Thursday, June 23, 2011

What can I say..other than..thankyou thankyou thankyou :-)

I had such a great time today with all the girls for lunch..it was as if we'd known each other all our lives.  No awkwardness..and no silence, that's for sure!

{Bridgette,Lois , and Vicki}

{Roeann, me and Gail..}
That everyone made the effort to come..and wiliness to share of themselves was totally amazing..but not at all surprising.  After all, we've been through a lot together..all through blogging.

{Vicki, Gail, Roeann and your's truly..}

If I could have had all of you there, I would have



(Gail and...can you spot Roeann??}

.{all of us minus Bridgette}

Some memorable and thought-provoking quotes of the day:

"I'm going to have a koi fish tattooed on the underhang of my arms..that way, when I wave, the fish will swim..."

"If  I eve get married again, he'll need to be rich...and generous....and ...impotent."

"Oh my gosh! I was washing my hands and I looked down and I have this watch on from Anastassia's Attic! I need to go give it back before I look up & see the police!"

"Well, you work for a DNA company...can't you clone him??"

"She has a tattoo right above her bottom..it's a Phoenix rising from the ashes.."........
{ "sounds  more like rising from the asses.."}

"You need to take a lot of pictures of us..we'll tip big.."

"Fried Green Tomatoes at the Archibald Cafe..what could be better?"

We laughed, we ate,






we shopped ..



 ..we met the beautiful Tara from Anastassia's Attic..the most beautiful store I  have ever seen...

{Yeah..that's Roeann..hiding again! And the beautiful addition to this photo is Tara..owner and author !!}

{Good look on ya, Vicki!}

{Roeann, we KNOW that's YOU!!}








**LOVE** the sign below...

and I bought her book, which she inscribed to me..




..today we bonded.  In a special way..and our lives will be enriched by the events of just this one event...

Bless you all...I had a blast!!

-me

23 comments:

ain't for city gals said...

Never say never...I might be there one day!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

We're counting on you next year!!

Linda Chapman said...

What an amazingly good time!! Thanks fro sharing it with all of us in this post! Loved every word and every pic!!

Ann said...

What a wonderful afternoon ... what a blessing for all of you.

Vee said...

I can tell that you all had a high old time! :D When's your next meeting?

Vicki aka Jake said...

As one who had the privilege to be involved..and loved every minute of it also...all I can say is....

SURE WAS A PRETTY WATCH !!

Ok, you're spoke for all of us Colleen, what a great gaggle of gals we were and this will NOT be the only get together. Hopefully we'll just G.R.O.W. into the greatest bunch of bloggers ever!

Thanks for taking, and sharing, so many pictures:)

just call me jo said...

We could charter a bus next year and drive up from Arizona. Roeann loves to drive. Does she have her CDL? We'll look into it...Sheryl, Holly, Roeann, me, Ann, maybe Pat will be here,Laraine...I'm sure we can pack in a few more. Let's do it!

Ha, ha, Roeann--we finally got to see you. And, Bridgette, you kind of dodged pictures too. You really are my kind of ladies. Colleen is sooo photogenic. What a pretty lady. I don't know the others but it looked like soooo much fun. I love that shop. The food looks delicious. Yes, I swear AZ will all be there next time.

Jillian said...

I LOVE that sign about the the dragon! We need one of those :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like weather was perfect for your get together and no doubt you had a fantabulous time! Absolutely wonderful. Best wishes, Tammy

Pearl said...

Oh how I wish I had been there!!!! The shop was my kinda shop, I would have bought way to much. Glad my buddies had such a good time. Hugs, Pearl Great pics by the way.

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Holly said...

Ditto on everything Jo said up there. We will be there whether we are invited or not. I'm shocked that Roeann didn't wear a mask the whole time, we've been really wanting to know what she looks like. So glad to see her pretty little face. Sad I missed it!

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

I can only imagine the police reports...hey, it was only a little fun!!!Heehee!

Ming said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. As for the 'do you see Roeann' shot... had you not asked that question, I would have missed her entirely! She makes one heck of a hydrangia! (I think that's what it was).
Thanks for sharing your blogging good times!

Breezy said...

What a great time we had!!! I loved every minute of it!

Charmingdesigns said...

What fun!!! Thanks for your sweet comments!
If I only lived a bit closer!

Ruth P. said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!
I enjoyed reading about it and seeing the photos!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a special day. And what a special post. :-)

Only ones I know are you and Vickie. But fun was certainly had by all.

Gentle hugs,
~♥~

My Grama's Soul said...

Found you at Jake's....looks like you gals had so much fun. I'm another AZ lady......I wanna' come too.

xo

Jo

Donna said...

How much fun is this??? I want to be there too...

CATIZ4PawPaw said...

I had a great time and was bummed I had to go back to work. I wish I could have stayed and gone through the shops with you.
Thanks for giving "Vicki" a ride back to my house after lunch.
I can't wait until we plan something again, maybe it should be to the tattoo parlor.
You are so right about it feeling like we've known each other for a lifetime. Well, other than I have known Vicki all my life
Thanks again for including me.

CATIZ4PAWPAW

Melinda Cornish said...

OK!!!!! the next time I am soooooooo there...I will email you my phone number....

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Fun, fun and more fun! I am so jealous, I would love to meet with blogging friends. Love the quotes you heard!