Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Friends that are family

There are friends that are as close as family, they are our chosen family. Our next door neighbors from California still remain our best friends and traveling companions. It was such an incredible surprise to have them here for the entire weekend! We are already planning our next vacation, next year; initially we had thought about Charlotte, N.C. but changed our mind to an Alaskan Cruise and I'm already researching the various land/sea packages. Jim and Barb went on a cruise and land trip about 10 or 11 yrs ago and loved it. Hubby and I have always wanted to see Alaska and this would be such fun.

WE were so incredibly honored to have our friends and family fly out to Colorado for our party.  Barb always gets me in the mood for quilting, for this is what we did so much of when we lived next door to each other.  We are still so in awe of what our daughters and sil's and grands were able to orchestrate and pull together. 
Now that life is back to normal, I've got fabric to wash and a quilt to design.  Hunter is settling back into a quiet house. Our cow takes its farewell journey today; my daughter is feeling a bit sad, as am I.  How can you bond with an animal that you were never affectionate with?  The kids seem fine with knowing Missy is going to the slaughterhouse, but time will tell if they miss her presence in the pasture.  Daughter Carrie says she needs some chickens now. 
Have a great Wednesday!
Noreen & Hunter


  1. You can just tell from these pictures how very special this couple is to you...I do think God gives us those special friends that become family as a treasured gift.. You are blessed that you can get together and keep that close relationship going......

    I am like Carrie, I want some chickens too but sweet fisherman is not in agreement...still have to work on him..hahah

  2. It is a special thing to have friends such as you have! You are blessed ♥

  3. What lovely people...I would want to move next to them again! I know what it feels like to send one of the animals off once you've got fond of it ...farmer or's hard! Hope that things go OK Joan

  4. There is nothing like the kind of friends you mentioned! We are blessed to have such wonderful friends as well. I am so glad you got to share this time with them! What are going to quilt now? Inquiring minds want to know....

  5. Oh Noreen I haven't recovered from your wonderful surprise yet either! How wonderful that was. And your good friends there to share it all with you is the icing on the cake. So glad you got that time together. Bet your excited to get going on that new grandbaby quilt! Can't wait to see it! Hugs to you!

  6. We have been to Alaska several times to visit family there but we have never done a cruise up there. I'm sure it will be absolutely gorgeous.

  7. How lucky and blessed you are to have such close friends.

    I can't wait to see and hear all about your Alaskan cruise. DH and I keep dreaming about doing one ... if we can convince ourselves to fly, I think we might do one.

  8. What a wonderful surprise!! Sounds like you had a great time and enjoyed special time with friends and family.

  9. How fortunate to have such great friendships among the four of you! Happy quilting!


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