Monday, August 14, 2006

The Start of the Updates on Life

Brief explanation of my hiatus: We went camping for most of last week, just got back last night. Will have pictures soon, but I have to upload them and label at least some of them.

Last weekend, while dd was gone visiting her grandparents, I went to a Tea Party. I have never been to a Tea Party before, and was looking forward to it. To me, this was a celebration of how well Laurie, an acquaintance of mine, has done on her recovery road from Leukemia and a bone marrow transplant. But, those who put the party on, said it was for all of us who chipped in to help out. It can go either way!!

I really only have a couple of pictures, but here goes. FOOD!! There was so much food, and it was good!! There's another table, but I didn't get a picture of it. There was lemonade, fresh strawberries for strawberry lemonade, mimosas, champagne, and tea. Everyone went for the cold drinks though, it was a rather warm day.

It was fun seeing the girls dressed up with their hats, parasol, etc. They played some extreme croquet, which I did not participate in.

Here's just a random shot of people at the party. Neighbors, caregivers, and a friendly support system that has been through this same process of cancer and transplants. Laurie is the second from the right, with the short, blondish hair and glasses. The woman in pink with her back to me, is another cancer/transplant survivor that Laurie has connected with through email. This was their first meeting I think. And Christine who has given many, many hours of her time to stay with Laurie and, catered this event (with the help of the daughters) is on the left in the brown dress.

It was a fun party. Thank you Laurie for inviting me. You can visit Laurie's journal for her party recap, dated August 5, 2006. The link is at the top of this post.


Donna said...

What a lovely idea - looks like fun :) We always said we were going to have a party when DH finsished his treatment, but we never did. Is 3 years later too late? ;)

Tammy said...

No, 3 years is not too late!! Have fun with it!

Mrs. Darling said...

That food looks yummy. Mel has inspired me and I have just finished my fifth day of successful dieting! I could eat those pictures! LOL