A Gusty Year
We had a girls' tea on Tuesday, complete with clotted cream and scones, finger sandwiches, and strawberries. We used the teacup collection that belonged to my mother-in-law Esther -- now gone 28 years. Tea is more fun with a six-year old girl in the family, but she wasn't the only one who was into it, I can assure you.
We also managed to stop by Swanson's Nursery for some holiday spirit and hot chocolates.
On Friday, as is our tradition, rain or shine, we went to get our Christmas tree. It was a rainy and windy day -- so much so that we lost power at the house, which gave us an excuse to take grandmpa and grandpa to the Bay Cafe for breakfast.
Not all these things are behind us, but our time together reminded me that great comfort is found in time together, sharing foods we love, and reminding ourselves that we have each other.