For most of our married siblings we've enjoyed hosting a Pampered Chef shower to help the couple stock their kitchen with all sorts of helpful tools and gadgets. So, with the wedding soon approaching, we girls put our heads together to plan and prepare for a shower for Ryan and Ruth.
Since our family is spreading out and juggling different schedules, we were especially grateful that the Lord worked it out for everyone to join us for the weekend. Many hands make light work, as Dad always reminds us, so preparations for the shower were a fun teamwork project.
It was a special time having our entire family together. Including our Grandparents! During the shower some watched the grandkids, some made the food, some did the talking, some led the games and some sampled the food.
Part of doing a Pampered Chef party is having the couple make a dish that everyone can enjoy later. Ruth and Ryan did pretty good!
During the demonstration, they shared the story of how God brought them together. They are still hoping to write it up for you to read sometime before the wedding. But since it is not quite the first thing on their priority list it hasn't happened yet. Stay tuned!
35 years and counting for this special couple.
Of course, what is a shower without games?! Alan led this one which brought a lot of laughs and participation. Alan would read off an item that the group of 12 volunteers had to find in the crowd before racing back to their seat. While they were gone someone would remove a chair so that when the players came back one wouldn't have a place to sit and would be out of the game.
As each player got kicked out he had to draw a paper from a hat that told them a small thing they had to do for the couple sometime in the next year. After the game was over and the room settled back down we enjoyed a table full of food. Apparently we enjoyed the food and fellowship so much that we didn't get any pictures of that part of the evening.
Thank you to each person who came and had a part in filling up Ryan and Ruth's new kitchen!
All because two people fell in love...
"And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the day approaching."