Monday, June 8, 2015

Good Reasons to Stop for Tea

"I realized that if every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness and there would be no wild flowers to make the meadows beautiful."

St. Therese de Lisieux inspired our speaker, Kate Kelly, who in turn, shared such beautiful thoughts to ponder with the young ladies and their moms at our Afternoon Tea.  The elegant surroundings, delicate tea plates with delectable treats on them, and engaging conversations have given everyone memories of another wonderful time.  In these busy days of year-end exams and graduations, picnics and Corpus Christi processions, and start-of-summer activities, it was a pause well worth taking.

Have another cup?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Tea Cup

Dear Daughter,

Today, in your hand, you hold a tea cup. It is delicate and beautiful. The handle is gracefully curved, as is the cup itself. The outside may be decorated with multi-colored flowers, geometric shapes, or intricate patterns. It is unique: a piece of art that shows the craftsmanship and skill of its designer.

Once upon a time, I held a tiny little girl in my hands and thought, “She is delicate and beautiful.” Her features were gracefully curved. She was decorated with darling dresses covered with multi-colored flowers, geometric shapes, and intricate patterns. She was unique, a wonderful creation of the Artist, whose craftsmanship and skill shined through her daintiness.

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Each year, our daughters receive a scroll with a message written by a mommy to her daughter.  On the first year scroll, the letter (part of which is shown above) describes the Tea Cup and our darling little girls. 

Though we know they won't remain tiny, we are still surprised that they're not!  This time of slowing down, even for an afternoon, helps us see our daughters now--when they're just a bit taller, a little more graceful, and on their way to a lot more independence from us.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Are you Attending?

If you didn't receive an Evite, no problem.  Just click on the snapshot of our invitation on the right (like the one below) to tell us that you're attending and bringing us yummy treats!

We'll soon be dining on petit fours, sipping delicious tea, and simply enjoying the company of our young ladies.  In the meantime, get yourself counted, bring out the secret baking ingredients, and sign up to help transform St. Michael's all-purpose room for our big event.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Picturing Pretty

When 35 degrees is considered balmy, one is definitely in need of Spring!

Do mark your calendars for this year's Afternoon Tea for our Daughters, and picture in your mind a pretty day, warm and sunny, and perfect for wearing light sweaters and tea dresses.  That day will be here soon.

Sunday, June 7
All-Purpose Room, Junior Building
St. Michael Catholic Church