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Monday, August 1, 2011

KEEPERS BY THE SEA 2011

Hello everyone..
Did you all think that perhaps I was among the missing... Sorry..
We had a busy and fun filled weekend..
The Keepers all arrived here on Friday evening weighted down with bag and baggage.. grin..
It was so nice to see them all..
There were a few missing and we wished they had been able to attend but life happens and we miss some things that go on..
But for the 8 that were here we had a wonderful and blessed time.. 
We had a guest all the way from Indiana, USA
The sweet girl grew up here and I used to keep her a lot when she was small... 
So much fun reminiscing and gladly taking the blame for her love of pasta... grin.. 
Anyway.. we are so glad you were here Fonda.. 
Janet came also although we feel she is one of us and so pleased she made it here, too.. 
Anyway.. On Friday night we went out to dinner.. 
Ohhhhh... it was delicious.... 
One of the best places here in town to go..(my opinion) Some had Tex Mex and then 2 of us had pasta.. 
I won't mention any names..smile..
They had chicken, steak, fish.. 
It was all divine.. 
Then we had a wonderful walk down to the sea.. 
The wind was quite strong and it was late so we just came home and snuggled down for the night.. 
There were treats galore and lots of gab.. 
A devotion time and then some of us went to bed.. 
Some stayed up until the wee wee hours.. grin.. 
And then with a few hours sleep we arose... smile.. 
Sitting around having coffee... 
And then.. 
Someone set the table.. 

Some of us had some more fellowship... smile.


And some more of us got to chatting...

About everything...
Our children, our jobs, our sweet hubbies and even a new baby or two on it's way..
Meanwhile....

Someone sees to putting the chairs around the table.. grin..
And last but not least...
Our guests are cooking the breakfast...
Yeah... it was so good.. Thanks girls..

Charlene made and brought some homemade biscuits and rice pudding... They were delicious..
Thanks Char...

Oh and they loved the fresh rose vase that I put together in a couple of minutes..


An old extra large mason jar and fresh roses and some water...
I had a rose candle burning and the cover was on the roses..
They thought that the roses must surely be the strongest smelling ones they ever came across.. giggle..
Some people's kids... grin...

Anyway... later in the morning they all tramp over to the wee shop...

And most of them carried away quart size antique mason jars to put their roses in..

Oh.. and they brought me coffees..
Someone raised those girls right.. grin..
Thanks dear ladies.. 
It was a wonderful time of fellowship..
We laughed and we cried and we are all so thankful to Jesus for being our Savior..
Because He lives we are joined in fellowship  together serving and praising Him for His goodness towards us..
So.. girls.. Thanks for coming.. Thank you for your love and respect that Terry and I both  receive from you all.. You are special in God's sight and ours..
They love Terry, too even if we do send him back home with Sammi for the night..

So.. girls until next year if the Lord tarries I pray He will keep you all and your sweet families in His love and care..
Sweet Dreams and Heavenly Blessings...

Thanks so much for visiting and for the new followers of the blog I am so glad you joined us..
I delight in your comments and read and reread every one..
Bless you all and sending hugs your way...


13 comments:

  1. So very thankful all went well and that you had such a good time! Blessings to you and all you ladies!

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  2. Looks and sounds like all had a great time ! Wonderful photos of your table and the gals ! Have a wonderful day !

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  3. Faye, Looks like a great time was had by everyone. That table setting was so pretty and the food sounded awesome. Would be so nice to have a group like that here. Memories and friendships are so special. So many take these things for granted. I thank God daily for those close to me in my life. A true gift from Him. Have a gteat week.
    Angela

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  4. Oh, that looks like so much fun!

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  5. Looks like a wonderful time! Loved the pictures.Have a wonderful week,Jen

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  6. What a sweet time of fellowship and sharing! So glad everyone had a wonderful time.

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  7. Looks like a wonderful weekend Faye Henry! Looks like the only thing missing was me!! hehe
    Oh and I can smell the beautiful roses. God is so Good.
    Hugs Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  8. XoXo... to my Fave Faye Henry!
    -Q-
    (do you like my new letter?)

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  9. Morning Faye,
    Oh what a wonderful gathering of dear friends/family and fellowship.
    It all sounds and looks just wonderful.
    Karen

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  10. What a fun time of getting together for fellowship. I love the picture of the roses in the jar.

    Have a great day.

    ~Cheryl

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  11. Oh, I think I might be a little bit envious. It sounds like so much fun. I know everyone had such a great time. I love the roses in the jar-so cute. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  12. In deed it was a great time. But we always do when we all get together. Thank you so much Faye for the invite and your hospitality.
    Love YA,

    Char

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  13. Sounds like you all had so much fun! A slumber party for grown ups! Wish I could come :) It would be so relaxing. I love the roses in the mason jar.

    I hope you are having a wonderful week.

    Vicki

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