Monday, November 10, 2008

Sweet, sweet friends

Hi Monday! How are you? Me? Tired and wishing we could rearrange the week and make the weekends a little longer. Don't take it personally. I'm just not a big fan of you.

Had such a fabulous weekend! With friends. And, with friends I've known since ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!! Can you even imagine after all these years you even still know each other and will hang out together as if time has just stood still?!

These girls, Shawn is on the left, I'm in the middle, and Laura is on the right, are so dear to me.

We get like that the older we are, huh? They are just precious to me.

Here we are Friday night eating at a fabulous Sushi/Thai restaurant. I don't think the waiter was too keen on us. I'm not sure why. Look how cute we are. ;)

We stayed up way late and talked and laughed and talked and laughed. Don't you just love that?

The great thing about our friendship is that we have not always been near one another or would even talk or see each other for years. So....through many life events, we have somehow managed to stay in touch and see one another every year or two. It takes effort doesn't it?

Here we are being goofy (ok, I was being goofy) with the camera and we were taking pictures when you weren't ready. Because we are grown up like that.

Saturday we shopped and shopped and shopped and shopped. We had so much fun. I got so many gifts knocked out. You know the ones, teacher gifts, birthday gifts that fall between now and Christmas. And, we found this place that comes to Memphis once a year for a few weeks that sells BEAUTIFUL pottery dishes for DIRT CHEAP. DIRT CHEAP I tell ya. I got a piece for $6 that would normally sell for $25-30. Ch-ching.

So, here is Shawn coming out with her goods.....

Since I've been home, I've been thinking about friendships....all kinds....and I want you to think about letting your friends know just how much you love them. Let them know just how special your friendship is with them. Let them know. Don't wait to tell them.

Regardless of how long you've known someone, tell them just how grateful you are for their friendship. And, the value of good friendships is something we can all teach our children about.

"I miss you Shawn and Laura. Thanks for being some dear, dear friends. My life is better for knowing you. I can't wait to see ya again!!"

I love you all. Have a great day and I'm so glad to call each of you "friend."

"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17

Hugs and blessings~


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Fun! So glad you had a great weekend with them! You all look exactly the same as you did in high school...except your hair is longer, Fran!

BethAnne said...

I am positive that the waiter loved you because you are ALL way too cute!!! How sweet that you have been friends for so long and you still get together like this. I love it.....

Patty said...

The three of you are just to cute and it's too bad the waiter wasn't as friendly as our James was in San Antonio. LOL

It looks like you three know how to shop until you drop! I like that!! :)

Have a great Monday, praying that Monday will be good to ya!
Love you,

Bev Brandon said...

Now that's some major shopping.
So grateful to our God for the privilege of meeting you and knowing you! My friend. You have a friend calling your name today---the gardener is. John 20:15

Michelle V said...

Y'all look so cute together! Glad you had such a great time!

Cassie said...

Too much fun!!! I am ready to come to Memphis..and have a "blogging" friends weekend...and shop, shop , shop!!!! That is awesome...Glad you had a great weekend.

ocean mommy said...

What a sweet time! Each one of you are just precious. :)

How cool it is that you are still such good friends...I love that.


Marina said...

friends are so precious and hard too come by ones you can cry with laugh with & shop with are the best ") looks like you had a really fun time. marina

PS. I am so gald I meet you my friend ")

Darlene R. said...

I love my friends so much! I never thought that they ALL would become such a huge part of my life.
I am so glad to be able to call you friend, Fran! You are such a blessing to me and not a single day goes by that you don't enter my mind~~ Even the days that I don't get the time to get on here! ;)I love ya girly!!

Big ol' hugs comin' at 'cha,

Lora said...

So glad you had a great time! How cool that you have stayed connected over the years.

mandy said...

What a SWEET SWEET weekend! :) I'm glad that y'all have 30+ years of memories together. I'm sure there have been tough times, but y'all are still friends and that is amazing.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Y'all are impossibly cute. I'm with Patty. So sorry you didn't get a James to wait on

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