Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It's FALL for Tea Time

I LOVE the feel of the Fall air, so delicately brushing up against my cheeks this morning. I truly loved the walk into work for the Fall air was very gentle and the humidity had hidden itself. The smell of the fresh air was so soothing that I just wanted to turn around and head somewhere else to enjoy this day. But that couldn't be allowed, so I continued the trek breathing deep and smiling, hoping that the evening would be just as inviting. It gave me something to look forward to.

Days like today are wonderful for sitting by the water.

Or maybe just hanging out feeding the ducks, relaxing and enjoying the day.

Doodles got the most amazing set of Legos for her birthday.

We had a wonderful time putting it together.

It was such a cute little sweet shop with the most precious little people.
I'm sorry the shots are blurred a little. I guess the shinniness of
the tiles make it a little weird.

Doodles said that I didn't get a good shot of the girl in the door,
so I took another one.

This is the top view of the little patio. Do you see the cupcakes?

Here's a side view. Now do you see them?
This was the most awesome set.  I have always had boys. (I have
three sons.) All the legos that were bought was for boy stuff.
This GIRL STUFF is awesome!!
Doodles said that she enjoyed it so much more when we
put it together TOGETHER! That my friends is PRICELESS!
We did have fun putting it together and enjoyed playing
"The Little Sweet Shop." We got out some of the men legos
from the boys set, so she had plenty of customers.
One day I will show you the finished set.

Now on with my wish list!!

I am so drawn to the Aynsley China. I don't think I have seen
a set yet that I don't like. Here is a favorite I found today.
You can hit on the picture to make it bigger for 
better viewing...

Just look at this beautiful set! I love the deep gold and
brilliant red. The beautiful roses just bring a smile to your face,
doesn't it? Both the tea cup and saucer is signed, "Ja Bailey."

Now this one put a BIGGER smile on my face! I love the 
cobalt blue!! This has a fruit arrangement inside 
with the peach as the feature.

As part of the Fruit Series, here's one with the pear.
I just LOVE Aynsley!!

So let's join Sandi, Terri, and Martha for tea today!

Here's to your health!

I would also like to take the time to remember those
that were affected by 9/11. May God continue to
comfort you and keep you safe, ALWAYS!
My heart and prayers go out for you.

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!