making new friends and keeping the old

Last Saturday, I had the most delightful lunch with Annette. We have gone back and forth being Annette #2, the other Annette, whatever, so as not to confuse. When I found her blog, I asked her if she was the one that wrote the beautiful prayers on Beth Moore’s blog. When she said yes, I knew we could be good friends. She has such a beautiful heart. Lunch flew by as we talked about everything from family to church, and even one of my neighbors who is her sister-in-law. I was given a sweet gift to put “skin on” that beautiful heart I had already come to know–and lunch was great, too.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, (I always wanted to say that), we are finally putting together our weekend home which someday will be our retirement home. I think that is why so many things have changed along the way. We are trying to think ahead and have it convenient and relaxing. With its beautiful setting, it’s hard not to be relaxing, but convenient is another story. We’ve been cleaning and sprucing up things at both houses to have everything in “company” order (if they don’t open too many drawers!)

So, now our dear friends who now live in Arkansas and Oklahoma are coming to visit today and we’ll have a few days of R & R with catching up and simply sharing good food and good times. We’ve known them 28 years and so that qualifies them as our oldest and dearest friends. I better get running but wanted to share a couple of pictures…

new friend, Annette

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and our forever dear friends, Ken and Karen

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7 thoughts on “making new friends and keeping the old

  1. Well you made it through the prep to get them there. So now I am ready for you to come to Austin!!!! Waiting…and I am so taking you to The Oasis…they call it the sunset capital of Texas for a reason. And everyone stands and applauds as the sun sets. I wonder if they know Who they are applauding??

  2. Beautiful friends! I just love “Blogville” as it connects so many of us who other wise may have never met. I hope and pray you have a wonderful time at the ranch this weekend.
    Engrafted by His Grace-
    Shonda

  3. Can’t wait to our next face to face meeting. I too am preparing for guests…and for the 1st time in years, I must say if they open closet doors…we may need search and rescue.

    Love, Annette

  4. Isn’t it the most fun meeting a bloggy friend? Valerie and I did that. We have met for dinner twice. I still look forward to meeting you sometime when you come to OK.

    Have a great day!

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