Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Parties of April



 It's been a month for celebrations! We began with a baby shower for my youngest sister, Emily, who is expecting a little girl next month! With seven people to create the party we had the house filled to overflowing with flowers, paintings, and delectable food!

The shower was arranged to be a proper sit-down tea party with the food set out in three groupings to go along with the three flavors of herbal tea that were served. It makes for a fun evening and it gives me a chance to justify keeping a cupboard full of china and a closet full of linens!

Prom was next! This was Rachel's first. We have an exchange student from Spain staying with us this month and it was a new experience for her as well. I think I had just as much fun as the girls being involved in all the preparations, taking them to get the photos done, and then sitting in the corner of the restaurant enjoying dinner with my mom while the kids had their own fun.

And Easter followed a few hours after prom! It was a beautiful spring day with lots of lovely people around the dinner table(s). I just love all the pastel colors that surround us at this time of year! It's fun to have them spread across the table too.

The last of the Easter candy is still (miraculously) sitting in the bottom of the teacups on the table and we are all breathing a sigh of relief to have a quiet week. Laura, on the other hand, is counting down the days until her very own birthday celebration next week!


Everydaythings said...

Heather you are SUCH a busy family, and I enjoy reading all about your parties and other things, I look forward to seeing your blog when you update. BTW your daughter is just gorgeous! I hope she enjoyed her prom?

elizabeth said...

what a busy but beautiful time!!! it's so great to be able to use all one's prettiest dishes and linens! God bless!!! sending love your way!

Pom Pom said...

I love the pinky pink pink shower!
Aw! Rachel is gorgeous!
Easter looked joyful and light!
I don't blame little miss Laura one bit! I hope her birthday is glorious!

Lily Dennis said...

Love all the photos! Everything looks beautiful/tasty--and Rachel looked so pretty for her prom! Hope you are all well. ❤️ ~Candice

Reneelynn said...

the shower was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! and the prom looks like a GREAT time!!

reader19 said...

I just loved your peony watercolors! Spot on! You managed the exact shade of pink on those! Thanks for sharing your hospitality and flair for parties! I just wish I could have been there!!! On the egg hunt pictures, it is hard to believe Laura isn't the smallest girl in the group! She is one of the taller girls-- how did that happen?!?!! Sending Happy B-day wishes to her!