The men are getting a special dinner ready.
They made some pasta with tomato cream sauce...
...with sauteed shrimp and sugar snap peas. The shrimp and peas are a treat. They cost a little more than what I would typically spend.
The boys made some chocolate mousse and even put it into a pretty teacup for me.
I left temporarily to take a birthday phone call and everyone else patiently waited, or passed the time taking some pictures, as I found when I got back.
Mom sent me a couple of new cookbooks, some chocolate and a journal. Thanks Mom!
My sweet sister, JoAnn, sent me a pretty new mug and a pack of lovely thank you notes. She also got me a book, not pictured, by George MacDonald that I was wanting (The Princess and Curdie).
Peter's sister, Leslie sent me the greatest slippers from L.L.Bean. They are so comfortable, functional and cute!! They're my most treasured comfort item just now.
Thank you, Leslie! I love them. How did you know?