Mother's Day weekend...
We were blessed with a beautiful day and a houseful of mothers for the first holiday gathering in our new home!
Yes, we're still working around boxes, but we are not the kind to wait for everything to be perfect before opening our home. (Who has time for that?!)
We are learning how this house works for entertaining. This time, we set up a buffet line for food and drinks in the kitchen. We had three tables and no assigned seating: the dining room table, the table in the sun porch (it was our kitchen table in The Farmhouse), and a folding table at one end of the living room. Tablecloths are still packed, and all but a few dishes, so it was an informal affair, but I don't think anyone minded.
We are making new memories and loving it!
On Saturday evening, we had a coffee/tea party on the sun porch. Some of the guests came in their jammies. Again, I was struck with the realization that Ryan and his family are only 4 miles away. Not 1500 miles or 3000 miles or 700 miles or even 200. Just 4. It is so good to be neighbors!
Then it was a more informal Sunday with plenty of time to chat and baby watch.
(And play, if you were under twelve.)
(And move a piece of furniture down to the basement if you were adult and male. Thanks, guys!)
We are thankful for time shared with our loved ones. It is a gift.