These days, it's a pretty special event when my mom, my sister, and I all end up in the same place at the same time. We might be miles apart, but they are still the two people I always call to vent, share recipes, and get shopping advice all in the same conversation.
So while we were all settled in Jersey, we set aside a very special Friday afternoon for a girls' tea at Teaberry's.
We had soups served in teacups, finger sandwiches, scones, jam, clotted cream, and lemon curd...
I had the white Crown Jewels tea...with the flavors of rose, lemon, and vanilla.
Every time we are there, we ooh and aah over the hodgepodge of fine china. (I mean, how special is that strawberry plate?)
And our weekend was full of so many other fun adventures too. My mom made her famous strawberry rhubarb pie. We played barefoot frisbee in the front yard, until the sun went down and the fireflies came out. We ate fish sandwiches at the shore and played countless games of Yahtzee (with full-on screaming every time someone got a yahtzee...it's part of the game). And I got plenty of nephew-puppy snuggle time, but this guy has grown up so much, I guess I can't really call him a puppy anymore...
It was a real summer treat. Here's to many more around the corner!