Hello everyone. I hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday, we did some cleaning in the garage (maybe we'll be able to park the van in there soon!) and I did a little more gardening. We are supposed to get rain for the next three days so I wanted to get the last of the flowers into the ground.
Saturday night, I did some cooking and baking in preparation for Sunday. I cooked some ground beef and made cookies. Sunday morning, I put the meat, along with spaghetti sauce into the crockpot and set it on low.
We had a special musical guest visit our church today. His name is Nathan Tasker and he was the 2006 Christian Artist of the year in Australia. He and his wife just moved to Nashville Tennessee this January. I haven't listened to CCM (Christian contemporary music) in a few years (I do listen to older stuff, like Stephen Curtis Chapman, Out of the Grey, Caedman's Call, etc. ) but I will definitely be listening to Nathan's music!
They came over to our house for lunch today, along with our pastor, his four children and a married couple and their 15 month old. This particular couple just moved into a new apartment and their main water pipe broke over the weekend, so no hot water! My friend is 9 months pregnant so I talked her into coming over for a hot shower, I can't imagine having to have a cold one!
There is nothing like rushing home from church to clean the ring around the bathtub (blush!), but luckily we had a 1/2 hour head start before anyone arrived.
I quickly set the table...
...and set out the drinks. I usually make lemonade, iced tea and put out soda, if we have any.
We also had spinach salad, french bread and these No-Bake Chocolate Cookies (which were delicious, Clarice!!)
After dinner mess...
Thank you for looking at my Sunday pictures!
This coming week I'm going to take you on a tour of my spring gardens. I hope you like looking at flowers! :0)
EDITED TO ADD: I don't want to give the impression that *everything* went smoothly yesterday! I overcooked the noodles so they stuck together. I suggested using scissors to cut them apart! (I have actually had to do this before!) Also, I ruined the other dessert I baked, so Phillip ran to the store for ice cream and cones. Of course, the kids didn't mind that. :0) Oh, and that ring around the bathtub...I couldn't get all of it. I have been learning a lot about hospitality from Copperswife. She is doing a wonderful series on the subject right now so be sure to go visit her!