Wednesday, August 5, 2009

One is Silver and the Other Gold

When I was a child, I listened to the “Wee sing” series of tapes. They had little songs for children; some silly, some Bible songs, some patriotic, etc. One song that was more of a proverb has been going through my head this weekend, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” This is so true; what a blessing it is to have friends, old and new! We were blessed to have a wonderful group of friends before we moved, and while never forgetting or losing love for those friends, we are gaining new friends here, too.

I am convinced that one way to make new friends, and to show them how much we love and appreciate them, is by cooking. So that is exactly what we did this weekend. We served Boston butt with homemade BBQ sauce, two salads, sweet potato fries and strawberry shortcakes for dessert. All in all, it was a great meal, and we truly enjoyed the company.

Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take pictures of our dinner party in the midst of everything, so all that I have is a few photos of the shortbreads, sweet potatoes, BBQ sauce and the tomato salad.

One great side effect to having new friends over for dinner is that it lit a fire. That fire pushed us to finish setting up our living room (or at least what we can do until our sofa arrives), clean the apartment and ready everything for guests to actually see. So, here they are, photos of the final (or semi-final) product:

Our Bedroom

Another Shot of the Bedroom

The Living Room

The Bathroom

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1 comment :

MaryMartha said...

YUM! Homemade BBQ sauce...can you put that recipe on here :) Your place looks so cute..great job! We miss you!