Monday, February 4, 2008

Wonderful Weekend

Dan and I had a wonderful weekend! Saturday night's event was so much fun and money was raised for Celebrate Ministries as well, praise God! There were about 400 people in attendance, the place was sold out. We had a delicious meal, salad, prime rib, baked potato, veggies, rolls and assortment of desserts to choose from. Jay and Laura were fabulous, they are so entertaining and inspiring. We are truly blessed to be a part of their ministry. Dan and I were table hosts for our table, we invited three couples to join us. We were pleased to be seated right in the front row, had a great view of the stage. After the meal was finished the silent auction items were announced. Dan and I placed the highest bids on three of the items!! We brought home a gorgeous quilt and two gift baskets. Here is my quilt!

Close up of quilt pattern.

Somehow our table was chosen to come up on stage during the entertainment portion of the evening and participate in a dance step with Jay and Laura!! Um, I guess that was one the perks of sitting at table 1, in the front row?? lol It was fun, but a surprise for sure!! Love ya Laura!   
The couples we invited had a great time and were so glad that they went. I know at least one of the couples want to get involved with this marriage ministry. One of the things that was talked about Saturday evening was that the majority of churches have premarital counseling and crisis counseling, but there aren't programs set in place to encourage and equip those in their everyday, normal married life. It is so important to celebrate our marriages, making it a priority.
The bed and breakfast we stayed at was awesome!! It was the first time that Dan and I have stayed at a B & B. We loved every minute of it. We stayed in the historic Saravilla. It is a gorgeous place, with so much history. Here is another link where you can read about it and see more photos.

Take care everyone and I hope your week is off to a great start!