Monday, December 7, 2009

How I spent my weekend: the short version

I have met some wonderful people in the blogosphere, and this weekend I visited with some of my favorites. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, I headed up the Jersey Turnpike, stopping in New York City to pick up Daryl and then continuing on to Connecticut. We were headed to Lauren’s place to spend the weekend and visit with her and Annie, who lives nearby.

It’s late as I write this and I’ve much to do before I sleep, but I wanted to share a few photos with you.

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We were awed by a beautiful church.

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And went shopping. I think Lauren fell in love with something here.

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And we met the magical Dora who’s dressed for the season. I hope George isn’t jealous because I think Dora’s a delight.

We lunched. And brunched. And picked up sushi for dinner.

We took walks, and talked. But best of all, we laughed. A lot.

And it was just what I needed.

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TSannie, Lauren, Daryl, and a completely horrid photo of me. Everyone else looks great, so please ignore that person on the right. Thank you.

Hope your weekend was relaxing. I’m off to unpack . . .

37 comments:

Ellen said...

Ooh, looks like a fun weekend. Isn't Dora a hoot of a pup? Just don't touch her ears!

Glad you had a good time. And you look just a lovely as the other ladies.

Leenie said...

What fun! What fun! How nice you were able to connect with bloggy friends. You are all lovely. I agree Dora is a delight as well, but I admit I favor George.

Hilary said...

I want to come!!!!!!
You look like you are having a blast....good for you.....and it isn't an awful photo at all.
Don't we always think that about ourselves???

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

You all look fabulous. Please tell me somebody bought a pair of those boots!

Laughter is the very best medicine, and so are good friends.

Char said...

sounds like a great weekend - so glad you had a good time

Hilary said...

Looks like great fun. Of course it is.. look at the company. The whole bunch of your are beautiful inside and out.

JackDaddy said...

Hmmmmm, I'm getting a Sex and the City vibe there! :)

beth said...

oh those boots....swoon !
I want a pair too !!

Snappy Di said...

I may have had to have a pair of those boots too. Not to wear for heaven sakes.... just to look at! GAH... so pretty. And stop being so hard on yourself. I'd be your friend any old day so shut up about your looks.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Caroline said...

I love the photo of the boots! And you look wonderful!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Oh, what a fun time shows on everyone's faces. I am glad you had a needed break and we'll keep the Dora photo from George. Glad you are home safe. Jeanne

Mary said...

Awww you guys are so cute! I'm so glad you had a good time. Love the church photo! :)

Amy said...

Kate, I have to just tell you- SHUT UP! I know it's typical woman to complain about how she looks and never be satisfied but you're a beautiful woman, just like the other three next to you! You are not alike which is wonderful- your beauty is unique and comes from within which shines brightly on the outside..I wish people could see themselves as others see them..
Sorry,didn't mean to be harsh, but you're lovely as well as your blog friends...you look like you've been friends for a long time! Glad you had such a great weekend together, laughter is a beautiful thing!

ELK said...

what a blast...you look lovely!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yeah what amy said and I WANT THE LONG version :) i live vicariously through ya'lls adventures and would appreciate the full totally detailed versions always LOL.... looks like so much fun to me :)

Kerri said...

Kate, your beauty shines in every post!
Sounds like a wonderfully fun weekend!!

CarlaHR said...

Kate, how lovely to meet new friends in person and have a wonderful time. I agree with Amy we are always way too critical of ourselves - you look great!

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Barefoot from Heaven said...

I can tell you all had fun. Don't be silly you look very nice in this picture. It's who you are my friend. Next time you gals go out, inform me I'll join you, hahaha. Sweet bye's Dagmar

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh ps, Loooooove the boots.

TSannie said...

Just the best time this weekend! Can't wait for the next get-to.
And you look wonderful, Kate. Beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder. (And me in that above photo? Beauty not so much.)

Mental P Mama said...

I miss you! Hurry back, beautiful. xoxo

JC said...

That sounds like FUN

Scriptor Senex said...

What a great thing to meet up with fellow bloggers. (And I love the boots.)

The Weaver of Grass said...

What's wrong with that photo of you - you look happy and are smiling - and that is all that matters.

Daryl said...

Oh stop ...

Can everyone tell it was COLD?

Big Hair Envy said...

I think that ALL of you look fabulous!!! Must have been the good company and the laughter....or, perhaps, the wine;)

WV: pokings Sorry. I found that hilarious!!!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Oh, the fun! Glad you all were able to arrange a rendezvous. I miss you!

Anonymous said...

I think you look pretty.

Egghead said...

Fun times and you all look fabulous.

JFKlaver said...

You ALL look like a barrel of fun. Thanks for sharing your journey.

cottage farm villa said...

Kate, Dora looks like she could snap at a moments notice in that photo. George has NOTHING to be jealous about EVER!

Looks like you had a great time with your friends from blogland.

Country Girl said...

Oh! I don't think she'd ever do that. She's a sweetheart of a little dog!

ro said...

Hi Kate,

I personally feel that you all look terrific and it sounds like a great weekend. I miss all my girlfriends from Maryland so much and I haven't made any friends here in Texas yet. It's just not the same. Anyway, I am getting off track. I love the pictures of the church, it reminds me of the church I grew up in. Sounds like a great weekend!!!! lucky girl.
hugs Ro

Golden West said...

How nice to get on the road and have a meet up - looks like a grand time!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

WOW! You chickies look like a million bucks! I know you had fun if you laughed alot! I'm gonna be there next time!
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Diane said...

Y'all look so lovely!

I'm so glad you had the opportunity to get together.

I miss you all and only wished I lived a little closer!

Warm hugs to you Kate!