This afternoon we hosted a "Country Tea Party" for our friends from church. It was a fun occasion for enjoying special tea foods (sausage quiche, tomato/basil and cucumber/dill sandwiches, fresh veggies and fruit, citrus scones, biscotti, and more) and for fellowshipping together with friends. The highlight was a time of answering questions such as "What are some skills you are learning to become a better homemaker someday?", "How can we encourage our daughters to love being keepers at home?", and "What is your favorite hymn and why is it special to you?". Hearing the mothers and daughters answer the questions from their personal experience was truly edifying. We are so blessed to have friends who are training their daughters to be keepers at home by their example and teaching.
Part of the fun of the tea was getting "dressed up". Here is Allison in her finery. (Mrs. Beachy, thanks for the hats, dresses, etc.)

This is Chelsy -ready for a party!

Here we are at a table long enough for 22 of us- sipping our tea, enjoying the delicacies, and fellowshipping.


  1. How much fun!! I liked the part of dressing up... that was very nice! The dresses are pretty and Allison and Chelsey really look nice in them.
    BTW, Alli, did you get my letter?

  2. chels and alli--what fun! you gals always had the best tea parties anyway! :-) It makes me think of columns and chocolate... :-) sweet memories! I love you two, and have a blessed day, sistas! <3 Mari

  3. allison and chelsey you all look soooo cute all dressed up!!:)
    thanks for the update:)
    grace c.

  4. Got your letter, Alli! Thanks for the stamps... you're such a dear!


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