"The Royal Court of Tea Sisters"will be holding their annual "Valentine's Tea" this afternoon.
Many things have taken place and our lives have changed since our last gathering which was at Christmas.
Especially for our dear friend Diane who nearly lost her husband.
I must report that he is doing so much better.
We were prepared for the worst......but this past month he has done a bit of a "rebound."
(Joyce and Diane)
I know this is mostly impart to our Loving Heavenly Father and to Diane who is one of the most amazing "Survivors" you would ever meet second only to my husband Don. HA!
She has fought and fought and revamped their lives and their home in attempts to save her husband's life.
And it's happened.
Mr. Bob is not 100% but he is still with us and he's so alert and talkative and it's been something that many of us have been very encouraged by.
Diane needs this time away with today with her Tea friends......and we need her too!
We had two special guests last time.
Christy and her baby came to join us...sweet baby wasn't feeling so well.
Christy and her baby beside Nana Marsha
Wonderful tea sandwiches were served.
Breads and spreads
Tricia made a wonderful ham and vegetable chowder.
These Tea event's are about more than the food.
Even though the food is a fun part of it all.
What these times are about the most is the
we enjoy together.
Of course we talk about current affairs, and what we've been reading and what new projects we may be working on in our homes.
During these hours together we "catch up" on what is taking place in each others lives and it always goes back to the things we hold dearest it seems.
Our faith, and our families.
Right now I am preparing the foods I am to bring.....
much like I was in December when my husband snapped a photo of me making my Cranberry Tea Bread.
Can you tell I was thinking "What in the WORLD are you doing??"
I was tired after working all day...and then was baking way too late at night.
The photo was his ideal not mine.
But I figured at that point...let's make the BEST of it.
Martha Stewart, eat your heart out.
My finished "Sweet"
And the finished "Savory'...Cranberry Tea Spread sandwiches on a special
"Chocolate/Cherry Bread" from Whole Foods.
I get CRAZY for Cranberry's at Christmas and do much with them baking and eating wise.
Today's foods will be different of course.
I'll have updates as soon as possible.
I better go "charge" up my camera right now!
I do hope I take more photos of Tricia this time.....
I seemed to have missed taking one of her last time.
We get so busy chatting and eating......we forget to record the day properly with photos!
We need a "man" photographer who doesn't care to enjoy tea with us.
I don't think it will be this man however......