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Friday, May 2, 2008

GIRLS DAY OUT ~




Time for a great lunch and some SERIOUS shopping with
BEST FRIENDS



These beautiful, blooming INDIAN HAWTHORNS were all around the front of the CAFE....
So pretty......


We wanted to eat out in the pretty courtyard but a cool front has moved in for a few days....

It was just a tad too chilly so we settled for INSIDE dining......


I had never been to CHEDDARS before and was surprised how cool it was....

This fan system was awesome....
All these little paddles hanging from a brass rod that turned and the paddles went back and forth, fanning you for all their worth......

A fabulous aquarium.....HUGH

All kinds of pretty fish.....


AND THEN......
They brought out the food......

Potato Skins with cheese and bacon.....
Cheese Sticks.......
Nachos.......
A hugh pile of CHICKEN SALAD beneath these ....well, I'm not really sure just WHAT kind of thin chips these were....but VERY tasty....

Delicious Monta Cristo Sandwiches....cole slaw...dip.....

Yum....it ALL was so good as we mixed, matched and shared all the delicious fare.

THEN to the SHOPPING .....



Such cute things...I am in love with these wooden letter blocks....I bought some...
(actually, I FORGOT to take a pic of them for THIS posting...
Just like these only spelling N E S T.............

This bright yellow drink dispenser was so cute....
and so pricey



This little prim doll was so ugly, she was CUTE .....


Such pretty displays...
Such a pleasure just to walk thru the craft and antiques mall.....



and that's me in the polka dots...

2 more of our best friends were sick so they will have a lot of catching up to do....
AND
they will NEVER be able to prove that we talked about them, either ! ;o)

HAVE A DAY OUT WITH YOUR BEST FRIENDS......
TIS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

hugs, bj
NOTE ADDED:
is hosting a very sweet
MOMMIE TRIBUTE
on MAY 6TH
Go over to her new and lovely blog for all the details on mailing her a picture of YOUR mom to be posted during this tribute.
Thank you, Theresa, for giving us all the chance to share our moms with all our friends.

31 comments:

NnN said...

Oh, what a sweet group and fun outing....that lunch looked great! :) When I meet with certain friends, a 3 hour lunch is about par for the course!! I bet you guys are the same too!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a wonderful time you must have had. The restaurant looks great and that food...oh my. I need to go eat my breakfast now because it made me hungry just to look at it!

PEA said...

Isn't it wonderful to have such a lovely group of friends nearby and be able to enjoy a day out like that:-) Sounds and looks like you all had a fabulous time...love that very unusual fan system in the restaurant and look at that food! YUM! I haven't had Monte Cristo sandwiches in forever but now you have me hungry for them!! I would have enjoyed that antique shop as well...you know me, there are no antique shops I don't like! lol xoxo

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh how wonderful to have a day with your best girlfriends! I'm just loving that lemonade cooler too! Thanks for taking us along :)

Hugs,
Dena

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Shopping & eating with friends is the best way to spend the day! I've never been to Cheddar's but the pix are making me hungry.
Hugs, DebraK

Rosie's Whimsy said...

So glad you took a girls day out. What beautiful bright and shining faces! :-) Rosie

Tea Time and Roses said...

What a fabulous girls day out!! There is almost nothing like spending the day with friends!

Smiles...

Beverly

SweetAnnee said...

I LOVE CHEDDARS and Antiques..
what a GREAT day..
deena

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

There is nothing in the world like friends.
I'm going out with one of mine tonight. There is just no telling what we will get into...LOL!
Nice picture of your group!

Beverly said...

I do believe I need a Girl's Day Out. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. I am so glad you have each other.

You look beautiful in your polka-dots.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Nothing like a nice day out with friends! You are blessed to have so many.

I ran over to Rose Colored Glasses and told her you sent me so you got another entry into the drawing.

Good luck.
Joanne

Mary said...

Awww, you guys are so cute, bj! I'll bet you all had a blast. Can't wait to see your new letters. Happy Friday,
xoxo,
Mary

Gollum said...

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. After viewing your food pictures I shall have to hobble to the grocery.

Rhondi said...

Hi Bj
Looks like you had a great time with your girlfriends and that food sure looked delicious! Thanks for mentioning the giveaway. Six people have said you sent them, so there will be a lot of pieces of paper with "BJ" in the hat for the draw. You sure have some nice blogging friends!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Rhondi

Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

I haven't had a Monte Cristo since my last time at Disneyland! I LOVE them :) It looks like you had a fabulous time!

hugs,
rue

Donna Lynn said...

How wonderful that you have so many great girlfriends to share lifes up and downs with! You are so blessed BJ!!!
I loved tagging along with you all on your special day, Thanks!
Hugs,
Donna Lynn

Cottage Contessa said...

BJ sweetie, you remind me so much of my mum. She too is always beautifully dressed and always happy & smiling and living life to the full with lots and lots of friends.....just like you! What an amazing lady you are, and so gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend dear one!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Janera said...

Good friends, good food, and good shopping make for a great day! I heart the place you shopped -- so many nice booths and things to look at! Makes me want to go tomorrow. I just may do that, now that I think about it. It's a great place to find just the right thing for a wall or table.

Great post! very fun.

Talk..to..Grams said...

This looked like you all had so much fun and fellowship!! The food looks SO good!!
I love the way you have your awards displayed!
Love and Hugs Grams

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, It looks like you had the perfect day out with the girls. Good food and shopping. Looks like a fun group! Hugs, Terrie

Anita said...

You all look like such a fun group! That food looks incredible!

beddow said...

What a fun day it looks like you had! I need to plan a day like that one of these days, I wish you could come and join me, I have a lot of antique malls right by me!

Betty

Have a great weekend.

Amelia said...

Lovely ladies (especially the one in the black/white polka dots, tasty food and throw in some shopping makes for quite an event.

I know you all had a blast.

Amelia in oklahoma

Theresa@Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I knew that was you in those polka dots, your so purty BJ ! :0) :0)

I hope we get a cheddars soon. The food looked scrumptious !

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Looks like so much fun! Next time I want to come along too! lol

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
You look like you had the most perfect day..love the group picture you look fantastic in your polka dots...don't forget to post your letters you bought at that pretty shop.
Love Kristina XxX

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hio BJ~
Look at you and all of your adorable best buds!! That is so cute, and it looks like the day existed of major eye candy and fabulous fun with your friends. May I say, you just look so sweet!
Love the black and white polka babies on you!
I have never heard of cheddars but it looks like a nice place, perfect for the GF'S!!!!The food looked scrumptious.
Otherwise, I hope all is well with you, dear blogging buddy! I always look so forward to coming for a visit!
xxxooo Holly

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have been to Cheddars and boy h boy, do they serve great food in large quantities!!

I love the antique shop you went to. It looks like alot of great things could be found there!
Hugs,
Penny

Susie said...

Looks like a wonderful girl's day out! The food all looks delish and what a fun place to shop!
xo

Meggie said...

What a great day out with friends, BJ! The food looks so delicious....I LOVE potato skins! How fun to shop with good friends...such a perfect outing. Thanks for taking me along and sharing in the fun.

Janera said...

bj, I wanted to tell you that I found the neatest little antique & junk shop today in B'field. You and your friends should take a day trip over and take a look. Lots of vintage linens, dishes, and furniture. Found a great china cabinet I'm sure thinking about tonight!