Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hospitality: Simple Pleasures

 We love to welcome people to our home, Creekside Cottage.  Right now we have my niece and two great nephews visiting.  We've had wonderful adventures, but they also have enjoyed time here at the Cottage - chasing chickens, collecting eggs, helping to feed the horses, climbing trees, riding a horse.  I take great delight in knowing that they will have memories of summer at Auntie Dee's house.

There is so much joy in getting to know them, and seeing them enjoy new experiences. Our desire was always that our home would be a place of welcome, no matter how old or young you are.  

On Sunday I am hosting a baby shower for my daughter Emily who is expecting her first baby in late September.  Its a girl so I am having fun gathering a lot of pretty things to decorate with.  I am still quilting the baby quilt, and maybe doing that until Saturday night!

I'm looking forward to welcoming the friends who will attend to celebrate with Emily.

Joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday with Jemma, Laura, Stacey and Laura!


  1. Deanna it's so wonderful that you are getting to spend time with your niece and nephews. I know the boys are in hog heaven playing with all the animals!
    Have fun with the shower! Little girl stuff is always so cute!

  2. We are kindreds in this regard, Deanna. I love extending hospitality too. It really is a joy to open our homes and welcome people and share the love of Christ with them.

    Best wishes to your daughter. There is nothing quite like that first baby experience.

    Have a fantastic day,

  3. It's nice you have extra family around to help celebrate the shower (though little boys may not be interested.) Looks like you have had a fun and busy week.

  4. Oh how wonderful to be looking forward to a dear granddaughter. Thank you so much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.


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