Throughout my blog break last year I still took tons of pictures! Too many, in fact! I thought I’d better start chronicling them now! Blogging must be in my blood because everything we do as a family I recreate in my imagination as “blog posts”. I see the picture layout in my head, and I give the imaginary post a title. Do you bloggers think the same way…See it all in your head even before it’s an actual post? (This is where you nod and smile so I don’t feel like such a weirdo. Ha!)
Anyway, here are a few pictures from Beach Bunny’s backyard tea party. I absolutely LOVE hosting parties. My personal goal is for each guest to know that they are adored and loved. That’s the gift that Jesus gives to me each and every day, and I just want to give that same gift away to each and every person that comes over…To know and feel Jesus’ love and acceptance will ruin you for anything else. It’s THAT good! Beach Bunny and I play “tea party” in the backyard all the time, so when it came time for her party last year the theme was cinched! She’s a big fan of cupcakes and, quite frankly, so is her mama! ; )
Beach Bunny shared her party with her beautiful little cousin, Sara. They share the exact same birthday, just one year apart. They are so opposite in looks, but share the exact same sweetness, love of dress up, and all-things-girly! Oh, to grow up with cousins you adore!
Jeremiah 31:3 comes to mind when I remember her tea party… "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” That verse reminds me of my love for my daughter and also shows me how approachable God is. That inspires me! God’s love has been so powerful in my life and, as a result, I can’t help but to want to BE loving-kindness to those I serve- making myself a little lower so His name can be lifted higher- just like those helium balloons.
It’s funny how a little tea party gave me a fresh perspective. What a gift- I needed that!
Today I’m also participating in Gifts of Thanks, all the ways that God gives. Click link below to be inspired!