Long time no blog (for me)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

When these fine folks below (who are Harry's Godparents and our very dear friends) come to town, we tend to drop everything and just socialize with them and other mutual friends.

The kids.

Their boys are getting so big (they are the same ages as my boys)! I am not sure what they are feeding them up in Canada!!! We have known them since they were infants and I have the bathtub photos to prove it;)


The adults. This was from a previous visit as we did not get a shot from this one.

And sociclaize we did. They came into town last week and we had a blast with them. We went out for Mexican food, the Moms went to a fashion show, the kids played, we all went to Harry's baseball game. But the best night was last Thursday. My friend, Cathy came over around 4:30 and wanted to sit out front and have a cocktail (gin and tonic). The next thing we knew our neighbors were walking across the street with two bottles of wine and some glasses. People just kept coming and before we knew it there were 20 people (kids and adults) at our house for dinner. We laughed so hard and had such a fun time.

I am not a spontaneous person (although I am getting more so in my old age) but I thoroughly enjoyed how that night just came together. I did not enjoy my overtired kids the next day but such is life.

Here is a hint of what else we (Dave, really) have been up to....


(the yellow is frog tape) Final reveal soon.

P.S. For some reason these photos are not showing up sharp on blogger but they are on flickr and I-photo. Anyone know why?


  1. What fun! I too am trying to learn to be more spontaneous as I age ... your Thursday night proves it is worth it!
    The photos look sharp on my end!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  2. Looks like a perfect reason to drop everything else and enjoy your friends!

  3. Kim, how wonderful to have some great time with old friends and then for an unexpected evening with neighbors to spontaneously happen ~ those are the best! :)
    The past photo of the adults is GORGEOUS and should be in a magazine!!

  4. can't wait to see kate's room! hope you are well:)

  5. Sometimes it's the impromptu get-togethers that are the most fun! Glad you had a good time with your friends! G&T - my fave summer cocktail! :) Have a great week. Can't wait to see how the room turns out.


  6. So glad you had a great visit. Nothing like good friends in the world!! Can't wait to see the paint. Dave is amazing how is will put that much work into it!!

  7. SPONTANIETY is my new friend! I love how "unplanned" fun just comes together! Sort of SERENDIPITY w/a twist!! Having a 3yr old re-taught me that!! LOL! Love the photos (wish I knew why they came out a little blurry) but they are beautiful nonetheless!!!

  8. What fun with friends and great spontaneity. Can't wait to see the big reveal. I know Kate's room is going to look awesome!

  9. So good to have time to enjoy friends! Thursday sounds like it was wonderful, I love when things just come together!


    Can't wait to see the big reveal!

  10. you are the perfect hostess my dear
    i would love to swing in with my two bottles of wine one day too!!
    love that shot of you & how you are smiling up at dave, so pretty

  11. Kim sounds like you have really enjoyed your bloggy break : ) Love that your gin and tonic turned in to a party : ) love it!!! Those are the types of evenings I LOVE!!!!

    And I can't wait to see the reveal...I think it's Kate's room??? How fun!!!

  12. Sounds like a great time! Love Kate's big smiles in this post and your last post.

  13. Sounds like you have been having a great time..
    Love the photos..
    And can't wait to see the finished room.

  14. I love that neighbors just migrated to your home--that is when the best memories are made. Memories we didn't even plan!! You are gonna have a fun summer!!

  15. Frog tape? Never heard of it! Is it a Texas thing?
    Glad you are back but glad you enjoyed the time off.

  16. Kim, I just love neighborhood gatherings like the one y'all had last week. It is so much fun to host an impromptu dinner... I mean, if you subtract all of the cooking and cleaning up. *grin* But it's what I imagine small town America was like fifty (okay, sixty) years ago.

  17. Kim, sounds like a blast...I love a party...where it just happens..the weather is good everyone just comes to visit..thats so much fun and really lets you enjoy your neighbors. So glad you have enjoyed Harry GodParents! Can't wait to see the stripe on Kate's walls..they look awesome already!

  18. Catching up with dear friends is the best ~ sometimes the unplanned gatherings are the most enjoyable!

    Glad you all had fun ~

  19. I can't wait to see the finished product!!

  20. What a fun evening! I love spontaneous get-togethers. They are always the most fun... and can never be completely recreated.

  21. Sure looks like you have been having fun! So glad for a nive visit with your friends from Canada, and the neighbor hood dinner! Anxious too see the new room!
    All the kids looked GREAT!

  22. love get togethers with old friends! I am on pins and needles to see this new room!!!


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