Teaching Good Things

Practical Skills for Real Life

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A Grandmother’s Tea Party

a grandmothers tea party

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We’ve had my mother and grandmother visiting with us for the last few months. This week they left to go back home in upstate New York.

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But before they left we hosted a little Grandmother’s Tea and invited some friends to bring their grandmother.

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I had hoped for a beautiful spring day and have the tea outside, but we were rained out, so Emma graciously offered us her dining-room.  I’m grateful for a daughter that is hospitable neighbor too!

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We enjoyed some scones with strawberry Devonshire cream, cucumber sandwiches, cake, frozen grapes and tea of course!

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We spent a little time talking about good tea etiquette and the right way to sip tea.

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This was Javi’s first tea party!

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These girls were giggling over Emma’s romantic wedding pictures!

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Friends that could pass for twins.

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What’s a tea without gloves?

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Don’t you love it?

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Sweet friends!

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Peach Turns 5

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Last week we celebrated Peach turning 5!

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We started the day out with an afternoon at the park with our friends.

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It was kind of funny… 3 families = 17 children!!! Ya gotta love big family life!

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Then we had a family birthday dinner at Emma and Josh’s!

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Not sure what we did before God gave her to us 2 years ago. :)

LOTS of excitement!!!

God is good!

birthday cake

I made her cake using fondant and buttercream.

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