Friday, December 3, 2010

A Progressive Dinner

Last Wednesday we had a Progressive Dinner for the young women in our church.

I was too excited, so forgot to take pictures of the appetizers at my house until after we ate most of them. 

Sorry, not the best picture....but hold on, it gets better.

One of the girls asked me before we left my house, "Are we suppose to bring our plate with us to the next house?"
I just thought that was the cutest question!

So house #2 we had the main dish. One girl looked at the tables and said, "This is the fanciest dinner I have ever been to." 

Wonderful chicken, pasta and crockpot carrots. Seriously good.

The conversation was the best. I sat with the 12 and 13 year old girls and wondered what they talk about over dinner?

So one of the girls asked if we knew that the shortest man in the world is only 12 inches tall. The girls looked concerned, and one sympathetically said, "I hope the other kids didn't make fun of him when he was in high school."

I said, "I really don't think he attended high school."

At this point,  3 of the girls opened their mouths, and their jaws dropped as if they were thinking...'you mean being short is reason enough not to go to school?' Trying to break the shock, I said, "Look, if he is only 12 inches, he would not be much bigger than this candle here on the table. I can't see someone 12 inches tall walking the halls of a high school. He'd get run over."
For some reason I was the only one who felt like laughing. But I didn't. Not till I got home.

Then finally house #3, The Albas, for dessert
But I got so taken in by the retro lights on her tree that I forgot to take pictures of all the cookies!
Dessert, then charades.

Such sweet, sweet girls. I know there couldn't possibly be a 12 inch man...right? But I was so taken in by the concern our girls had for him. This little guy who doesn't exist (I googled looking for him) but they think he their worry over his high school days was real. I love our girls. They have such big sweet hearts.


Scrapally said...

What a fun evening! I love that idea! And you have really cute girls in your ward...I would love having a conversation with any of them. I would like to know where they heard of a 12 inch man... :) and would love someone to share the recipes of your evening!! Great job you ladies are doing with the YW!

McKenna Heasley said...

We loved the story about the 12 inch man. McKay and I laughed so hard as we read that. We definitely share your sense of humor.
McKay and McKenna
P.S. We found this on CNN about the real shortest man in the world. He is actually 26.4 inches so double that height. Here's a link

Grandma Honey said...

Scrapally~ I will try to put the recipes from this dinner on in a few days. It was so good that I made it the very next evening for Dennis and he loved it too. I think every girl there ate it all.

McKenna~ I can picture you and McKay laughing! :)

Thank you for the link! I went to it...very interesting. 26 inches is still very small.

Dad and Susan said...

Your camera is the BEST! You always get such great pictures and the larger size makes it a real pleasure to follow your blog. You had shared the story with us, but seeing the pictures made it all come to life. I love Young Women leaders! Love, Dad and Susan

Sue said...

That tree has me wanting to go back to colored lights!

And I am still chuckling over the 12-inch man. If he did go to high school, I'll bet he ruled the hallways! (Isn't that what rulers do?)



Karen Mortensen said...

Sue is bad. ha ha. It looks like a really fun activity. I love the way some people think sometimes. That is nice that they were so concerned.

grandmapeg said...

I loved seeing the pictures of your progressive dinner! All of the table settings were very nice. I am the same way as Sue in wanting to go back to colored lights on my tree. That tree is so very pretty! The food looked delicious!

Anna said...

Jill, I am now laughing my head off about the 12" man. I didn't want to hurt the girl's feelings by telling them that there couldn't possibly be a 12" man, and I must say 26" also sounds almost impossibly small. Oh well, it was a fun evening and I'm glad the girls enjoyed themselves. said...

I hope you didn't laugh at us after we would come over with our silly YW banter! Haha...that was a great post, Jill! Good for a laugh tonight! ;) You are so good about making youth feel comfortable and getting them to talk about anything without reserve...I'm sure the girls love ya! :)

Grandma Honey said...

Natalie~ Oh there is no place I would rather be in the church than with the youth. And I hope it didn't sound like I was laughing at them...I wasn't. I just kept picturing this 12 inch man! I'm so naive that I really didn't know if it was true till I went home and looked it up! I was just impressed with how caring the girls were about this non existent 12 inch man.

I thought we had some great times in the past. I will never ever forget all you did for me back then. I think in many ways you were all my introduction to teenage girls so I was prepared some once my boys started dating.

Heather said...

Sounds like you had a great night with some sweet girls. I'm very happy there is no 12 inch man. :-)

Grandmotherfairy said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures and the laughs this morning...

darlene said...

I love how you minister to the youth!

Ammy said...

I love the Young Women and miss serving with you in that calling....still I have a very special place in my heart for "my mia maids"...I call all of them my favorites.

Eileen said...

Oh, Jill, I can not stop laughing here! A twelve inch man! I have tears running down my face I am laughing so hard! My family thinks I am nuts sitting here laughing at the computer!
Jill, you are too funny!
Now I have to research this too!

Sweet girls!
Sweet post!
Love and Prayers,
PS ~ Thanks for posting the food and tablescapes! I love looking at that too!

Eileen said...

Okay, now I have to stop laughing because there really is a tiny man! But the girls don't have to worry about him he's fine.
He's a teen from Nepal and he's twenty-two inches tall and he weighs about ten pounds (?????? Can that be possible?!). He turned 18 in October and he now holds the world record for the tiniest man. His name is Khagendra Thapa Mager. He has a rare condition called Primordial Dwarfism that affects something like only one hundred people in the world. According to the New York Post "he's a tiny teen, full of life and he enjoys the spotlight"! He was in New York recently!

Can you imagine?
Love to you,