Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Photo Challenge

Hi readers!

Happy Spring! I am entering a contest and I was asked to describe what Spring means to me. Spring is my favorite season. After a long, cold, snowy winter I am so thankful to see the early signs that warmer weather is just around the corner. The birds begin chirping out my bedroom window, the crocus and tulips begin to pop their little heads out from a long winter's sleep, and new life is all around.

Sometimes I dream of living somewhere warmer but I wonder, "Would I appreciate Spring as much as I do?" I am so thankful for the sun that comes out more and more everyday. I am able to take off my winter coat, hat, and mittens and feel the warmth of the sun again. Thank you Lord! It reminds me of my new life in Christ. The old is gone and the new has come. There is newness of life all around. The beauty of my Creator is everywhere. The magnificent color, smells, and sounds are music to my ears. Thank you God for my life I have in You. Thank you for Spring, my favorite season. If you would like to join the contest click the button below.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tea Time

Today my mom surprised me with lunch at the Sweet Afton Tea Room. What a nice way to end the school week. I had the delicious chicken pot pie and sampled some of the delights my mom had with high tea.

My french vanilla tea was lovely in the pretty tea cup.

This is one of the tea pots at our table.

We enjoyed sharing strawberry scones and cranberry orange scones with a dollop of devonshire cream and lemon curd.

The high tea included cucumber tea sandwiches,turkey sandwiches,quiche,fruit and pickles.

We ended the meal with sharing a lemon tartlet and chocolate one. Absolutely divine!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Background

I'm planning on doing a post tomorrow but I thought I would try out my new background. How do you like it?

I hope you all are having a great week !

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just Because

Today when I got the mail there was a surprise waiting for me. Little did I know my mom and dad bought me a wonderful gift.

When I opened up the wrapping I found a lovely journal. I noticed this journal in an etsy shop and thought it was so cute. We previously have bought from the seller and have loved her work. I showed it to my mom but didn't know that she bought it.

This is what it looks like inside. :)

Here is the back.

Here are the goodies she included in the package. She is so sweet.

I love this journal. Especially because of all of the European things. I have always
wanted to visit England and Paris.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my new found treasure. :)

Do you keep a journal ?


Monday, March 7, 2011

The Gift Of Letter Writing

I thought I would share with you something that means a lot to me. I have a special box that holds treasures from friends near and far.

My box is filled with sweet words of kindness, thoughtfulness, encouragement, friendship and love. I love writing letters as well as receiving them from friends and family. Some I have met through blogging . It is amazing how God can joy hearts together from across the country. He is the one that binds us together.
I just want each of you that write me to know how much you're appreciated. Wishing you God's love and blessings today.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pay It Forward

I still have 2 more spots open in my Pay It Forward. If you would like to enter you can go here

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.