Friday, September 30, 2011

Class 2011 Fall Semester

These are the beautiful ladies in our class this fall minus one.
I have loved sharing gracious hospitality with these ladies.
Their love for one another, their eagerness to learn
 (and jump into any challenge I gave them)
and their willingness to share their talents and gifts with each other
 has made it a pleasure and a blessing to teach them.
Thank you ladies! You will always have a special place in my heart. 
I have been truly blessed.
Back row Left to Right: Jennifer, Marissa, Glenda, Diana, Kathlene, Karen, Jenae, Rebecca
Front row Left to Right: Lauren, Ravy, Mary, Ann, Kim
Debbie was unable to be with us on this day.

Our Home, a Bed and Breakfast

Making our homes a welcoming place for traveling guest and ministers is a blessing for us as well as those who need a place of rest for a time. Preparing a special breakfast for our guest is real treat.
Today was especially fun and an ambitious task as we were creating several recipes. As usually these ladies rose to the challenge and we shared some delightful treats.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pumpkin Roll

Coconut Cream Pie

Rustic Pear Tart

Sweet Treats

Working to perfect our pastry making skill can sometimes be a challenge.
But the final product is always delicious.


Some of the best ideas are free.  The challenge was to create a tablescape. You could not buy anything but you were allowed to borrow if you did not have enough to complete your theme.  As students of SIBI this can be a real challenge. Many have moved here with only the bare necessities for the next two years. But, with much of their belongings in storage the ideas flowed and the tablescapes were beautiful. I love how we have a samples of elegance, cultural experiences and real life brought to the table.

 Karen  presents "Chocolate Indulgence"

 Lauren presents "Thanksgiving at the Kids Table"

 Diana presents "Out of Africa"

 Glenda presents "Game Day"

Janea presents"Orient Express"

Marissa presents "Heart of Harvest"

Ravy presents "Love for Cambodia"

Jennifer presents "Turtle Love"

Mary presents "Malawi Customs"

 Ann presents "Bed and Breakfast"

Debbie presents "Warm Welcome"

Kathlene presents "Holiday Cheer"

Friday, September 16, 2011




In the kitchen baking bread with one of the most fun classes of all time. These ladies take the task very seriously as you can see. What a great time! The reward was well worth the wait.