I know where the things are in the kitchen. At 1st you feel like a stranger in a new house, even if the things that surround you are yours, it takes some time to get used to where the new place to keep them are. So... feeling more comfortable living here now, and not being as tired as in the beginning of the pregnancy, I wanted to have a ladies night.
My Mother in law is here for a visit from Canada, so it was a good time for her to spend a nite with some lady friends as well.
I prepped some yummy food, and sort of cleaned the house, put out a bunch of candles, flowers and napkins in bright orange colours. I had about 20 ladies here, a nice crowd!
When the 1st ones arrived they brought along a beautful gift basket for me! I was moved to tears as I read the card from all these new friends of mine. I felt so blessed and thankful, not just about the thoughtful "housewarming gift", but the fact that they thought about doing this in the first place! I also got a huge bouque of flowers (one of the ladies work at a flower shop, and she had put the arrangement together by herself). Another lady gave me some pretty glass candleholders. Wow, I felt spoiled!
Moving somewhere new is always a challenge, feeling accepted and cared about is a great gift.
I feel humbled and blessed about all this, and my heart is so warm and thankful for these great new friends I'm surrounded by.
If any of you read this, Thank you!!! I'm so very happy to have you all as a part of my life!
I hope I can be as good to you as you've been to me, you've made me feel truly welcome! :)
The Gorgeous Flowers
The Flowers and Mugs and Candleholders
These mugs are typical in Finland. They show various "Muumin" characters (very popular here)
printed on "Arabia" china. I can't believe we got 12 of them, as these are usually collectors items!
I know they'll be well used and loved by us all.