My Home Away From Home ~

Three of us girls at the MGCC summit were from out of town and we were graciously hosted by Kathy and Bev. Bev was my hostess and her home was my home away from home. We arrived to her house late on Tuesday in the rain and darkness so I really wasn’t sure of my surroundings. When I woke up on Wednesday morning this beautiful view greeted me.


Bev and her husband are in the middle of renovations on their home of 35 years. They have a wonderful piece of property.


On Wednesday evening after our cruise on Harrison Lake (photos to follow soon) we had a wonderful barbecue meal at Bev’s house.



Bev had also created a lovely place card for each of us with a personal Bible verse written on the inside. We sensed a confirmation from the Holy Spirit that the verses were meant to affirm each of us personally.

My verse was Proverbs 3: 3-4 ~ Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favour and a good name in the sight of God and man.

We started our meal with a yummy shrimp cocktail. Then we enjoyed some barbecued pork loin, baby zucchini, roasted potatoes with carmelized onions and corn on the cob. Bev’s helpful husband barbecued the meat and the zucchini and made sure our glasses never went dry. I just have to interject here that all the Mennonite Girls husbands really contributed to making our time together memorable by helping out with babysitting, dish washing, photo taking and letting each of us take time away from our normal responsibilities at home. And they did it with joy!! The Mennonite Girls Can Cook have fabulous husbands!!





Bev kept talking about Mt. Cheam and whether or not the clouds or mist would clear enough for me to see it. On my last morning at Bev’s I think it showed up. Is this Mt. Cheam Bev?

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “My Home Away From Home ~

  1. AMEN to what you said about us having fabulous husbands…
    I knew I did .. but when I saw how the others also pitched in with whatever they could … I thought… wow … that is neat!

  2. Mennonite girls have fabulous husbands – another blog?? What a fantastic view and they’ve had it for 35 years already. That’s amazing! So great how much fun you all had. What a blessing!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ellen ..I love the picture view of the bridge from the top story. What great shots you took. You really did capture the essence of your hostess and her lovely surroundings. The meal was spectacular . and like you said. .we do have some really wonderful husbands.

  4. OH, yes, you did miss the hike up Mt. Cheam….next time…
    We had too many other things…you would absolutely love it.
    You are so right about all of our husbands….if those men didn’t love us, we would not have the confidence….what a blessing.
    I love your photos and you have represented Bev’s place and the beauty around us with such poise…..

  5. I’m enjoying these happy posts so much! I have to figure out how to get notice that you’ve blogged, as I keep missing posts …….off to solve that mystery!

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