Thursday, July 23, 2009

There's Nothing Like Newer Friends Either

Yesterday Rondell and I had some of our favorite people over for dinner. Sara/Elliott and Ben/Laura are members of our Small Group (Elliott actually leads the group) and some of the first people we met when we started going to New Life and joined our Small Group.

Summer is a really busy time for all of us, so it was nice to get our schedules together to have dinner. Rondell grilled brats, hot dogs and hamburgers...in the rain. Bless his heart. The kids played and we got to enjoy each other's company.

Here are Elliott and Sara. They have three beautiful children...Isabelle, Madeline, and Samuel.

Ben and Laura. Their girls are simply adorable...Ellie and Jane.

Here's an attempt at a kid picture...Jamison, Isabelle, Madeline and Samuel.

Here's a cute picture of Laura and her girls, Ellie and Jane.

Elliott being entertained by Caleb...he's so patient, Elliott that is.

I made strawberry shortcake for dessert. This is the way Sara's mom makes it too and so she was really excited. That made me happy. ***Recipe below.
Here are all the kids together (except stubborn Caleb)...Jane, Samuel, Isabelle, Jamison (laughing), Ellie, and Madeline.

There's nothing like newer friends to give you great advice, a little laughter and support!

18 comments:

Carrie said...

You're so right...friends are the best, especially when the kids can become great friends too! How cute are they! And the Strawberry shortcake, YUM! {Could you please give me some cooking lessons?}

So glad you could all get together for dinner and make time for some good memories!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

New or Old- friends are the best!!

Glad you were able to see so many great friends this past week! And thanks for sharing your recipe for strawberry shortcake! Yum!

~Becca

Emily said...

looks like really good times! and thanks for sharing the recipe!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love your evening-that is a joy in life-friends...and friends for your kids to have fun with. :)

schwadette said...

Looks like you guys had fun - despite the rain :)! The shortcake looks TOO YUMMY!!!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Friends are the greatest! Look at that yum, yum, yummy Strawberry Shortcake! Why is it that I'm always focused on the food???

Joanna said...

That looks like a great time with great food and friends!

Sarah said...

The shortcake looks fabulous!

J.J. said...

That sounds like sooo much fun!!! Love those homemade "cakes" for the SSC!!!

ohio12 said...

everything was so lovely..the food, your home, the shortcake and especially the company. thanks for hosting Kel!

jenjen said...

What a wonderful group of friends Kelli - you are so lucky! And your strawberry shortcake looks so delicious!

XOXO
Jen

Shannon said...

Is there anything better than good food and good friends to share it with? :)

jennykate77 said...

Get-togethers with friends are the BEST! That strawberry shortcake business looks YUMMY! I'll have to check out the recipe. Hope you're having a great week!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, it looks like y'all had such a fabulous time. The kids looked so cute!

I will have to try that recipe for the s/b shortcake. Looks super!

Ally said...

That looks like friends. Nights like that are the best.

Miller Racing Family said...

What a wonderful time it sounds like you all had. I agree it is always great to have good friends to help you through and give you a new look at life.
The strawberries and shortcake look so wonderful.
Have a great day!

JennyMac said...

Great pics. Everyone looks so happy. And I am immediately going to look at that Salted Caramel Cupcake recipe on your sidebar.

Vivienne said...

It looks like you had a great time! Those kids are all darling and it's nice to get together with friends. I love your attempts to get a kids picture.
:)