Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.
A group of women in our church congregation gathered yesterday for a birthday party! The honoree, our women's organization, Relief Society, just hit its 175th year! We shared laughter, food, quotes from past leaders of our organization, and gifts of service with each other. Laurie set the scene for our evening together, Heidi prepared the crockpot pork, Justin and Seth provided child care, and all contributed food for the beautiful Mexican salads and luscious desserts we enjoyed.
We left our tables for fun in the gym where we donned mustaches and headbands, all in the spirit of fun. When our donkey piñata was decapitated by the second strong young woman (these gals are serious exercisers) to take a swing at it, Laurie shook its contents on the floor. The scramble was not for the candy, but for the gifts of service written on slips of paper. They ranged from a gardening lesson to a vocal lesson to an evening of babysitting to mending and sewing projects to a meditation session to lunch at a local restaurant and many gifts of home baked food items. I scored with good friend Anne's homemade dinner rolls! Everyone pitched in at the end of the evening for clean up duty. And I kept my promise to not post any of the pictures I took on Facebook!
Just one of many luscious desserts!
The serious shot!
And the goofy shot!