Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fellowship with friends....

Saturday our family loaded up in the van for a trip across the Georgia line to visit our friends the Hartel Family. I have known Victoria from the blog world for about 2 years, and last May Arthur and I had the pleasure of meeting her and her family in person at the GHEA homeschool conference. From that time on we have kept in contact, in March we saw each other in Spartanburg, SC while at the Teach Them Diligently conference. We planned right then and there to get together, soon! Well, Victoria went right home and came up with a few dates for us to come down to their home for a visit and dinner. We set a date, and I'm so thankful we did. We had a wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement.


The dinner they served us was wonderful, all of our children sat together....


Except Ruth Ella and Mary Ann enjoyed sitting at the parent table. For dessert they made Eclair cake, which Ruth Ella thought was the best thing she had ever eaten! After dinner I was thrilled to sip tea with Victoria, that was truly a treat!


The Hartel Ladies & The Munck Ladies


The Hartel Men & The Munck Men


Arthur, Me (Laura), Victoria (Vicky), Mary Ann, & Greg

It seemed our fellowship ended all to quickly, as the night drew to a close our littles were getting restless. So, we loaded up the van to head back across the line into Tennessee. Thank you Hartel Family for a having us into your home.

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Peter 4:10

5 comments:

Cinnamon said...

~~jealous~~ :-)

~Cinnamon

Cinnamon said...

p.s. I actually mailed you a letter ....I know, I know, don't fall over in surprise :-) Just be lookin' for it soon~

~Cinnamon

Anonymous said...

We had a wonderful, wonderful time and were so glad you made the trip down. We look forward to doing it again soon!

Victoria

Emily Fay said...

What a blessing to have such friends! It looks like it was a wonderful visit! Have a beautiful weekend~

Deb said...

Laura, here it is June 13 and I'm just seeing this post from back in May! How very special that you were able to visit the Hartels!! They will be at our home, Lord willing, this Saturday June 16th. We're looking forward to some great fellowship. I really enjoyed this post!