Last month started out with a bang as we planned for the third annual Valentine's Banquet that our youth group gives to the married couples in our church. As a member of the planning committee, I was pretty busy, and that is mainly why I disappeared from here.
We held the banquet in our Pastor's basement, which is wonderful for our needs. Unfortunately, it is horrible for taking pictures, so bear with me.
We started out with this:
And after several hours of decorating...
Ended with this...
The banquet was country themed this year, so we used canning jars for cups, brown paper for table cloths, and roasted peanuts in paper bags for appetizers! It was more informal than other years, but it turned out very pretty!
On the menu this year:
Country Style Ribs
Rolls and Home-Made Jam
And, afterwards, the dish washing crew:
I was so proud of the boys for helping out with washing the dishes!
Cody, Jenika, Jay, Melody, Carl, Elycia, Joshua, Tanya(Me!), and Chancy.
Like I said, picture taking was a little difficult.
Cody, Jay, Carl, Joshua, and Chancy.
And the girls! I tried a little editing on this one, in an attempt to "rescue" it. =).
Melody, Jenika, Elycia, and I.