Monday, May 3, 2010

Fun With Family & Friends

We have so much fun when we go on our once a year trip to Helen Ga. with our best friends. None of us require too much. Just give us some good food, and a fishing rod, and some playing cards. We all love to look at the flowers that are blooming and take walks. We love to be bored. It doesn't bother us at all.
We have been best friends for over 30 years with Vicki & Eddie.
That is a long time!
We can go months without seeing each other but when we do it is like we saw each other yesterday. That is true friendship. We are so blessed to have this special trip every year to be with them. We laugh so much. I sure have needed that lately.
Laughter is good medicene.

I caught 7 fish that day. It was fun. Notice my waders and my vest? I have it all now!

We were so tickled when Vicki & Eddies son joined us for a night.
Here they are sitting up at Bettys General Store.

The honeymooners also came to join us for a weekend.
Maranda finally caught a fish!!!

Here we are working a word search puzzle.
Granny would be proud!

And here we are playing Canasta. The honeymooners had never played before.
Eddie tried to teach them but me and Vicki kept chiming in with other rules and I think it confused them more. We just can't stay quiet for some reason!! Ha!

The honeymooners only played 2 hands and gave it up. Vicki & I were on a team and our sweet hubbys were on a team. We played until after 1 a.m. which is late for us but of course it is vacation, right? Who won???? We won't even go there. Tonight is another night!!! Get ready Boys!!!


Becca's Dirt said...

Sounds like a great time with friends. I bet you were tickled to catch those fish. I know I would have been. The only thing that ever caught my hook was a stick. That looks like a great place to vacation.

lindsey said...

Looks like you had a great time. Good job with the fishing!! How lovely it is to be with old friends and just be able to relax and have fun, its amazing when God brings us into friendships where is doesnt matter how long it is since we last saw them, its as if it was just last week!

Darla said...

Just what the doctor ordered!!! What a great time..

Amy said...

What a lovely time. Thanks for sharing.

My friends are coming here to Texas in June to help cheer me up. They will be here for two weeks. We will have some really fun times.

Have a blessed day. It was good to see your smiling face. God bless.

Patty said...

Friends!Glad that you're enjoying your vacation.

Anonymous said...

Oh it looks like you are having a wonderful time!!! You deserve it!! I have to say you could start a fashion trend with those waders!! I love playing cards but I have never learned canasta. I think you would make a great teacher....UHHMMMM I have to say that your my friend!!! LOL
Love ya have a fun time!1

Allie said...

I think that was just what the doctor ordered - I'm so glad you had such a good time. You look SO professional in your vest and waders, Val!

Michelle said...

Have a wonderful time, my friend. You deserve it!

Pat said...

I'm glad you had such a nice time and also shared so many fun photos with us. (I'm afraid to bait a hook OR take a fish off the line, so I'd have been in big trouble there...LOL)

Pat said...

OH, yes...your granddaughter is beautiful. Happy Birthday to her!

Carol said...

Oh boy, good friends, family and fun. What a wonderful life:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

How special it is to have this time with friends - treasure it. blessings, marlene

Jan said...

It is wonderful to have friends like that, one of the simple pleasures and joys of life!

Alice Grace said...

I am so glad you all are having a very relaxing time! You really needed this time with friends and family. Sounds like the boys won the game! Hey, what happened to that winning streak you always have! Have fun and get some rest and some peace.

Maria said...

So nice for you all to have such a wonderful relaxing time with family and friends.

Love Bears All Things said...

I think the first time I read your blog, you'd been on a trip with them and were putting together your first quilt.
The quilt arrived yesterday. I was surprised because I had forgotten what it looked like. Didn't remember it being a scrappy quilt but we love it. I have to put a label on it before I give it to Wonder Boy.
Mama Bear

Needled Mom said...

It looks and sounds like such a wonderful time with good friends. Isn't it great to have folks in your life whom you are so comfortable with?

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Just checking in on you to make sure you're doing all right. I've been so busy these days, I haven't been reading blogs too much. I've been to Helen, Ga., a couple of times, but it's was years ago. Neat place. Have a good day, Valerie.

Sherry said...

I'm so glad your having fun! You look happy!