Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My friends

This past weekend, my family headed to Birmingham to see some of the SEC baseball tourney AND I was able to hang with some awesome friends on Friday night. *sigh*

To my surprise, RobYn had orchestrated a very fabulous dinner full of some pretty fabulous girls. We are all real life friends now, as a opposed to a year ago when we were imaginary. Ha!

We met through blogging and have now become super duper have your back friends. It is crazy how the whole friendship thing began....ya know....internet and all. Now we are really good friends. DId you catch that?? Internet friends to really good friends!

Here is a favorite photo...Jenny, Morgan, me, and RobYn (don't ask as to why I capitalize her "y")!!!!! I'm so happy to have met that precious Morgan. What a precious girl. She was able to hang with us til late!

Here is the entire gang. I can't tell you how much I love this picture!!! From the left we have Jenny, Morgan, Fran, RobYn, Tammy, Gayle, Kim, and Mary. Each one of these girls just makes me smile. I truly know that God orchestrated this whole friendship. Thank you Beth Moore and the Siesta blog.

Kim is taking a picture of her dessert. I would to. Look how beautiful this piece of chocolaty heaven is.

Ok, Mary made me order this. Just kidding, Mary. This is one of those salads where you have to put it all together. WAYTOOMUCHWORK for me. I just like to grab the fork and eat. I don't like putting food together when the restaurant should do it for me. Anyhoo....it was good. However, my boys saw this picture and claimed that this was the WORST food they'd ever seen.

Look at these two pranksters. Gayle and Kim will have you laughing before you even start talking. They are always up to something. They are always crying laughing. They are a hilarious hoot and I love 'em.

So, whatever your friendships look like, however they started, however long you've known some people, please take the time to let them know just how much you treasure them. I wish I had the sense on Friday night to let these girls know just how special they are to me.
So...to these girls...."I love each and every one of you and I thank God that He placed you in my life. You have no idea what a gift and a blessing you are to me. You are the real deal. I love you."
Thank you RobYn for a dinner and night out that I'll never forget. You have no idea how much I appreciate you. (((hugs)))
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
So much love,


beckyjomama said...

How fun! I soooo wish I had been there! I want my bloggy friends to be real friends too!

Cause, truly, y'all are some of my besties!

(PS - my word is aropan. I shoulda jumped on an aropan so I could've had dinner with y'all too!!!)

Melinda said...

Oh my heart is full just looking at these faces...treasures indeed.

I'm so glad y'all had so much fun!

Love you!

ocean mommy said...

I'm with Melinda..my heart fills up when I see these! Can NOT wait to see you all again!

Hugs and love

Jen said...

Okay I am SO jealous! I want to be sitting there with all of you!!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

yeah yeah yeah!!! this is so great. I love looking at each one's pics and imagining how much fun ya'll had!

thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Even though I'm the newbie of the group, y'all made me feel welcome and included. I hope to join you again!

connorcolesmom said...

Is it just insane that I laugh my ever loving head off EVERY time I see these pictures!
I miss you already my REAL LIFE friend!!
Love you!!

Georgia Jan said...


Thank you for posting these pictures of our friends. We really are...it's amazing. Yes, thank you to Beth Moore and the Siesta Blog!!!

Is it amazing or what?

My love to all of you -

Darlene R. said...

You can always tell when a blogger is in the room because she is taking pictures of things like, say, her dessert! haha!
It looks like you all had a great time together. Why did I not meet some of these ladies in San Antonio?
Have a great Wednesday :)
Love ya,

Emmy said...

So fun! I just smiled when I read this post! Wish I could have joined you all! Hope you are doing well Fran! God Bless- Emmy : )

3girlsmom said...

Love you!
Love all those peeps!
Had a blast and can't wait to do it again SOON!

Love you,

Pastora Debbie said...

ive met a ot of friends online that have become very close as well so i know what you are talking about
life is amazing
love your blog:)

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