Friends( Stephanie and Sarah) enjoying a stroll in the park
We had such a delightful time in New England but there were a few very special events. It was made especially nice by the visit of Sarah Clarkson for a couple of days.
She is beautiful inside and out and... and as I told her mother... it makes me know Sally's advice for moms is good because of the way her children turned out. :)
Anna and her friend, Sarah
Sarah was part of our "girls day out" in which all of us girls from Anna to moi' spent the morning in a beautiful New England town which Stephanie "discovered" while taking Faith to ballet classes.
Faithy loves her dance class! Which is not surprising since my pet name for her is Tigger. :)
A very serious discussion between Mommy and Elisabeth
about what to order...
We went to a very yummy coffee shop for... ummm... coffee... and carbs. There was time to walk through a beautiful park and then we went "booking" as Sarah calls it (a term Stephanie and I have used over and over since we learned it from her) at a really neat used bookstore.
We later had a lovely tea party around Stephanie's enormous farm style table with elegant tea cups and tea stuff and the absolute best lemon scones I have ever eaten (served with Devonshire cream and lemon curd). She has promised to put the recipe on her blog soon.
Just as we were beginning our tea, there was a gentle thunder and rain which made it all so England-like... or so I am told by those who have been there (that being Stephanie and Sarah). Alas... no pictures... sigh.
We were all sad when Sarah had to leave as she still had many miles to travel on her adventures. She eventually made it home safe and sound to Colorado.
Granddad giving baseball advice...
There was an afternoon playing baseball while we were there.
I had to take over when the catcher was whisked away to the hair salon... after attempting to give himself a haircut while Grammie and Mommy were away from home.
Anna loves it when her toesies are without socks!
Could not resist kissing those cheeks!
Then there was this little girl... who was behind this trip when her mom talked about those chubby cheeks. ;)
Thus, I come to the end of my vacation slides.
NOTE: The Welcome and Pantry stencils were already on the house when it was purchased.