Pages

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sisters and Friends

What a fun day I had today! My sisters and I met Ginger from Just a Thought for lunch. Before I tell you about our time together, I have to give you a little history. Ginger and I went to school together, from kindergarten to graduation. We saw each other occasionally in the almost 30 (!) years since we graduated but not often. Last spring, after I started blogging I noticed comments on Short Stops blog that made me want to visit the commenter's blog. I don't know many Gingers, but I was still surprised when I went to this blog and saw that the Ginger who was commenting was the same Ginger I went to school with. (She hasn't changed much!) I have so enjoyed reading her blog, getting to know her family through it and reading all of her insightful thoughts. She also started reading my sister Terri and Cheri's blogs. We decided it was really time that we met and had lunch together. Ginger is a brave woman and decided she could handle us all at the same time. She may be rethinking that at this time. We really did have a good time. Good food, good fellowship, good laughs! There was a problem getting a picture, because people were laughing and goofing off!
This one turned out a little better.
.
What a blessing to meet up with someone from your past and have them become part of your present! We'll have to do it again sometime and who knows what other bloggers we can find to take along!


post signature


30 comments:

Nancy said...

You guys always have a good time & are always laughing, so glad you all got to meet up. I'm surprized you didn't get thrown our of the restaurant...LOL

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

What a GREAT thing to happen. Very cool. I'm always jealous when you Terri and Cheri get together. Y'all are blessed to have one another so close, but you know that.

Deb said...

Wow that is such a neat story!! I am very happy for you:) How cool to be together again having FUN!! That is a Blessing:)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Mari, I'm laughing at the photo. Your sisters just crack me up! They are priceless.

My family was waiting to find out if you guys were all nice, hehe. Trust me, I couldn't say enough nice things about all three of you!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwww how fun! It is so great to 'reconnect' with old friends. I love it! That photo is fabulous....I can just hear all the giggling!

~melody~

Short Stop said...

Ohhh, Please take me along next time. I'll even bring Lincoln!! :)

I can tell how much fun you all had!!!

Bonnie said...

Looks like a blast !!! How fun !

Cherdecor said...

That must have been a lot of fun! It is so wonderful to have your sisters live so near and you have so much fun together. How nice to meet up with your friend too. Nice picture too.

Jennifer said...

Me, me, me, please take me. Can you see me holding up my hand and waving it like crazy?
Smiles!

Karen said...

I have so enjoyed reading Cheri's post and Ginger's. I love the photos and I love all of you. Bubbles of fun you girls are. I think I should save up and come on your shopping trip this Christmas!!! Too much fun. Hey, I will be closer to you all - we're going to Hawaii for Christmas, haven't booked it yet, but soooo excited. My hubby has been a few times, but it will be a first for the rest of us.

Melissa said...

How cool is that!!!

Terri said...

That Ginger and Cheri - what troublemakers they were! I'm glad that she could handle the 3 of us together.
Did you notice that we didn't even wear matching outfits today?
That's a first!

Sandra said...

Looks like you had a great time, how fun ;)

LeslieW. said...

What fun!!! I am jealous!

justabeachkat said...

Wish I could come next time. Cute photos!

Hugs!
Kat

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Sounds like you all had a lot of fun!! Stop on by my blog when you get a chance. I have an award for you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Rohal Call said...

Awesome! How fun when blogging friends become real world friends. It is neat to see how we all connect. Everyone seems to know someone pre blogging or live in the same town as someone they met through blogging, etc.

I am sure you all had plenty of laughs. I would say "Take me! Take me!" like everyone else here, but oh yeah, I LIVE IN KOREA!!!

Diane said...

I don't know Teri really but I know you and Cheri - how can you NOT have fun with you two???? I'm so glad you had a great time together! What a blessing to bring together family with friends and all have such a good time!!

Laura said...

I'm thinking that someday we should rent some really big place (possibly the DeVos...) and have all the Michigan bloggers, (and anyone else who wants to drive up...) come and spend a day together - wouldn't that be fun!

Pat said...

OK, I'm in Michigan, so I'm inviting myself along for the next get together...it looks like so much fun!
Doesn't the heart feel great after laughing and enjoying friendships? Loved the pictures too!

Renee said...

How funny that you 'randomly' ran into an old friend through a 'random' blog!! God sure is amazing, isn't He?

How fun that you all got together!! This is a great story.

Rebekah said...

That is just too cool. It is such a small world. Looks like you guys had a great time.

Cheri said...

That was such a blast. The first picture about sums it up. The second picture of me- I can't stand. I look like a little prissy.
Too much fun.

Mel's World said...

You guys are so awesome!!!I am so excited that y'all were able to get together and visit with each other! What a HUGE blessing!!!

girlymom said...

It looks like you all had a great time! It's nice to get out and have a little girl time. How funny that you found an old friend though the wonderful world of blogging!
Have a great weekend Mari~ hopefully we'll see the sunshine again soon!

Karen said...

I love receiving your comments Mari. I don't mind heading into autumn, it's been a pretty long summer, we
had great weather and our autumns adn winters are pretty wild. You never see snow in Auckland for example. I wouldn't mind a bit now and again though :-) I shall enjoy hearing all about the forthcoming spring in Michigan of course. Oh grotty is a British word - being a British girl I bought it over to New Zealand with me (I hope the Kiwis don't mind). Big blessings to you.

Nise' said...

Too cool! I second Pat's comment, I am inviting myself along on the next outing! LOL. I love it that your names end in "i". Neat. You are a fun looking bunch of gals.

Earen said...

That's really neat that you found your friend through Sarah's blog! Looks like a fun time. I'd love to meet some of my blog friends in person some day too!

KarenW said...

How fun to have lunch with a blogging buddy and real life friend. I'm so glad you met up again.

SharonB said...

Oh how wonderful for all of you! Looks like you had a blast! nothing better than sisters and friends!