Sunday, November 15, 2009

Treasured friendships

It's the end of the day and I'm ready to go put my feet up and work on my holiday lists. But first, in the spirit of NaBloPoMo, I'm just checkin' in.

It was heavenly, this morning, waking up to the whole world blanketed in 10" of snow. Every tree branch, fence line and mailbox on the street trimmed in white. Lucky for us that we didn't have to go out in it, and even nicer to have a group of friends come over for brunch and to watch the football game. This is a group of three couples whom we have known since before we (or any of them) got married. We've camped together, seen our kids grow up together, welcomed each New Year together for years and years, and they are as much a part of our lives as our families. They're those kinds of friends. If we think back, we can kinda remember the order that each person met the others, but for the most part it doesn't matter. Now, we're just the group. Their presence warmed our house on this cold, wintry day, each one coming through our front door, stomping snow off shoes, carrying baskets and plates of food, and happy to be together.

Confession: most of them watched the football game, and a few of us watched The Proposal with Sandra Bullock. We're not all football fans and have come to appreciate our differences through the years.

Today, I'm thankful for life long friendships.


♥Mimi♥ said...

My gosh, you woke up to that much snow! Right now I know I'm blessed not to live where you do! We will get snow up here soon enough and it will certainly be here long enough☺ Thank you for sharing your thoughts and blessings with me today.

Joanne said...

Life long friendships ... a treasure indeed :)

Bee Jay said...

What a beautiful way to spend a day with friends - and all that snow outside! Picturesque.
To be honest Karen I didn't measure the honey for the whipped cream, just poured enough to cover the bottom of the bowl - people seemed to like it but I have to confess I didn't even 'lick' the beaters when I'd finished. I was longing to though! LOL

Sherri said...

Sounds like there was something for everyone! I just saw The Proposal recently and loved it! I love that little white puppy named Kevin-he was so cute! Treasure your friends!

diana said...

the older i get, the more i cherish my friendships. our friendships are true blessings.

Jen said...

I love those kinds of friendships...I have them as sweet to have...we are so blessed.