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Tuesday, November 3, 2009


FIRST of all today...I promised a photo of my handsome grandson, DREW, in his HALLOWEEN suit...
Now, I can't sew a single, straight line, but I made this top and hat for him and .....bless his heart...
His granddad had that awesome feather and I just hand-stitched it to the hat.
He went to a Halloween party and....judging by that last photo there, he found a beautiful damsel with which to have his picture made..
I am linking with SUSAN for OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY. One of my friends has the most delightful, LARGE backyard...
almost like a small park.
We met with other friends for an outdoor luncheon a couple of weeks ago and it was so much fun.
The pump house to her beautiful gold fish pond...
I thought I had a photo of the fish....where is it ??

This is her herb garden and it smells and looks so so good....
bwaaaaa...I want a herb garden !

OOO, here's the beautiful golden fish...

There were 6 of us that day...and we had lunch under this delightful pergola...every single one of us went to school together...that means we have been friends for a long, LONG time....isn't it awesome!!
I can't believe it but....I just flat forgot to get photos of the food. Salads of several kind and
a delicious frozen dessert.
We were pretty busy fighting flies during the meal so guess that's why the camera was the last thing on my mind.

This was so pretty in the fall so just imagine spring, when everything started blooming...
Pretty purple pansies....

We had a marvelous always.
Did I tell you before that we meet once a month for visiting and lunch ?

I love that !!

I am so thankful for my cherished and loved friends. We have a deep bond and so much fun with each other and always know that if we need something, they are ALL right there for us /!
I thank God every day for my friends....and I pray that I am a good friend to them!!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a beautiful place, BJ! Sounds like a fun tradition, too!

ellen b said...

Now that is one nice yard for a get together! What a blessing to enjoy friends in a spot like this :0)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Your gs makes a great Peter Pan! Love his outfit! What a pretty yard and love the goldfish pond!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Evening, BJ! Loved going to your party with you, and that is one super neat yard. I want that covered swing! And the fish pond, too. Loved it.

But most of all I love that Peter Pan. Is he cute or what? His outfit is super! Y'all did great on this.

Happy OW to you (I almost said Birthday!LOL!)

Love ya,

Sheila :-)

Diann said...

Hi BJ!

your friend has a beautiful backyard! thanks for letting us be part of your get together!

happy OW!

SharDon Exclusives said...

I wish we lived closer. I would love to set and chat. I think we would have such a fun time getting to know each other. I am always soooo pleased to see someone in blogland that is near my age. We are up to snuff on this computer savey world. That means we just want to learn, create, and live in the moment.
I know you have so much fun with all of your friends.
Blessings to you this fall week,

Blondie's Journal said...

It DOES look like Peter Pan was having a good the costume!!

You are so blessed to have a bunch of long time friends and most of all, to meet regularly. I would love to have that. I love the backyard, the pond is so pretty and the cart with the herbs is fabulous.

Have a wonderful day, BJ!!


Maryrose said...

Hi BJ,
Loved your post... how fun to have good friends that you have shared so much with. Loved the photos of the yard and you all look like you are having so much fun.
PS. Loved your grandsons costume...Peter Pan is one of my favorites.

Sandy said...

I'm up early and trying to keep quiet. What better way is there to spend the time than reading your wonderful blog? Thank you for sharing your garden party. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Kathleen Grace said...

It still looks like summer in Texas! Oh the warm sunshine, I miss it already. Your friend has such a pretty yard. How wonderful to have friends that have loved you for so long!

Hootin' Anni said...

Now.....he is the MOST handsomest Peter Pan if I say so. You did a great job on his costume.

Looks like you had a great time with all your friends and the beautiful scenery too.

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SmilingSally said...

I think that the idea of meeting once a month sound like a nice thing to put on anyone's calendar. What a happy group, and your friend's yard is just gorgeous!

susan said...

BJ--What a great place for lunch and how wonderful that you all make time to do it--it's so easy to get busy and let friendships slide. Peter Pan is adorable and I think you have underestimated your sewing skills! :)

Stacey said...

Oh, I like that backyard! Your friend and I have alot in common...plenty of yard work. :)

Your lunch looks like so much fun. It's just wonderful to get together with girlfriends. The best medicine of all!

Stacey said...

I forgot to say, "Drew Rocks!"

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....looks like you had a great time. Such a pretty place!!

Barb ♥

Mary said...

BJ, it's a beautiful place. How wonderful it must have been to share it with friends. Your photos are wonderful. Before I go I must tell you how clever I think the Peter Pan costume was. You did a terrific job. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

sherri@lavenderfields said...

That is an amazing back yard. Wow! Like being on a holiday! Great that you all make the effort to get together every month. Hope you are having a great week so far, and Happy Outdoor Wednesday : )

shopannies said...

he looks like a handome peter pan and the young lady next to him could be his wendy it is wonderful to have such great friends and I love the fish pond and backyard

squawmama said...

BJ the photos were awesome BUT not as awesome as having the people you grew up with still as your great friends... This was such a wonderful story. And Drew was so handsome in the Peter Pan outfit! Great job done.

Have a wonderful day my friend!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

What a wonderful garden party! and how fun to have such special girl friends. You all look so happy and really enjoying your day, I would love to have a herb garden too!
The kids costumes turned out great!
Take care and enjoy your day,

Rhondi said...

Having long time friends is something to cherish. That is so great that you are able to get together once a month for lunch and what a beautiful yard to spend the time in!
Hugs, Rhondi

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a lovely group of ladies enjoying each others company...This is a beautiful backyard...What a great traditionj!!!

Anonymous said...

First of all, don't tell me you can't sew! That costume Drew is wearing is all the proof I need that you CAN sew. That is an adorable costume and the fellow in it looks pretty good too!

There are a couple of fish in the first picture of the pond if you look real good. They were just trying to hide.

Yes maam, indeedy, you are the very bestest kind of friend!! Don't know what I'd do without my dearest friend, Jean!!!

Great blog, girl. Love you much!

Anonymous said...

First of all, don't tell me you can't sew! That costume Drew is wearing is all the proof I need that you CAN sew. That is an adorable costume and the fellow in it looks pretty good too!

There are a couple of fish in the first picture of the pond if you look real good. They were just trying to hide.

Yes maam, indeedy, you are the very bestest kind of friend!! Don't know what I'd do without my dearest friend, Jean!!!

Great blog, girl. Love you much!

Beverly said...

I love that you all get together like this. I miss being able to enjoy time with my friends.

And, her yard is spectacular.

Justine said...

What a lovely yard your friend has and wow, her own pump house for the pond? How cool is that?

Drew looked fab as Peter Pan, and hey, that chick he's holding could almost pass for Tink, no?

Justine :o )

Nana said...

What a pretty yard. Great costume too by the way.

My mom meets w/ her friends once a month too. Some of them have been friends since kindergarten.

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, your grandson makes a perfect Peter Pan. You did a great job on his costume. The hat was just right with the feather. A very handsome boy that's for sure. Look at his curls. I bet he hates that. Our son had curls and he cuts his hair so short.

I love the yard where your friends met for lunch. I moved away and lost touch with most of my HS friends. I hate that. I have gone to reunions but that lifelong friendship just isn't there.

You all look like you had a wonderful time and the yard is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your fun day.


LV said...

What a lovely place your friend has. I could almost forget the flies to be in that kind of environment. It is wonderful you still share time together. I meet a group of ladies I used to work with on whoever birthday it is. We are all retired and still enjoy being together.

Janean said...

Looks like "trouble" times six! LOL. what a gorgeous back yard to visit in. thanks for sharing! p.s. Drew DOES look cute as everything.

Bill said...

Hi BJ,
Looks like you didn't need straight seams to sew a great looking costume! Very impressive!

Your friend's yard is amazing ... like a paradise. It's so nice that you and your former classmates get together once a month ... I started to say "old friends," but I was afraid you'd take it wrong! ;) How about "friends of long acquaintance?" By the way, you ALL look youthful and lively!


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a great yard and how fun to be with friends from school!


Mary / Mariah said...

I can see it on your face that you had a lot of fun . A great place to have a get together .
About 15 men and woman from my class get together the first Thursday of every month for breakfast . It's always fun seeing old friends .

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, looks like so much fun with the girls! You all look so happy to be together. Loved the outdoor pics of course!

Miss Janice said...

Love those kind of get togethers! Great backyard!