This has been the “in between” Week.
And as it draws to a close, we see the start of our 2 Residential Youth Camps, Junior Youth Camp( JYC)-ages 8-12, and Senior Youth Camp( SYC)-ages 13-18.
From Sunday to Thursday I was happy to billet Desirae and Josiah, from Edmonton. When Josiah arrived he presented me with this lovely bouquet, which is still flourishing and which I hope to paint before it fades.
Monday I had a wonderful treat when mu dear friend Michelle ( a
former Team Member,Leader and Committee Member) came to visit with her 3
little ones. We ate muffins and drank juice and tea, I painted the
girls’ toenails and the hats I made ALL fitted
and seemed really
Oh! it was a blessing to see all of them and to meet 2 year old
Alban for the first time!
It was unfortunate that only 2 of the Team Leaders were available to attend the whole meeting but 2 others came for most of it, and I was happy to present the Annual Chicken Awards to each Leader!
We all enjoyed a dinner of Fruited Chicken!!Salad followed by Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Raspberries.
( we will miss you Emma), 2 other former Team Leaders (Jan1ce and Jessica) join us!- Welcome J&J!!
Thursday the Huyers (Directors of SYC) and Andrew, one of our Team Leaders who is staying on as Staff at SYC all arrived to stay the night.
That evening we attended the Prayer and Praise Service. It was a wonderful evening of just that—Prayer&Praise!
Wil had a very
good time hanging out with everyone at the Staff Retreat and sampling
all the crumbs and leftovers that came his way!!
It was also lovely to spend a bit of time caring for my Godson William and to learn that I will also have the honour of being Godmother to his little brother Alexander Anthony.
The Christening will take place in Ottawa at the end of September.
Hmm, must start thinking about a cool Christening Gift????
Weather permitting, I’m hoping to tackle the rather long grass on the lawns and also to make a start on those 14 Team Evaluations!!!
I’ve had requests for several recipes served during the past week
but thought I would skip back to the Team Leaders’ Evaluation Dinner and
include the one for the Fruited Chicken Salad. (sorry, no photo, they descended upon it too fast!!)
So here is …….
1/4 snipped chives
Section the oragnes over a large bowl, reserving the juices. Slice bananas, diagonally, and add to the bowl with oranges and juice. Add yoghurt and mayonnaise and toss, gently.Add chicken nd bacon and toss again.
Make a bed of cabbage on a serving platter, arrange salad on top and sprinkle with chives and almonds.
Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.