Saturday, May 14, 2016

THE FIRST ANNUAL LADIES' BRUNCH

 

I got only 3 hours sleep last night but still got up early to get ready for the Ladies' Brunch at church today.  I left to pick up Debbie and we went to Shop Rite to get flowers for the tables.  

We got to church early and began to set up for the meal.  It wasn't too long before Genny showed up and between the three of us we got the flowers cut and put in vases, put out the desserts and made the coffee and hot water for tea.  Everything looked really nice.


 Genny and I worked really hard on the bulletin board yesterday.  The pink flowers are 3D and stand out from the board.


The theme was all butterflies and flowers.  The colors were light green, pink and lavender.
 

And look what I found at Shop Rite:  light green, pink and lavender roses.
 

The tables all set and waiting for the ladies to arrive.
 
 We had a smaller table for the beverages and desserts.

The food came at 10:30 and the brunch was set to begin at 11:00.  We set things up and waited.
 
The ladies began to trickle in and then all of a sudden a whole group came at once.  There was lots of talking, hugging and exclaiming over the pretty tables. 

I welcomed everyone and said grace and then the eating began.




There were bagels with cream cheese, butter and jelly, scrambled eggs, home fries with or without onions, cheesy potatoes, sausage and bacon.  We had coffee, tea, orange juice and water.  For dessert there were cookies, cupcakes and rice pudding.  Everything was wonderful.




Genny who is one of our deaconesses had invited a friend of hers as the guest speaker.  Here she is introducing her.


Sandy Hannibal was an excellent speaker.  She spoke on the fact that God has a purpose for each of our lives.  It doesn't matter how young or how old we are, God can use us.  Her message resonated with each of us I think.

 
I was so happy that Genny was able to get her to come.  What a godly lady she is.

At the end everyone helped to clean up and it took no time at all.  Genny had to leave, so I stayed until Sandy's husband came to pick her up.  He's a sweetheart too.  So funny.

When I got home I took a nap because with just three hours sleep I wasn't making it through the rest of the day.  But what a day!  It was so wonderful.  I hope we can have a second annual brunch next year.

Kathy

15 comments:

  1. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It was great. It turned out much better than I expected it to.

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  2. You blessed everyone with your hard work and with this luncheon.
    I think you should have a Second Annual Brunch next year.

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    1. I think so too! And I will start preparing much earlier next year. This was thrown together in two weeks.

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  3. It's hard to believe this was put together so quickly. It was beautiful!I was really
    encouraged by Sandy's speaking. Glad she was available.The food was delicious,the fellowship gracious. I'm already looking forward to next year! Kudos to Genny & Kathy .woof

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I thought Sandy was an excellent speaker also. Glad you are looking forward to next year.

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  4. Kathy, I think it's nice to have these ladies day gatherings. I hope you can have more of these great times together. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks, Susie. The next one is a Men's Breakfast.

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  5. You really do have a servant's spirit! May God bless you as you continue to bless others!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Linda. That was so sweet.

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  6. The brunch sounds like a good idea. Your decor is lovely and it was nice to find roses to match your color theme. Glad you were able to get a good speaker for your brunch and nice when you know someone that knows someone to recommend. :,} We are doing ok...just waiting to find an affordable car for Megan. It'll happen! Have a blessed week, my friend!

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    1. It was such a blessing to find matching roses. I gave them out to people today because they would not last for another week in the church.

      Hope you find a car for Megan soon!

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  7. You did awesome on the decor! Glad it was such a fun time! The food looks yummy

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