pics from your time with your friend. What a friend you are to help with a wedding-what joy for all of you. Your kids look like they are wonderful helpers plus just plain fun.
Have a great day!
Noreen

Connie

Oh, this just makes my heart so happy! What a beautiful job everyeone did, & you enjoyed so much fun & laughter in the process. I'm applauding & smiling so big :)) Love, Mom XXOO

Debbie

What a fun thing to do...and I think it is wonderful that your kids got involved and saw that HARD work can still be fun and satisfying. I'm impressed with the fruit tower. Looks good. And yes, they are adorable...Have a wonderful day. HUGS, Debbie

Angel

Oh Loren, I just love you!! Thanks for all the help and all the praise!! Wouldn't have wanted to do it without you guys!! It was so much fun and a huge success!! I love all the work, but hearing and seeing the JOY is the best part!!

I, too, love watching our kids together after all these years!! You are so right, We are very Blessed!!

Sandy

Thank you for sharing this! The food all looks beautiful and delicious! I can see the JOY coming from each of your smiles! Colossians 3:23 is one of my favorite verses. Looks like Angel could keep her business and continue spending fun time with her family, but I respect her decision! Thank you again for sharing, Loren!

Dianne

My goodness mercy! Looks like I could just pick one of those strawberries right off the table and Drew and Jen ARE precious.

I love it when friends and family work together. Not many things bring greater joy.

Love you dear friend,
D.

Studio JRU

Oh wow... it looks like you all had SO much fun! How sweet for you guys to go over to help her out. Everything looks amazing! What a beautiful friendship you two have! :)

♥Jennifer

Barbie

Looks like so much fun. I am hungry looking at all of the pictures!

Mildred

What fun photos Loren! What a blessing to have such a "forever" friend and so nice to see the children helping out. The food and presentation look wonderful.

Bernie

Loren, these pictures of your children and your friend are adorable as are you.....what a lovely arrangement of fruit.......:-)Hugs

Debbie

Love your photos! I love that your kids and you have fun together too. That fruit arrangement looks so beautiful.

He & Me + 3

Seriously jealous. You all had so much fun and made the prettiest table I have seen. That fruit and veggies look so yummy. I am so hungry. So glad you got to help your friend and spend time together too. what fun!
Hugs,
Mimi

Ruth

that looks like so much fun... how nice of you to be helping! and the food... wow! I'm hungry now..:)

jayayceeblog

The Colossians quote is perfect ... thanks for sharing! Hard work aside, that looks like a fun day and the tables of food were gorgeous! You two look like sisters. It's so special to make life-long friends. And it's wonderful that your children get the ongoing benefit!

Girly Muse

The pictures are so great! That fruit tower looks AMAZING!!! And looks like you had so much fun during the whole process. So fun.

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