Thursday, February 4, 2010

An Anniversary Tea

Yesterday, we surprised Moose with an anniversary tea and he surprised us by taking the day off. :o) A few weeks ago, as we drove past the tea room where my friends had a surprise birthday party for me last year, Cookie Monster saw it and said, "You know, Mom, we should really take Dad here. If you wanted to go for your anniversary, i wouldn't mind coming along." ;o)

Speaking of C.m., she took this picture. We look like proud home owners, eh? Don't i wish!
And once we had made reservations, my parents called to surprise us with a gift certificate to tea. Thanks, Mom and Pop!! In the first 1/2 hour of our meal yesterday, 5 trains went past, blaring the horns, as if it was a strange coincidence of the universe....My dad **loves** trains, so it was like my parents where there, sharing the day with us in spirit. :o)
(P.S. Sorry, Pop, but this is the only picture i got of the fleet. Excitement's over. You can go back to looking at the other more professional train geek's photos.) :o)
As soon as we were seated we received teapots full of Irish Cream tea, Afternoon Garden Party tea (a black tea with blackberry, currant, and other fruit flavours), a hot chocolate with homemade Devonshire cream, lemon curd, and raspberry jam and scones. quiver!

And after our meals of sandwiches and quiches, we received the daintiest of desserts.

Moose was worried about his tea "etiquette" being improper, but i think he carried himself beautifully for his first experience. After all, it wasn't like he tried to lick the orange creamsicle mousse teacup clean! :o)

C.m. enjoyed her lemon sorbet.

And i just enjoyed the inside of that amazing house!

The mouldings rock my socks....
it's what i invision and hope every building in Heaven to be like. :o)
I mean, really, come on now....
wouldn't you die for a staircase like this?

I think we have a budding photographer on our hands, as C.m. took this picture too.

All in all it was a great family day of adventures...and we were blessed with C.m. charm and wit. Especially from her anniversary card to us, with little notes written everywhere to correct the cards wording. :o) And she especially liked that it said, "Boy, i'm glad it's your anniversary, because without you....(the inside reads) there wouldn't be a me!" :o) She got the biggest kick out of that! :o)


  1. Those photos are keepers! Looks like a wonderful day. Happy anniversary!

  2. I think that is the house of your dreams! And she is right...with out you there would be no her!



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