wow. why is it just when you really do not have time to do something… is when you want to do it the most?
we are leaving tom (thurs) for the weekend and i don`t have groceries bought or the food packed, or the bedding or the clothes packed. in fact the clothes aren`t even cleaned. laundry is in piles all over the basement.
but anyways- as i trudged about the house, my computer called to me softly, i won`t tell you the stuff it says to me, but it always come across so fun, and way better than what i was doing.
i edited around at random some of my photos from last weekend so here they are. i was honored to spend the weekend with 23 smashingly kind, big hearted, and hilarious other women. so that is what today`s entry will feature.
so many of my “home friends” asked me about the big weekend after, and so these are for you guys… as well as my “new friends”– you`re all very dear to me.
i wish i had time to write more– i feel kinda “short and to the point” today so bare with. 🙂
since a lot of us did not know eachother, we had a get acquainted time where we each used props to tell about each person in our family. as it turns out we all like to talk. this took hours. i loved every minute of it. there were prizes for best props, some of them were beyond precious. like kristy`s pipe cleaner family complete down to the daughter shown with highlights on her hair, using different colored pipe cleaners.
we got to go to rebecca`s bistro after hours for a fancy little banquet. this was at the beginning when all was still new. from what i could tell, there wasn`t an awkward conversation to be found.
we came from all over.
jennie from wisconsin, christy from south carolina, and thelma from penn. their smiles are real. these 3 beautiful girls blessed me in a big way.
my old, true blue friend, linda.
it was so PRECIOUS to be with, and around her again…
[note to self: puffed sleeves made shoulders look wide]
michelle, mary june and rachel.
spunky, passionate, beautiful- 3 things these all have in common.
the “founders”- the movers and shakers of it all.
i LOVE this picture. the lush colors, the beauty of these 3.
[and they represented oregon, wisconsin and montana!]
spent a lot of saturday morning at good `ol java jos. we left there only to hit walnut creek cheese for lunch, and stayed there, sitting and talking, until 6:30 that night!by then it had dwindled down to only 4 of us that could not let this party die. 🙂
yes, we talk.
mary june looks awesome.
is her friend braced for collision?
this was fun. about ten of us worked on food and prep friday morning and had a brunch in the sun room…
this is gloria at java jos.
she has a heart of GOLD and is it fair she is so pretty? 🙂
i admit i wanted a picture of her outfit because i wanted to show it to my stylish sisters who always manage (eas-i-ly) to out dress me.
flowers make me weak in the knees…
anyways- this was probably a fourth of my pictures, another day i will share the rest once i have them edited too.
i feel like there is so much left unsaid. but who said you have to say it all?
i wrote more but erased it, maybe when i have more time think i can expound better.
God gave me a gift that weekend- not feeling eloquent so will leave it at that.
love & thank you, jenny