Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Early Bird Breakfast and a Message from God

A couple of weeks ago, our church hosted a group of college students traveling with a choir. I volunteered to take 4 of the girls even though it was not the greatest of timing for me.  Imagine my shock, when on the way home, I discovered one of my Canada blogging friend's (Cindy from Oakview Cottage whom I've never met in person) niece was in the car with me!  It gave me chills honestly.  To think of all the people in the world, she'd end up at my house.  Ever had a day when you think "God do you even know where I am?"  It was one of those days so I was pretty overwhelmed that God would say, "sure do!"  Had a nice visit with all the girls. The next morning they voted for a simple breakfast.  Had to hurry and meet up with their group so this is what I came up with.  Wish I would've had fancy linens but, oh well the monogrammed paper napkins sufficed.
Thank goodness for fresh hydrangeas from the backyard.  Couldn't have planned them to bloom at a more perfect time.

And thank goodness for Publix bakery!

A little seasonal fresh fruit...

Not shown was cereal, milk and juice bar located in kitchen.  I think the girls enjoyed this quick breakfast.  My boys did. They polished it off when the girls left!
More views of the table.  We normally don't do fancy this early. But it was a special day.

Thank you God for unexpected blessings.

Posting to Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch.

Ok, girls (and guys if you're reading,) we're about to make the journey to move so it'll be a while before I can blog again.  Don't even have internet service at the new house yet.  See ya on the other side of the moving truck!


Cindy said...

I'm so glad I could be a part of God letting you know that He knows where you are, my sweet friend.
I will miss your posts, so please move fast and get your internet back. (I know, I can be pretty selfish sometimes.) If you win my draw, I will save it for you until I get your new address. All the best to you in your move.
Love and Hugs, Cindy S

Cindy said...

I didn't mention that your table looks lovely, much nicer than they are used to, I'm sure.
More hugs, Cindy S

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Wow wish I had had breakfast there. It sure is pretty. Congrats on selling your house. Seems the market is turning around - good for you. I am sure you'll do fine in the rental - just keep telling yourself- I'll get my house soon.
thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway..

Anonymous said...

Yes, I think God was just giving you a gentle reminder of His goodness. You have a safe and as stress free as possible move, and we will be here when you are ready and able to be with us again. Big Hugs to you.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What a wonderful message from God! This just made me smile! Good luck with the move! Can't wait til we can see photo's!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

What a beautiful breakfast and a wonderful surprise all wrapped in one. I hope the move is going smoothly, as smoothly as moving can go anyway.

Melanie said...

That is a wonderful story! Good luck with the move. We just moved from Florida to Ohio 6 months ago and I think that we are fixing to be transferred to SC. We will see you when you get settled.

Wendy said...

I just love how God gives us those little "Godhugs" now and then. He is so good. I'm sure the girls enjoyed that breakfast. It's making me wish I were there :)

Anita said...

Wow! I think of things like that as more than a coincidence too. :)
Best wishes with the unpacking and organizing!
Remember: you don't have to do it all in a day, or even a week. :)

nannykim said...

Beautiful flowers and table! Great idea. I hate picking my hydrangeas because they make me so happy as I look out the window! I call that a "God Wink" when God steps in and shows how intimate he can be--cool story!

my tablescape is not on my usual blog but here:


Mimi said...

The hydrangeas are gorgeous...the muffins look pretty good, too!

Diann said...

Wow! That is totally amazing about the bloggers niece!! It REALLY is a small world! your table and yummies look fantastic!

And good luck on the move! "see" ya soon!!

Janean said...

what a wonderful reward for being gracious!

your table and goodies look yummy and lovely!

Miss Merry said...

First, good luck on the move!

Wow - isn't amazing when things like that happen. I had chills reading it!

Your table was lovely with the hydrangas. And the muffins looked devine!

Susan said...

What a beautiful blog, tasty food, and an enjoyable blog to read.
Thank you for letting me visit.

kanishk said...

I will save it for you until I get your new address. All the best to you in your move.
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Diann said...

Hi tammy!

I hope everything is going good for you guys and your move! I just wanted to let you know that I finally did a post aobut what I used the Target GC that I won here for. thank you again!

prashant said...

I will save it for you until I get your new address. All the best to you in your move.
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