Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Friendship is a sheltering tree

Today was busy at school because it was portrait day for me. It’s the 10th grade’s turn for the Spotlight bulletin board in the main hallway at school and let me tell you, high school kids LOVE getting their photo taken!

Not.

But I have fun with them, and I really like them, so it wasn’t too bad. The little ones get really excited though, and I took photos of many of them for the Lower School bulletin board as well. Some day I’m going to figure out how to get the fake smiles off their little faces and get them to smile their real smiles. They are so much sweeter looking without those pretend ones ~

Last night, I escaped into Netflix and watched Starman. I really love that movie for some reason.

Tonight, I’m reading The Wednesday Letters. I’m in a little group at school and we pass books around to each other. It’s my turn for this one and I’m liking it very much already.


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I found these photos on the camera disk yesterday. Courtesy of my husband. And no, that's not our real mailbox. The previous owners had their mail delivered here and the box still stands. I think it looks nice there.


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Yesterday morning was really foggy and I asked him to get some photos for me. He was busy, he told me. So this was all he could get.


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But this guy says to say hello.


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Pioneer Woman is hosting another photo assignment and although the shot below isn’t all that and a bag of chips, I entered it anyway because I like it. And I can do what I want. The assignment is ‘Sisters’ and you may enter anything that means that to you.

PW Photography Assignment: Sisters

These are three of my blogging sisters. They are the first women I met in real life through my blog. It was May of 2009 and my co-workers told me I was crazy to drive all the way to New York City by myself to meet people who could turn out to be axe murderers.

But I did it anyway.

And thankfully, there were no axes.


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From left to right: Annie {Tombstone Chronicler}, me, Lauren {Mental Pause Mama} and Daryl {Out & About in NYC}. We were having peach sangrias on a beautiful spring day at one of the outside tables at Momoya, a sushi restaurant on Amsterdam Ave. in the Upper West Side. (Fantastic food).
And do you know what’s really cool? I get to see them all this weekend. Woot!

Thanks for coming by. It’s always a pleasure to have you here. Until tomorrow, then . . .

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36 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I love every one in that picture and am so envious. Please give them a hug from me.

Annette W. said...

Blogging friends are awesome. I don't think we had reconnected when I invited a blogging friend from Arkansas into my home...with her family. It was weird to do it, but good. I hope to see her again someday.

Chrissykat said...

Friends, sangrias & sushi and ALL on the Upper West Side?!...you're a lucky lucky lady!

Lili said...

Kate that is so exciting to learn the story behind that pic! Have fun this weekend in NYC!! Oh and I think the foggy clouds photo is tres artsy. xo ~Lili

Mary said...

Aw, you guys are so cute! :) Have fun this weekend!
xoxo

Jill of All Trades said...

As always the pictures are beautiful. Love George's eyes! I'm a bit jealous of the bloggy girl weekend. So wish I lived closer. Have a great time and tell all I said Hi!

texwisgirl said...

Awesome 'family'. :) Love that George. I'd have a hard time ever leaving his side...

beth said...

my mom always says the same thing.....how do you know that they're even women....they might be men who are axe murderers.....it makes me laugh.

and i like that you do what you want to do.....me too.

Laura~peach~ said...

4 of my most favorite women ever!!! someday...

Char said...

:) what a great time and a great group.

i always try to make them giggle because i love the giggles. sometimes i ask them to tell me a joke.

with the older girls i ask them to talk about their boyfriend or their favorite thing to do. boys....well, they rarely do a natural smile. that one is tough.

Hilary said...

Oh nice. I like it when you four get together and then I can read about it on four different blogs.

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh how fun for you! I love the mailbox photo, so moody. And oh my that George...

Catch the Kids said...

I'm going to my first blogging conference in Sydney this month. So, will meet a few bloggy friends in "real life"...Both excited and nervous! Love that dog.

deborah said...

green with envy and jealous too! I want to meet all of you in real life too!

deborah said...

Oh, lol, have a great time! Can't wait to read all about your trip!

Kerri said...

What a lovely group of ladies! I'm sure you will have LOADS of fun!

And

Of course

I LOVE George!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's a great photo of you with your friends. We have a mail box but it isn't as authentic as yours!

CJ xx

tj said...

...Ditto on what CBW said up there... :o)

...Love George's photo - sweet!

...Enjoy your weekend you lucky lil' snot you! ;o)

...Blessings...

Karen said...

The reviving of the deer - my favorite scene.

Have a great weekend!

Mental P Mama said...

Awwww. The way to get little kids to smile a natural smile? Tell them they can't smile!

TSannie said...

Ahhh...can't wait for Sunday! xoxo

Country Gal said...

I will have to check out their blogs.
A nice photo of you all! I love the first photo. Miggy says hi to George ! have a great day

texwisgirl said...

Kate - meant to tell you I have another bird drawing giveaway going on right now - I know you liked the goldfinch so wanted to let you know in case you were interested in this month's titmouse. :)

Diane said...

Great shots as always! I love the shot of the East Coast Shanty Girls! I too wish I lived closer so that we could visit more than once per year. Hug my blisters for me and have fun in NYC!

PS~ Thank goodness none of us turned out to be axe murderers!

missing the mom gene said...

I always consider girlfriends like *sistas* ... the best are the ones who take you just as you are, no judgments, no criticisms! The great thing about blogging is that you discover people you may never have come across in your life. Like you! Thanks for sharing your world, Kate!

twbcountrygirl said...

What a great picture of you and your friends. Tell hubby I like the foggy picture too. Oh, and tell Georgie I said "hi."
the wanna be country girl - Caroline

sharon said...

Aren't sister friends the greatest?
I need to branch out more. I really need to contact my best friend from high school. have a fun weekend!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I can't even imagine trying to get those photos taken.

Luv the B&W!

Daryl said...

I love this photo of us .. oh look you can almost see my tonsils the way my head is angled ... I am still giggling over the idea of being an axe murderer ..

Show-Me Sooz said...

Your hair is an absolutely gorgeous color. And naturally curly to boot? I'm jealous.

Jan's camera said...

That sounds like it was a fun trip to NYC. I wish I had some blogger friends, but then, I don't have a blog, so there you have it. Until next time.

Oliag said...

I don't think I would have the patience to take a school full of children's photos! But I do remember being excited as a child when it was picture day...we would all get so dressed up:)

I am envious of your meet up this weekend! Someday I would love to join!

Carolynn said...

Love the Sisters shot! Laughed at your comment about the warnings you received. I got the same thing when I planned my trip to visit Linda at the 7MSN Ranch. Those warnings, I've found, generally come from non-bloggers. So much fun to meet in person, isn't it?

Blessings,
Carolynn

Bluebird49 said...

You got me interested in the Wednesday Letter...now I'm going to have to get it saved for mw at the library. It sounds really good from what I read of just the first on his website. I mean--for Pete's sake--my son lives in the Alleghenies, we cross the Valley to get there, and we live an hour away from VA Beach. I can also see why it would be of great interest to you, Kate.

deb colarossi said...

oh, yeah, you!!
I want a George.

and a NYC weekend.

I flew with my husband on his business trip to another province to go hiking with a blogger I'd never met. Isn't life on the edge amazing :).

Louisiana Belle said...

I'm so glad you entered the photo. What can be cooler than blogging sisters? Love the photos--especially the one of George.