Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to Tea Tuesday

Well, I missed Tea Time Tuesday last week. A lot has been going on in my world. Remember that tooth/teeth situation I talked about before; well, I was finally able to get it repaired. I have been recovering from oral surgery and finally back to work. I'm not so sure that I am completely thrilled with it just yet, but time will tell.

Also during this time of my recovery, my in-laws had to come to my house to escape Hurricane Isaac. They were planning to come visit later on this year, but the hurricane just hurried things along. It was great having them there. It was my mother and father-in-law and my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. My husband and I have had his family stay with us before when Hurricane Katrina happened. During that time we had 11 people living with us for 2 months. We had converted our garage into a bedroom during that time. But since then it has become a "catch-all" room. You know what I mean. When you get tired of something in one room, you then take it to this "catch-all" room for it to stay for the remainder of it's time or until you know what you want to do with it. Well, we had to hurry up and clear things out or mainly "rearrange" so we could use this room again. Everything worked out pretty good. They had one dog and 2 cats that they brought with them. I felt so bad for the cats for they had to stay in their cages the whole time. They got here on Saturday and left on Sunday. That's quite a bit of time to be stuck in a cage. They were very scared and the dog and cats don't get along so we couldn't let them go in the house. I just felt horrible, but the brother-in-law would get them out and hold them for a bit. And I'm sad to say that I don't have a picture of any of them to share.

By that next Saturday, Doodles had a birthday party! It is so hard to believe that she is 10 now!!

She wanted to hold the party at the local skating rink and
she doesn't even know how to skate. BUT BOY DID
SHE EVER HAVE FUN! Here she is standing with the 
DJ being recognized for her birthday. That's one of her
best friends standing next to her.

She got tons of presents!

This is her excited Mommy!
The theme was "Monster High!"
Her grandmother Jessie made this wonderful, delicious cake.
This cake was SO MOIST, it's making my mouth water just 
talking about it! YUM!
That's my mother-in-law and my soon to be sister-in-law in the background.
This is Doodles having fun opening some presents.
This is Little Bit putting on her skates. She is so adorable!
And there she goes! Off to enjoy herself! She actually started 
getting the hang of it pretty good.
There goes Doodles! She got pretty good as well!
I could never skate well at all. So I am glad they try so hard to 
be good at what ever they do. I'm very proud of them.

Happy Birthday, Doodles!!
Hope all your wishes come true!

Ms Teen - Victorian Rose Tea Set
In honor of my granddaughter.

Let's join Martha and Terri for tea.
Here's to your health!


  1. HI, Brenda! Glad you're back and up and 'skating'...

    Your granddaughters look like they are having a great time. Happy Birthday to Doodles. The cake is wonderfully decorated.

    Many blessings for the day,
    Marianne xox

  2. You've been busy! Adorable granddaughters and the Victorian Rose Tea Set is a beauty! Happy Tea Day!

  3. Love the Victorian Tea Set and happy birthday,Doodles!

  4. Thank you for your precious sweet words on our little princess Brenda. God is good indeed. So thankful that your inlaws are doing well and had a home to go back too! Those storms can sure put the fear in us all. Looks like your precious granddaughter had a great birthday. Love the tea set in her honor today! What wonderful memories for her! Hugs and blessings sweet friend. Cindy

  5. Hi, Just wanted to drop by and say HELLO. It's been a busy week/month --and just gonna get busier.

    Glad you made it through the oral surgery.. Sounds like you have been as busy as I have been... Glad the family could some and be with you during the storm.

    Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.. Beautiful tea set .... Bet she'll inherit that one day!!!


  6. Hi Brenda: I am so glad you got that tooth fixed. PTL! A tooth ache can just ruin your day. Your Granddaughter is beautiful. I hope your family's home is alright. Your tea set is stunning today. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

  7. Hi Brenda,
    Glad you're feeling better! I hope all is well with your family's property! We are receiving the remnants in rain right now. The earth needs a good soaking here.
    Love the tea set. It is gorgeous!


  8. The birthday party looks as if it was a lot of fun. I suspect the adults enjoyed it as much as the kids did. I hope your in-laws didn't suffer any damage from the hurricane. It's good you were able to provide shelter for them.

  9. Hi Brenda,
    that sounds good that your tooth are fixed and I hope, everything will turn out as you like. The birthday party looks fabulous. Happy belated birthday to your sweet granddaughter. Isn't that amazing how the hurricanes bring the families together? I know exactly what you mean with "catch them all rooms". I have a lot of them in my house. LOL
    Your tea set is very special. I love it.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  10. HI Brenda... Wishing you a speedy recovery with your teeth.. Looks like you celebrated in great style...Happy Birthday to your Grand-daughter...Hugs

  11. I hope the tooth surgery went well Ms Brenda!

    In the past, some relatives stayed in our place too for a couple of months when one of the volcanoes had a major eruption. We were far from the province but the ash fall reached our place! It was really an experience...

    Happy birthday to Doodles! :)

  12. Hello Brenda,
    Thank you so much for your kind comment! I am slow this week due to my injured left hand. I am seeing the hand surgeon on Monday. Hope he can help!
    How lucky for your family that you have space for them when they are visiting (or in need at a moments notice!). After you just having your oral surgery, it must have been a bit challenging.
    I hope your mouth has healed now. And that you are feeling all better.
    Doodles is adorable! She sure does look like she had fun. The tea set is totally gorgeous! Is that her birthday gift?

  13. Hope you will be feeling better! Glad Hurricane Issac was not too bad. My pets do not like to be caged or put in a carrier when we go to the vet. Happy birthday to Doodles.........she is so cute! Love that pretty tea set!