and my chance to reconnect with old and new friends!
This may not occur to someone who is not familiar with moving, but with every new adventure ~ in this case retiring and moving back to our home after being gone for 8 years ~
comes the challenge of "connecting". That is finding a place to fit in, a group to belong to, friends who share common interests, a way to share talents and stories, and make new memories.
I volunteered for the food group and these two ladies were a blast to work with!
Mary Lou designed our matching aprons!
Some of the food was catered and desserts were brought in by members.
My chicken salad on green apple slices were a big hit.....
Everyone seemed to be on their spring diet so the "no bread" choices were popular!
........also the Antipasti on a Skewer!
I can't tell you how many deviled eggs Susie made
but each one was perfect!
We had adorable high school girls volunteer to serve for us
while we kept the food coming.
The decorating committee did a fantastic job of bringing a little spring
to our otherwise dreary weather with
hundreds of butterflies fluttering from the ceiling
in pink and green.
It was just a "love-ly" evening!