Friday, November 14, 2008

Two Cheers For Visiting Teaching

Last December as part of our ward Christmas party, we had a service exchange. Our volunteered service was to fix a yummy jambalaya dinner for the Kvarfordt family. We FINALLY made them take us up on our service. Since Melanie is my visiting teacher partner, we thought it would be fun to invite the other women/families we teach to the dinner. However, on Sunday we got new partners and people to teach. We decided to do the dinner anyhow and just invite all the new families too. So, Friday night, our house was packed with 13 kids and 12 adults for some yummy cajun food. Chris cooked Jambalaya and it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! The other families brought a salad, dessert or drinks. In my humble opinion, THIS is how Visiting Teaching should be done! A party every month. I asked them all to contribute to our "Thankful Wall" and visit with each other! The toy room was enjoyed, a tour of the house was given and "The Very Hungry Catepillar" and parts of "Madagascar" were watched.




Thanks to all those who could make it! (Dobbs, VonNeiderhauserns, Hadfields, Naylors, Kvarfordts, Trinkella) We are sad the Rodebushes couldn't come (son was sick, but I still took them some dinner.)

The Ladies (except for KimberLeigh who left before I pulled out the camera for this shot!)
You gotta love Relief Society!
Note to self: I don't normally like to hold parties! I like to attend them at other people's houses! Much easier, less stress. However, I am getting better at relaxing and realizing that everything doesn't have to be perfect! I even whipped up some last minute cupcakes without stressing about it. What is happening to me? Am I turning into a girl!?!? A cook?

10 comments:

Tara Bergsjo said...

You are so cute! Sounds like fun!!

Jacqui said...

Sounds like you married the right guy then...The bishop called Chris and I the party coordinators of the ward. I'm always up for planning a party. I guess that's why I have the best callings in the world right now...not to say I'm not exhausted and a tad bit stressed...YW...Enrichment...and Activities.

Kim said...

Michelle, you are amazing! You are always doing the cutest things. Seems like you always have something fun going on with your kids, family or neighbors.

Aaron and crystal said...

WOW It looks like you had quite the party going on there. And I didn't even have to fight to get into my driveway. Thanks for telling the guests to park elsewhere... ;O)

Veda said...

I love visiting teaching like this! Although, I do agree it can be quite stressful when you are the one hosting.

Tina said...

Sounds like fun! I agree, visiting teaching should be a party every month :).
We did an ice cream social once with our sisters once, but that's as creative and cool as we got! Bravo to you!

Katey said...

That really is how visiting teaching should be. I love visiting teaching and I am so glad to have that as part of my life. Good job on having an all out party!

Kristina P. said...

Not only am I a humor genius, I'm an actual genius. My IQ is like 104 or something, but I don't like to spread that around.

Thanks for your comment! And this sounds like an amazing idea. Don't even get me started on our branch. In Midvale Utah, I belong to a super inactive branch. It's tough.

And I've never had Jambalaya before. What time should I be over the next time you make this?

I'm adding you to my Reader and I will be back.

Roxy said...

What a fun event! You guys are so fun!!!

Kimberleigh said...

Thanks for the JOY. The jambalaya was fab, and I absolutely deserve your recipe! We savored the fabulous food. It was sooo good. Thanks! And I agree, this is the way to do VT! (Even so, after a while my social anxiety set in! LOL)