Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Gift!!

Well we had our Valeninte Tea today and I gave out my "special" gift. Like I said I my last post, a lot of the ladies bring little trickets to share with each other. And today was no differnet!!
One of the ladies made us each a quilted heart shape pin!

There were ten of us today and we had a wonderful time. The food was great and the company even better. As people arrived they put their tea cups at their place and the food they brought to share on the buffet.

I placed the "special" gift I brought for each of us at our place setting. We all opened them together.

I had been saving the Altoid boxes for awhile just in case I needed them and today they sure came in handy.

Inside there was a charm bracelet that I had made. Well, it wasn't like I made the charm or the bracelet... I picked out the heart charm and then used a straight wire type pin to secure it to the bracelet.
My plan is to create a charm and hand it out to the ladies each time we get together. I think in the next year or so we should have a nice charm bracelet to remember our get togethers and each other.
One of our original members of our group stopped coming to tea about a year ago. She has Alzheimers. She is quite young, but very sick. I see her every couple of weeks, and she still knows who I am, but it is almost impossible to carry on a conversation with her. And she knows it. Alzheimers... what a horrible disease!
I will drop off her charm bracelet on Tuesday when I take her Valentine to her. I know she will love it! She will always be a part of group!!
A couple of pictures of the table decorated for the tea.
Just love this veggie tray with the heart shape Jicama!! The ladies in our group are so creative!

Once again I am reminded of how lucky I am...our ladies group was only together for about two hours or so, but it's just long enough...We reminisce, take a quick poll on how many watch Downton Abbey, and share pictures of grandchildren.

Life is good.



  1. Oh, Chris, it all looks so beautiful! What a fun group! Your charm bracelet idea is just so "charming" :) Really, truly, not kidding! That's so sad about your friend - I'm glad you're still including her with a bracelet & visits. Such a scary disease!

  2. Did someone say Dowtown Abbey?! I can't get my hands on season 2 for anything!

    I was sick on Valentines Day but I still had fun eating candy all alone. :)

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