Come For Tea in Our Newly Added Reading Nook

A knock came at the door. As I hadn't showered yet, I self-consciously opened it. There was a package on the doorstep. Who doesn't love getting mail? I brought the box in and opened it like an excited child Christmas morn.

It smelled horrible. I am very sensitive too the smell of smoke, and could tell it had come from a smoker;s house. I held my breath as I undid the wrappings. Once the surprise was all unwrapped, I forgot all about the smell. It was beautiful!

My anniversary gift from Jeffrey. What a darling thoughtful hubby I have! Of course, I did pick it out and buy it online, but he had no objections to my doing it, so it is almost as if he himself ordered it. I want to make crumpets for dinner now. Wanna come? We can eat it in the newly added reading room.

In getting the house ready to sell, we have added another room. It is a perfect place for a small boy to hide and read.

Keith loved making a fort with me and playing and reading in it all day. So much so that when it came time for bed the Mississippi river's twin was born in my living room. I had to promise to leave the fort up for today in order to get him to go to bed. More reading fun is in store for us today!

Since I am an idea copy-cat, I have taken the 365 Day Challenge. I am going to take a picture of our lives every day for a year. I think it will be fun to look back when the year is over and see how much my kids grew and how much has happened. So stop on by and check it out!


Noodle said…
sounds like a fun day is instore!!! I love the picture challenge... I'll have to try but with my camera thivef I'm not sure how it will go... kids are so fun =)
Emmy said…
That is so sweet!
Glad you are doing the 365, I will add your to my list on my 365 blog.
Sue said…
What a good idea about the photos. I wish I had more pics of my family when we were at your stage of the game.

The tea set is lovely...I especially like the wide rims on the teacups. You are going to have some great tea parties! (Good luck with the crumpets.)

Tiffany said…
that tea set is adorable. a lovely tea with a lovely book.

the 365 challenge is such a good idea--too bad my kid is not into taking pictures at all.
Em said…
so beautiful and lovely:-) also admiring your well built fort. brennan would love it.
Familia Morales said…
The tea set is so pretty, what a lucky gal! I've never heard of the 365 day challenge, sounds like fun.
3LittleMonkeys said…
I'm totally with you on the smokey smelling packages....gross!
Love the fort, too cute!
What a thoughtful gift! I always loved making forts when I was little. I'm sure it'll be even more fun when my little guy gets that age as well. I love getting packages, they have the same effect as when you get a cookie for being good as a kid. So I decided I would do a lot of my food shopping on Amazon esp. since its cheaper when I'm going raw. So I did a free month of the prime membership which gives free 2 day shipping on most stuff and easy one click checkout! I love it, it is great!
Vic said…
Now that's an even nicer lovely....I love when the kids play and make much fun! Their own little hideaway. :)

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