We entertained family last night. This weekend is the family "Non-reunion" (so named because a certain someone avoids anything named reunion like the plague. He is totally fooled by the non-reunion renaming, lol) With family members from far away in town that we just couldn't wait to see, we invited them over for some special time together.
May I admit here that this time I was a little stressed? I didn't plan well and with no time to make things fancy I was feelin' cranky. We bloggers tend to do that I think. Make everything a production worthy of Cecil B DeMille with our cupcake flags and tablescapes and whoop-de-doo fancy touches. Truth be told, I love a reason to make things special. But putting that kind of pressure on ourselves can make us entertain less can't it? Does it make us anxious before the guests arrive? What's the deal with that? Because really, getting together with family and friends is about these....
Enjoying tarts that leave a whipped cream kiss on your lips:)
Hugs after a satisfying meal.
Gathering firewood with the littlest kids
So you can teach them at an early age how to start a fire...lol
|The queen of hearts, she made some tarts, all on a summers day|
|The Knave of Hearts he stole the tarts and took them clean away.|
It didn't take me long to take a look around and realize that high expectations and trying to make things "perfect" had nearly robbed me of the joy of just being with people I love.
We have promised ourselves to have people over more often. I am promising myself that I won't put so much pressure on myself to make everything perfect.
Because what's more perfect than sharing love?
Thank you Victoria for taking most of these photos while I was busy:)