|SSHS '72ers at Seven Horse Pub|
|Terry Valentine McCue and|
Nancy Hinckley Stevens, SSHS '72!
After enjoying that little break, I woke very early Saturday morning to begin baking again. There was a graduation cake for Abby (I've been baking her birthday cakes since she was a little girl), and bridal shower cupcakes for my "honorary" neice Teresa Loviza. While we're not blood-related, my family and the Lovizas have been friends for years and our children grew up together. Teresa and my daughter Tricia were great friends as little girls, and it's lovely to see what beautiful women they've become. Teresa is marrying Nick Rauscher in August, and Tricia will be married to Jeff Ayers in September of 2012. It's an exciting time for all our families.
|Lovely bride-to-be Teresa Loviza|
|Carrot cupcake |
with cream cheese frosting
Teresa's bridal shower was hosted by her family and friends at the home of her sister, Tina Rosato. Tina has a future in either catering, food design, or interior decorating. She is an artist in the way she creates a beautiful atmosphere for celebration. Her home is a reflection of her talent, a joyful and visually beautiful place, and an intimate setting for hosting a shower for her only sister. My contribution to the shower was carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, decorated with fondant flowers, displayed on my trusty custom-made cupcake stand (one of the best investments I've ever made!).
I came home to a little more baking which I took care of while Russ was off playing nine holes of golf at Brookhaven. I spent a little time with my boys, Hank and Pete, and later Russ and I enjoyed dinner at Winslow's in Wilton. It was a lovely first-half of the weekend. Today finds me with no baking to do at all, and time to reflect on the weekend still left to smell the roses!
|Pete, now 8 months cute!|
|Henry the builder|