Family and Friends

5 Nov

On the 21st of October, we had left Stephen in New York with some dear friends as he wanted to help with some work that needed to be done there. Well, Friday morning was the planned date to pick him up!

First off, though, mom and I celebrated dad’s birthday. It was a little unusual not having the boys there – but we enjoyed giving him our gifts and cards! My father is such an amazing man who loves the Lord with all of his heart and truly desires to please Him! He has a great love for his family that is shown by his care, protection, kindness, affection, generosity, and the list could go on and on! I am quite honored to have such a wonderful man in my life!

Before the morning got away, we quickly packed our bags and headed to NY to pick up Stephen. We arrived in the mid-afternoon and enjoyed the fellowship of the Barkowski family. They had lovingly prepared a wonderful meal and dessert – making the day special for us all but especially dad!

In the evening around 8:00 pm, the guys and girls decided that miniature golf would be fun! It was freezing out; but we had a blast laughing, putting, talking, and yes, even being silly until about 10:30 when we realized we were beat and chilled to the bone (at least I was!).

Here’s a group shot:
(L. to R. Allison, David, me, Stephen, Elisabeth, Bradley)
Only some were being silly!
The girls!

Saturday, before making the 4 1/2 hour trip home, the ladies of the Smith, Barkowski, and Cammilleri household decided to make a quick trip to Christopher & Banks for their big 40% off sale. Well, the quick trip wasn’t so quick as there were what seemed to be a ton of shoppers. The lines were almost out the door! After standing in line to check out for about 45 minutes, I walked out a very happy shopper! Here’s a few of us girls with our packages!

Then there was show and tell!

And of course, we can always learn more shopping tips from the more experienced!
Here’s Aunt Alice sharing a few things with us! Haha!

I just had to include this pic. It’s just too adorable! Someone got into the chocolate batter!

To say the least, we all had a fabulous time this weekend! Fun memories were made and great fellowship was enjoyed! Praise the Lord for family and friends!


13 Responses to “Family and Friends”

  1. Stinnett Family November 5, 2007 at 2:31 am #

    What a lovely time! I laughed at the Christopher & Banks pictures- We love to hit their sales too! 😉 It looks like you girls bought out the whole store!

  2. Sallie November 5, 2007 at 5:19 am #

    Chocolate batter is the best kind to get in to 🙂

    God bless,

  3. Under Southern Skies November 5, 2007 at 1:19 pm #

    It looks like you had a lovely time! Friends are so special! 🙂

  4. Anonymous November 5, 2007 at 7:29 pm #

    What a fun trip!!!
    ~Kirsten 🙂

  5. Heather November 5, 2007 at 8:18 pm #

    Looks like so much fun! You all look happy even though you were cold!

    You gals must have found some great things at C&B ~ I love the pics with all those shopping bags!! I think I would have loved show and tell too.

    The little one with the messy face is adorable. That’s a classic.

    Good friends are great blessings ~ like you! 🙂

  6. A HEART OF PRAISE November 5, 2007 at 11:04 pm #

    It looks like you had a wonderful time.:)
    I love the last picture! Such a cutie. 🙂

  7. Heather November 6, 2007 at 12:08 pm #

    Hello! I will be adding a blogroll to my new page. May I add you? 🙂

  8. Jennifer November 6, 2007 at 4:19 pm #

    Looks like y’all had a blast! Fellowship with other like-minded people is always great!

  9. ~Bryant November 7, 2007 at 1:52 am #

    Oh, I loved the pictures! All the smiling faces brought a smile to mine! Thank you for posting the pictures!

  10. Nicole November 7, 2007 at 2:48 pm #

    Looks like it was great fun!
    Just curious how old are you?

  11. Sara N. Smith November 7, 2007 at 3:14 pm #

    Please feel free to e-mail me if you have questions. The blogger doesn’t allow me to respond to an anonoymous comment (I can only respond if you have an open blog).
    Thank you! Blessings!

  12. Sara N. Smith November 7, 2007 at 3:15 pm #

    Oops, forgot to answer your question: I am 24 years old! 🙂

  13. Jen November 7, 2007 at 5:12 pm #

    Wow that is way too much clothing 🙂 We went too though! We had a blast! I loved seeing Nicolea in the batter! AWWWW!!!

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