Mini Fruit Tarts
Stacie had her table all set for a festive and intimate brunch. She even had little presents at each place setting. We each brought a brunch item and cute mug to exchange. Our “mug shots”. (Seeing as how I am 8 months preggo and take up a lot of space in a frame, I was more than happy to take pictures instead of be in them.)The older I get the more I appreciate intimate gatherings…As exciting as big parties can be, sometimes you get lost in shuffle and miss spending time with the people you had intended to in the first place. In the midst of celebration, I keep coming back to the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Like most of the country, we’ve been glued to the TV watching the coverage of this nightmare. As a teacher, this hits close to home…I think of those teachers that died and know the responsibility they felt to their students. I just keep seeing the faces of those precious babies and thinking of their families this time of year. Presents were probably already wrapped and waiting under the tree. Advent calendars were counting down the days until families would celebrate together. Now those families are faced with the most senseless of tragedies and will spend what was meant to be a season of hope mourning the loss of their most precious gifts. There really are no words to express such loss…Saying prayers for them is all we can do.