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Monday, December 17, 2018

ABF Christmas Party

We enjoyed a lovely Christmas party with our ABF...Adult Bible Fellowship, or what our church calls
Sunday School.

We met in Alan and Pam's beautiful patio home that was just the right size for the gathering which included a snack supper and a rousing game of Dirty Santa. I came home with a lovely ornament while Marvin chose a Decatur Christmas ornament. Our tree is looking very festive.


Here are the ladies of Kindred Spirits ABF.

And the fellas...


Everyone looks pretty good for the older crowd. We were glad to have two of our widower members in attendance. We do miss Robin and Laura....it is hard when your contemporaries have passed away. So thankful to know we will see them again one day. Our class has been together for a long time, some have been members for 20 plus years.  We have shared a lot of joy as well as sorrow and it has made us FAMILY as well as friends.

I hosted a brunch on Saturday for some of my Church Lady friends and this is the only picture I took...

We had a really good time visiting together.

And one final picture of Margaret doing an experiment at school, shared by her teacher on Facebook,

As you can see our family love of Christmas knows no bounds!!

15 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Food, fun and fellowship just cant be beat!

Sandy said...

You look great among your peers. I know it is hard on those that have lost their spouses. Mom really struggled going to her usual things after my step dad passed.
I am so glad they are doing science at Margaret's school. She is precious in her Christmas outfit.

Dianna said...

What lovely ways to visit and share the blessings of this time of the year that you have enjoyed over the weekend, Arlene. I love the look of concentration on Margaret's face!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love Margaret's outfit! It looks like everyone enjoyed the fellowship at your gathering. Arlene, I love those large ornaments that are sitting on your table. Where did you find them?

Carol said...

Looks like everyone is really getting into the Christmas spirit, Arlene! Only one week left :)

Arlene Grimm said...

Robin, the ornaments came from QVC.. They came in sets of two and I have the other two on my mantle. Not sure what company made them as I purchased them last year.

Arlene Grimm said...

Just looked it up and they are Kringle Express large ornaments. They came in several colors so you might see if they are still available.

Terri D said...

Holiday get-togethers are always fun! Your food looks delicious, presented beautifully on that table! I love those ornaments too!

Jazzmin said...

I can just imagine the joy of fellowship among you all and getting to spend such wonderful time with dear, Christ-like friends. Your party/gathering sounds like so much fun, and it sounds like such a blessing to be a part of an ABF group. I hope to do so one day. ...Your table for your church ladies' lunch is just beautiful, by the way!
Love the sweet photo of Margaret at school- always so neat seeing astute young minds at work and problem-solving.

Also, thank you so much for your visit today- I replied there too, but just had to say how funny that was about your kids hiding your tapes! Haha, I think that may be me someday if I have kids. And so neat knowing your a fan of his, too♥

Hugs to you, and wishing you every blessing of the season!
Jazzmin

Joyce F said...

Poor Marvin, always has to stand in the back! (We have a 6'5" son.)
Looks like a wonderful group and a nice holiday get together

Mary Hutchins said...

I love Christmas parties with family and friends. It just seems that everyone shares so much love this time of year. Your Christmas table looks very pretty and festive, very inviting for you friends. Margaret looks very interested in what she's doing and I love her hat!

Mari said...

Isn't it wonderful how close we can be to some of our church friends? Glad you have that bond and had fun.
Oh Margaret - how cute is that?

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

What a sweet group of sweet friends. So happy to see those who share their faith loving each other!

doodles n daydreams said...

It looks like you had a great fellowship meeting and celebration. merry Christmas to all.
Diana

Mary said...

Y'all look great!!! So nice that you still get together all these years. Love the look of concentration on Margaret!! She is a cutie!