I just love this time of year – the sun shows its face a bit more often, and we pull out our spring clothes – lighter and brighter colors, flowy fabrics, and short sleeves. It just makes anything you do that much more enjoyable! Even cleaning becomes fun! 😉
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of going out in the sun and wearing some bright-colored, spring clothes to have tea and lunch with a few dear ladies – Marisa, Jocelyn (Marisa’s mom) and Sherry, three of the sweetest ladies you’ll ever meet.
We convened at Three Cups of Tea, a cute little tea shop in Bothell. It’s such a sweet little place – lots of bright colors, flowers everywhere, and perfectly portioned light entrées. It really is the perfect place for such a lunch time meeting as this.
Each tea-drinker receives a unique and lovely teacup and a personal tea pot. I loved the delicate flowers and gold edging on my cup! If only I could take it home… 😉
Before we knew it, lunch arrived. I chose a half turkey-cranberry sandwich with a side salad. This sandwich was a perfect choice! It had a nice, light amount of turkey, which contrasted nicely with the cranberry-cream cheese spread. The lettuce provided a nice crunch against the soft, pillowy croissant style bread. Yum!
Sherry opted for the curried chicken sandwich with chicken noodle soup. Despite my lack of curry-love, this sandwich looked pretty tasty.
The obligatory photo of me eating…did I mention that sandwich was tasty!? I think my favorite part of this photo, however, is the elderly fellow in the background. He looks like he’s thinking “Oooooh, is that my lunch coming?” Love it.
Now, aside from being insanely cute and having delicious food, Three Cups of Tea has a special spot in our hearts. Two years ago, the four of us ladies came here for a little brunch get-together. At the end of that meal, we took photos of each other from across the table.
Here is Sherry and Jocelyn then:
And here they are now:
And now for the children then…
And here we are now:
I just love spending time with these ladies. They are undoubtedly my Seattle family! And with graduation quickly approaching – Marisa’s next weekend and mine in a few months – lunch dates like this become even sweeter and more precious than before.
This Saturday (as in yesterday) my roomies and I spent the day adventuring together on Whidbey – I promise, there shall be a full recap! Once I get my photos organized… 😉