My Family threw a surprise tea for my 18th birthday. It was a wonderful gift in itself!
Here is the food we ate. *Yum* There were scones, lemon-poppy seed muffins, apricots with raspberry cream cheese, cucumber and tuna sandwiches, all the fruit you see we dipped in the chocolate fondue, and lots of delicious apple cake!!!! I'm getting hungry just reminiscing about all the treats!! :P
Here are pictures of all the tables. L-R: Anna (friend), Jean Marie (friend), Paulina (friend), and Emily (sister). Great friends (and sister :)!
And now we find table #2, L-R: Mrs. Krause (Paulina's mom), Mrs. Galke (a mentor of mine), Mrs. Morrison (a wonderful lady), Mrs. Fambrough (Jean Marie's mom), and Mrs. McFarland (my Latin teacher). All of these ladies came to the tea and shared some words of wisdom with me for reference in my years to come! Wasn't that nice?!?!?!
Introducing my table, L-R: Honey (my grandmother), Mrs. Akins (a long time church friend), Me (the birthday girl :), and Sharon (another friend :). The ladies from this table also shared a word of wisdom.
Here I am with a lovely journal from Mrs. Morrison. I am trying to keep it faithfully so that I can read through it again someday and see how I've grown over the years.
Olivia took this picture (a nice one, no?) of a necklace my Aunt Kim gave me and she (Olivia) also got my ring in the picture. My daddy gave me the thin ring with the stones that day after he gave me his charge, which was accompanied by a trickle of tears. I love my dad so much!
Here I am, fiddling with a paper from Mrs. Blizzard. She wasn't able to come :( but she did send along a letter of what she would have told me had she been there.
In this picture mom gave me 2 bolts of fabric that I absolutely love!! I hope to spend a couple of days sometime soon to sew a dress with her from the fabric. That will be so fun!!!! (Danielle is in the lower left-hand corner)
Jean Marie went a little overboard in her description of me...think you not? *hehe* "Love You, Jean!!!!" :D
In this picture I pulled out the card that was in the envelope above. Jean Marie has the habit of completely filling up cards with her writing to the person she is giving the card to. She had out-done herself this time by even writing all over the back of the card as well. That is the reason for look on my face...I was looking at Jean, laughing because of the amount of writing she could fit on that card! "Thank you Jean, it makes the card very special!" ;)
My Aunt Kim was the 'official' photographer/movie person (i don't know what else to call it ;) and when I can get a picture c.d. from her, I'd like to put up a group picture and a picture of each lady with a quote from their words of wisdom.
Thank you Dad, Mom, Emily, Olivia, and everyone else that helped!!! It was a wonderful tea that I shall NEVER forget! Love you all!