My mom loved getting family together, Christmas, and all things tea. One of our fun memories of Mom is her institution of the Christmas Adam Tea for all the women in the family. The first Christmas Adam Tea was in 2015. We only had one more, before Mom went to celebrate with Jesus in heaven on Dec 12th, 2017.
|I made Brenda's Scones and|
my Misawa Gals' Scones
December is an emotional month for me. I have searched for ways to remember and honor Mom's legacy. The Christmas Adam Tea is one of my favorites. It's a GREAT break for the women of the family to stop, breathe, remember, reflect, and focus on relationship in the midst of the busy season. We remember Mom whilst making new memories together - as Mom would have loved.
|Front - Danny, Krista, Arielle|
Back - De'Etta, Brittany, Stacia
2020 is a bit of an odd year for the tea. Last year we simply didn't pull it off - I was determined to pull it off for whoever could be here this year. Sadly, Larissa was unable to travel. Carrie and Livie are out of state. Bre, Bella and Annie are locked down (by choice) until Covid settles down. As we contemplated our dwindling number we hit on the idea of inviting an "adopted daughter" to join us - Brittany. This felt RIGHT. All those years living far from family - I always adopted young spouses...I miss the circle of young friends....it was fun to welcome Brittany to our celebration.
Krista filled these darling molds. A couple with Sugar Free/Gluten Free Chocolate and a peanut butter/monkfruit concoction. The other three were coated with white chocolate and filled with an Oreo crumb mixture, topped with marshmallow cream. They were yummy- and they were BIG. We'll probably bake cupcakes in them next year...I simply forgot I had them until we were looking for a shape I wanted for the scones. LOL
I made Chicken Salad...and served it these ways and with gluten free chips.
|Christmas is so close!|
|Aunt Stacia monopolized Danny's time|