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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Celebrations Galore!

Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on. - Heinrich Heine

Hello dear friends! This weekend, like many of you, Hubby and I will be celebrating Mother's Day. But we will also celebrate our anniversary and his birthday. 

Saturday afternoon we will join my mother for a Mother's Day Tea at the nursing home. 

There will be treats such as assorted tea sandwiches and sweets as well as live music. 

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joy of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. ~ Unknown

And because our anniversary lands on the same weekend as Hubby's birthday and Mother's Day, we are planning to go out for a lobster supper. It makes more sense to combine all three special occasions. This supper will include an entree as well as a sixty foot salad bar with all the home made biscuits, rolls, seafood chowder, mussels, and desserts you can eat. It is going to be a feast! My waistline will surely take a hit on Sunday.

For his birthday, I will be baking Hubby something different this year. He's not a big cake lover so I usually bake him his favourite apple pie.

But this year it will be a surprise. I will share that on Monday at No Place Like Home.

Today is our anniversary and we will be enjoying a little tea time using this pretty Royal Kendal Lily-of-the Valley teacup that Gina of A Victorian Wanna Be blog sent me. 

This teacup was made in Staffordshire, England and I love it! When Gina found out that my hubby's birthday was in May and I was searching for a May teacup, she sent me one of hers. I appreciate this so much because May is also our anniversary month. Blog friends are some of the most special folks I know. Thank you, Gina!

So here is my little table set with the Lily of the Valley teacup as well as a green Colclough.  

I do love the colour green, in fact it is one of my favourites. It is so fresh and always reminds me of springtime which is my favourite season.

I believe I could be a model child if I were just invited out to tea every day. ~ Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

My anniversary roses. I love white roses. In fact I carried white roses when we got married. But I love pale pink as well.

...t'is my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes. ~ William Wordsworth

With our tea we will share this little cake.

I just love this guy so much and I am blessed to have him as my mate and best friend. God knew what He was doing when He brought us together. You see his smile? He always looks like that. He's a very pleasant guy and he could probably run for mayor. In fact I often call him that because he talks to everybody we meet when we're out and about.

Thank you for your visit and I wish all you beautiful moms out there a Happy Mother's Day! The Lord bless you.

Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor will rivers overflow it. ~ Song of Solomon 8:7

I am joining the following parties as well~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's TTCG Blog Party
Tea Cup Tuesday
The Art of Home-Making Mondays
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday and Happy Mothers Day!
    I love roses of any color but those white ones are great for a Wedding Anniversary.

  2. Oh dearest friend, you do have so much to celebrate and be thankful for, starting from your birthday and Anniversary, which I wish you both the happiness and many, many more to come.
    The roses are lovely and the sweet things just make my mouth water.
    Happy birthday and happy Mother's Day and many blessings along with your dear mother.

  3. May God's Blessings continue to fall from Heaven on You and those You love. It's always a pleasure to visit Your uplifting blog. Your words and photos both settle My spirit.Enjoy all Your special days of May-Hugs Denise

  4. Dear Sandi:
    Here's wishing you a wonderful Anniversary and Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday to Mr. "Sandi"! Lovely posting here!

  5. Happy Anniversary to you and your dear husband. The little cake and your roses are sweet. Your lobster dinner will be so good.

    Happy Birthday to your husband also. His pie looks delicious and I look forward to reading more about it in another post.

    Enjoy your Mother's Day celebration with your Mom. She looks lovely.

    God's continued blessings on you and yours ~ FlowerLady

  6. Happy anniversary to both of you!! My daughter was born on Mother's Day! It is indeed special to be born on Mother's Day! I exactly like you in terms of roses. My favorite are white roses with pink coming in second then yellow, red being the least favorite. Happy birthday to him and Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom!

  7. Happy Anniversary Sandi and best wishes to your hubby for his birthday. Your mother looks lovely and I know you'll have a wonderful time at the tea with her.
    I am envisioning that long salad bar and the lobster you'll be having, yum - enjoy!
    Wishing you a blessed Mother's Day.

  8. Such a happy weekend of celebrating! Your mother is so beautiful, and you surely take after her! How blessed to celebrate so many years of life and love this weekend! Your tea and treat looks delightful! I love the color green too! Enjoy the weekend dear Sandi, and may the Lord continue to bless all of you in the coming year!!

    1. Thank you, Marilyn. My mother has aged considerably since that picture was taken almost seven years ago but I know she would rather I posted this photo rather than an up to date one. You know how we ladies are. :-)

  9. Comment very rarely but love your posts!
    Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday to your husband and Happy Mothers Day!
    Have a Blessed Weekend,
    Blessings, Candy

  10. Happy Anniversary! What a special weekend for both of you. Enjoy and be blessed.


  11. Happy anniversary Sandi...and many more blessed ones!

  12. Happy Mothers' Day and Happy Anniversary Sandi! May you celebrate many, many more.

  13. Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother's Day as well!
    You do have lots to celebrate....hope
    you enjoyed dinner out!

    Take care,

  14. Oh wow Sandi, what a weekend of celebrations! Happy Anniversary, Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday to your husband! So fun seeing the teacup I sent you, knowing it is there on the island that I wish I could visit some day!
    Your roses are lovely, congratulations to you both!
    Sending hugs,

  15. Sandi,
    Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother's Day!! And Happy Birthday to your sweet Hubby!! I think it is a trait of Postal Workers to have what my mother called "The Gift of Gab". Everywhere we go, Joe meets someone he knows and stops to talk to them. When we went to Disney World, he met someone he knew there!! And that was even before he was a mail man.
    Love the beautiful tea cup and love the beautiful white roses!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  16. Sandi, Lots to celebrate for sure! Happy Anniversary and birthday to your hubby (mayor). He sounds like a wonderful man, as you are a wonderful woman. A match made in heaven! Gina was so sweet to send you the teacup. It is darling! I too would much rather have pie than cake. We are not big cake lovers in our family. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Oh, how I love your posts! My favourite photo (although they are all amazing) is the bird house with your gorgeous tea cups! Your turquoise tea cup is so beautiful. What a lovely gift.

  18. Sandi, Thanks for sharing about your celebrations! It's great the home hosts a tea for the residents. I hope you had a great time with family. Sylvia D.

  19. Happy Anniversary! It sounds like a busy time of year with so many celebrations.

    I just love that green teacup.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC

  20. Happy Anniversary and wish your Husband Happy Birthday too. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi