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A Little Sprinkle

by Meghann on June 19, 2016

As cheesy as it sounds, my sister is my best friend. She knows me better than anyone else on the planet, she never judges me for anything I have to say, and she just “gets” me.

Trust me, we didn’t start out that way. We shared a bedroom until we were teenagers and pretty much fought the entire time. It wasn’t until we finally moved into our own spaces, and even our own apartments at FSU, that we really started to appreciate each other. Through college, serious relationships, weddings, IRONMAN training, becoming moms, etc. we’ve continued to grow closer and closer. I can’t even begin to tell you how lucky, and thankful, I am to have her in my life.

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Now, another milestone is upon us.

In a few short weeks my little sister will become a mom for the second time. Another sweet little boy is on his way and we couldn’t be more excited. Since Owen has plenty to share with his baby brother, Kelly requested not to be “showered” again, but agreed to a little “sprinkle.” So the girls gathered for Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian to toast Kelly and the pending arrival of baby Weston.

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As lucky as my sister and I are to have each other, we’re even luckier to have two amazing sister-in-laws. Our brothers really chose some amazing women to call their wives. Not only that, we’re really spoiled to have everyone in Florida and within a short driving distance of each other.

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It’s been a few years since I’ve done afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian, and it was a first for everyone else in our party. We all selected the “Bedfordshire Tea” option, which included:

  • First course: medley of sandwiches accompanied with berries, cheese, and lavosh
  • Second course: buttery scone and jam tart
  • Third course: choice of house-made pastries, strawberries and creme, or english trifle (I chose the strawberries and creme).

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Everything was delicious. The final course of strawberries and creme was definitely the highlight, but I also enjoyed the chocolate black tea I had ordered. It was a little pricey, but worth the special-occasion splurge.

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I should note here that the tea service does have an odd rule where you’re not allowed to bring/open gifts during he tea service. So if you plan to celebrate with afternoon tea, I would recommend holding off on gifts and opening them else where (we chose the Grand Floridian’s lobby).

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As much as I respect everyone’s decision to keep the name a secret until birth (trust me, I get it, we even refused to tell our labor and delivery Annalynn’s name until she made her appearance!), I’ll admit it’s really fun knowing the name in advance. Anything I can order with Weston’s name on it (including the onesie above from Etsy!), I’m all over it. 🙂

The countdown is on in our family. 3 weeks until baby James is due to arrive and 6 weeks until baby Weston makes his own arrival! We’re basically in the middle of baby-mania.

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1 CaitlinHTP June 20, 2016 at 6:46 am

YAY! I love this. Knowing Kelly, I KNOW she is a great mom. You guys are so lucky to have the family that you have <3 <3 It's so inspiring and I always love reading about your family adventures. Miss you, Meghann!!!

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2 Melissa @ melissakolbeck.com June 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

Aw baby mania is so fun! That’s how we were in our family a couple years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter and my sister in law was pregnant with her son. It’s such a fun time!
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3 Sarah June 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

I stayed at that hotel once and loved it, still want to go back for the tea. Thanks for updating the blog, I’ve been reading for years and like hearing updates on your life! 🙂

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4 Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue June 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm

I love the fancy classic afternoon tea party! That’s what I did for my bridal shower at the Brown Palace in Denver.
So much fun that all your kids will have so many cousins close in age!
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5 Suzan Brinker June 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Don”t you live in Orlando? I am a little stunned that you can move on from last week’s horrific events talking about tea parties. I bet a lot of your readers were thinking of you and hoping none of your loved ones were affected.

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6 Rebekah @ Run Away from Zombies June 21, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Congrats to the parents!

My sister and I fought tooth and nail until I moved out. Now we’re good friends, and I can’t wait to see our friendship continue to grow.
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7 Alice June 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Your sister and SIL look AMAZING! Who would have guessed they are so far along?!

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8 Erin @ LivingEZ June 22, 2016 at 11:16 pm

Looks like an amazing afternoon!

PS. I love the name Weston
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9 Jessica June 24, 2016 at 8:29 am

AWE…. I have a baby Weston…but hes three now…(but still my baby)

Where did you get the oneise….I wonder if they make shirts… I love that

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