Did you miss me, dearest BBFF (Blessed Blog Friend Forever)?
If you’re quizzically responding right now, “Um … gee Deb, did you go somewhere?” the answer is no, you didn’t.
But I did go somewhere – our remote Smoky Mt cabin – for three glorious weeks, with three different sets of Besties (one pair per week). Now I’m going to be piling photos on your head for the next few posts until you yell “Uncle!”
Week 1: My longtime childhood besties Jan and Amy Jo visited from FL and OH (we met in middle school and stuck to each other for the rest of our lives like ticks on a hound dog).
Week 2: Sister Cindy and niece Andie drove up (the 9 hour drive only took Cindy 12 hours, but that’s how she rolls!) for a fun-filled five days in the cool, cool breeze (in the 50s at our high altitude cabin).
Week 3: Soul sisters Cheryl and Marianna from my neighborhood Bible Study zipped along (in more than one way – a separate post on our ziplining adventure is forthcoming) for a jolly good time.
I’ll caption each photo but if you have questions, please feel free to ask.
Love seeing the pictures. I miss my sister and niece. I feel blessed to have had the time that I did with them.
Your posts always manage to bring a smile to my face. I feel that we are good friends
God bless you and your family
We ARE, Erma! The best of blessed friends forever (BFFs)! May I ask what happened to your sister and niece, dear friend? Praying Papa God’s special blessings on you today.
My sister passed on in 2014 .She was eighty -two and had a wonderful life
Now she is in her forever home.
My niece is still with us. She lives far away so we don’t get together very often
But we do talk each month and play catch up. But somehow its not the same as spending time one on one.
Still all in all I am truly blessed.
Dearest Erma, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister. Sisters are special, aren’t they? I don’t know what I’d do without mine, although she makes me roll my eyes almost as much as my mother (age 91) does! Regardless of how much they get under our skin, they’re unique blessings from Papa God. Hugs to you, sister!
Smoky Mountains are the best! Can’t beat the weather right now! BTW – I LOVE your short hair!! Cute, cute!!!!
The weather was absolutely PERFECT – can’t say I’ve ever been up there in Sept before, always June and then not until Oct. So many different wild flowers bloom each month – some I had never ever seen before! Always happy to see your smiling face again, my dear.
M L Holder says
Oh what fun making memories
Yes, indeed! What are some of your favorite ways to make memories?
Patti Jo Moore says
Oh, how FUN!! (and yes, I did miss your posts!).
You were in my favorite place – – the Smokies!
So glad you had that special time with family and friends. 🙂
Thanks, Patti Jo – it was so much fun! What have you done recently for fun, girlfriend? I’d love to hear about it!
Patti Jo Moore says
I’m blessed to live only 10 miles from my oldest sister, who is widowed. She’s been coming to my house for meals and nice, long visits—which we both love! Since it’s likely we’ll both be re-locating to different areas of the state before long, I treasure these frequent visits!
Julie Blackmore says
Wow!!! I was just asking Father God about you for the past 2 weeks or so!! You deserve a beautiful vacation….with awesome best friends!!! I have always wanted to zipline!!! I am so happy that God bless you with that opportunity….and to spend each week your Besties is just so awesome!!! Yay! Papa God!!!!!
Aww, Julie – I’m so touched that you noticed I was AWOL! I wish, wish, wish I could invite you and my other BFFs up to our cabin for a big celebratory blow-out! We would surely have a blast to end all blasts. Thanks so much for being such a faithful friend!
What great memories and in the smokies.
Love seeing happy memories pictures.
Glad you are back .. missed your e-mails
Thanks, Carol! I’ve got more pics coming for at least two more posts. I got a little camera-crazy this time. Usually I only post a few pics of any event so not to pester people (like the grandma who pulls out her 30-yard-long grandbaby album) but this time I’m caving to the temptation to share more. If it gets annoying, please let me know :-D.