Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Icing on My Cake

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I have been blessed with some beautiful girlfriends in my life. Girlfriends who I can share almost anything with, who help out in time of need and add so much depth to my life. They bring me many happy moments and add a bit of sparkle to my days. They are the icing on my cake.

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My cake, of course being my husband (he actually said he is the cake tin, holding me together), my children and my faith, but those girls are the sweetness on top. Their laughs and love mean so much to me. This year I decided that on my birthday I would give back to them. Hence, my little morning tea.

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I have never really done anything like this before, a party to say thank you to all of them. But it has been so enjoyable and I do recommend it. I have made lots of special treats, filled the house with flowers and written a card for each of them. I also have a little present for each of them to take home.

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It is going to be a fun day.

13 comments:

Catherine said...

That is the sweetest thing that I have heard today. Have a wonderful time celebrating.:)

chaletgirl said...

Happy Birthday! You share Emmeline's birthday today!

Your morning tea looks simply beautiful! Those roses are divine. I hope you had a lovely morning and a wonderful birthday.

Eva's House said...

Such a good idea! I'd love to be there! Happy birthday and have a wonderful day :) God bless you!

Stu said...

Tam, it was a privilege to be one of the treasured few! Thank you for a lovely day, a special gift and simply beautifully written words. I feel honored to have been a part of your birthday, love Caroline.

two little buttons said...

what a wonderful idea. i think it it so important to treasure true specaial friendships. i have stored your idea away for another day. i love the real rea cups and beautiful roses.

kelly said...

oh happy birthday! i hope you had a lovely time...and how could you not? your tea party looks wonderful and i'm sure your friends were thrilled to be thanked in such a sweet and kind way. i'm sure that you must be a very dear friend to them too. thanks for highlighting how we should treasure these special ones! XxX

Cathy said...

Thanks Tam, I too feel privileged to be one of your friends. We don't see each other as much these days, but I always know that you are there and hope you know that I am here for you. The morning tea was just as beautiful as it looked in your photos and the food divine! I am still thinking about the gorgeous creme brulee. Thanks again Tam!!

Melissa said...

Thank you Tam for a lovely day. Everything was perfect and special, and leading up to this crazy christmas time, it is so nice to take a step back and appreciate what means the most; the special girlfriends in your life and the wonderful friendships and conversation. I am priviledged to be part of the the icing on your cake! Melissa xx

Mandy Hawkins said...

Your friends are in for a real treat. You've done such a lovely job getting ready for the morning. Let us know what food you prepared. Were children invited too? How did it all go?
love to hear,
Mandy Hawkins.

Amanda said...

What a lovely idea! Those roses look stunning as do all your pretty tea cups and saucers.

Corrie said...

oh looks straight out of country living US! well done, how sweet! I love it all, oh the roses!

corrie:)

amy said...

Absolutely lovely! The roses-wow!

ingrid said...

A belated Happy birthday to you!

What a wonderful idea for a party. I hope you all had a fabulous time.