Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Speaking of friends. .

When some of your best friends are also your family. .
you are very blessed.
On my beloved's birthday .. my brother Ken and his wife Mary that he still loves to pieces after 40 years. . had us over for dinner.
They also invited my other brother .. Gerry and his wife Heidi who recently moved back to our home town ..
Our parents are gone .. .and we still get together. . that is how you know your family is close.
Lest you think we ate the whole cheesecake by ourselves the other day. .
here is a bit of proof that we did not.
They have such a wonderful yard and porch and when they
share it in hospitality. . .
it's a wonderful thing.
I so enjoy people that have fun posing and don't mind being on my blog. .

A stroll around their farm. . . and we headed back home. . .

but not before we enjoyed the sunset. .
Heidi agreed to jump as high as she could for the photo op.
Oh . .and to all my friends down in California. . .
I turned on the noon news yesterday . . and thought of my aunt Frances. .
our blog friends Sara. . .and Willow. .
I thought of Ellen too but made a quick calculation that she's up in Washington right now. .
Is is just me. . or do we think of each other when world events are noted on the news?
I find immense comfort to think that someone might think about me.
Earthquakes. . .scary things, I'm glad you stayed safe.
To all of you that commented on Monday's post. . and to all you who emailed me. .
thank you. I appreciate your comments so much. I was very touched that so many of you thought of your own friendships and felt compelled to call your friends.
We really don't know how much time we have on this earth. . I can't help but think that she must have left very little undone in her relationships. . what a blessing.
Have a wonderful day my friends. . .

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your pics Lovella..can tell you had a wonderful time! Good to hear that family are friends as well.

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  2. Hey! Thanks for thinking of me :0)
    Dear felt the quake real good in Camarillo. My parents were the closest to the epicenter of my family and they had books and pictures fall off shelves and the wall. Nothing broken though. My sisters MIL was on the "pot" when it shook. :0) It sounds like Willow was in the car on her way to San Diego and she didn't feel it. I haven't heard anything from Sara..

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  3. Hey! Thanks for thinking of me :0)
    Dear felt the quake real good in Camarillo. My parents were the closest to the epicenter of my family and they had books and pictures fall off shelves and the wall. Nothing broken though. My sisters MIL was on the "pot" when it shook. :0) It sounds like Willow was in the car on her way to San Diego and she didn't feel it. I haven't heard anything from Sara..

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  4. Whoa I don't know how that double posted. Just wanted to add your get together looks like the best kind food and fun and spreading the love around. I like that..

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  5. The posed photos are so much fun! Your family just knows how talented you are with the camera and that they'll look great. A lot of trust there! What a nice evening with family and friends.

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  6. I, too, found myself thinking of all my California-based blog friends and praying that they were safe.

    Looks like you had a lot of fun with your family and friends. The photos are so fun!

    The blue hydrangea is so pretty!

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  7. Good friends (and family)...good food...good fun...it looks like a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! And it looks like a special venue also...and the perfect weather...what more could you want?

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  8. Thanks for all those wonderful words of encouragement.
    I had been following Carrie Oliver last summer and was so shocked. She and her husband are so gifted in helping marriages survive.
    I didn't know how a women with so much beauty and love could die.
    I was in shock as I followed the updates. Life is too short.

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  9. Well Lovella...You are having just a happy ole time lately with your family and friends...Life is good ....much happiness to you and yours. :)

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  10. It was great having you over especially to celebrate such an important person and occation. Your pictures turned out great as usual.

    Love Mary

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Thank you!