We invited a lot of our friends and acquaintances from church over to our house for a grill out.
First some pics of the preparations...before our guests arrived. =)
I made sugar cookies (and Mary who just heard me read that out-loud said, "And I LOVE THEM! =)
Kimberly and Sarah helped me dip ALL of my sugar cookies.
I LOVE this icing recipe where you can dip your sugar cookies and not have to spread on the icing. =) ~
I LOVE wooden boxes and am always keeping my eyes open for one that I like. I've asked a couple or so store owners how much they would charge me for a certain wooden box, and they have GIVEN me the boxes. =)
This one Sarah and I found on the side of the road. =)
I got the Argentina Tea (Mate) bag out to tuck down inside something, to help it stand up...but I DID NOTICE that it was red, white, and blue. Later Phillip suggested that we use it as part of our decor. =)~
Sarah and I were walking to a party store to see what they had, when we passed a BABY STORE with THIS RED, WHITE, AND BLUE BANNER hanging in the window. I was DELIGHTED with the banner that Jesus helped me to find! =)~
Above one of the food tables, Phillip hung my fun banner and balloons for me. ~
(She is to be in a wedding on Saturday, and Kimberly had practiced her hair do on her WET hair the day before, so thus the "permed look." =)~
(The Sweetened cond. milk and jello idea comes from Costa Rica and Colombia. )
Due to our missionary lives...our family is such a MIXTURE of cultures now... you never know what we will serve next. =) ~
Phillip did that (and Leo translated) and then Phillip ended with ...even though we may all be from different countries, we Christians are just pilgrims here and our MAIN GOAL is to make Heaven our home.~