Friday, February 20, 2009

Bittersweet Moments

Les, Me & Lisa, February 12th at LaBodega. We of course were having lunch (one of our favorite pastimes). And my Mom took our picture. I had to keep telling Lisa to keep her hands to herself! HeeHee!

It has been quiet sometime since I last posted. Friday the 13th was my last day with my dear friends. I hated to leave them, but at the same time I was excited about the new direction of my life. Les & Lisa are just amazing friends, on the 13th we all had lunch at the Olive Garden and we all exchanged Valentine Gifts. I was such a cry-baby, that day was sooo emotionally draining. I had to say good-bye to my house, good-bye to my friends & then drive 325miles to Ft. Worth. (Where I got lost 2 times before I got to where I was going!) Whew, makes me tired just thinking about it all. Below are the photos of our lunch at Olive Garden.
Lisa with her sweet little bear & Les with her ANT! Yes Les wanted an ANT from Hobby Lobby, so that's what she got!
The Adorable little doll that Les is holding is ME! I found these cute little wood cut out dolls for L & L, I colored each doll, & told them that the doll was Me, that way they could never forget Me & I could always be close by. Les said she put magnets on the back of hers & now I am an honored guest of her refrigerator!
Lisa & Les outside of the Olive Garden. Yes it was very windy & cool.
The 3 of us! Can't wait for you 2 to come in April. We will have so much fun!I saw this truck on my way to Ft. Worth. I had to take a picture! You know God does work in mysterious ways. And once again in my life he has done just that. My friend Les & my new friend Donna became Internet friends a couple of years ago. Well when Les found out that I was moving to the Ft. Worth area she told me about Donna AKA: The Prairie Fairy! So Les introduced us via Internet & guess what? Today we met in person! Our lunch turned into an all afternoon affair, we sat & talked for over 4 hours! Donna is so very delightful, so happy to meet you! Once again God has intervened threw Les for me to make friends in this huge area. And guess what else? Donna and I will only be about 10 minutes from each other! It is so amazing to see God's hand at work. Who would have ever thought that Donna and I would ever meet? God's plan was way ahead of anything I could even comprehend.
I want you all to meet Donna AKA: The Prairie Fairy. So nice to meet you Donna. The sun was shining very brightly in our eyes, but what a great photo! Hugs to you all***Renea

Monday, February 9, 2009

Last Few Days

A new chapter in my life is about to begin. I am excited & sad all at the same time. I love my home here, my family & most of all my friends. I will miss them terribly. Les & Lisa are just the best friends anyone could ever pray for. And yes about 6-8 years ago I prayed that God would send me girlfriends, and boy did he deliver! Les & Lisa both are the best friends I have ever had. We already have grand plans to stay in touch.

Here is Les & myself. Les was teaching a mixed-media art class & I was the helper! We had lots of fun that day.

Here is Les & I at the Senior Celebration. As always we were having fun.

Here is Lisa, we were at one of our favorite restaurants. It was Lisa's birthday. And as you may know we had to give Lisa a hard time b/c she is the OLDEST of the 3 of us. HaHa!
And this gift was from The Funky Art Queen, AKA Les. She gave her a clay doll that was named after Lisa. Just like Lisa, this doll loves her red wine!
And this one is for you Les, "Who's Your Daddy"? HeeHee!
Here is Les @ our Christmas get together. We had lunch @ the Olive Garden. As usual we were all laughing. Lisa & I both know how much Les loves a present!
Lisa gave me this shirt for Christmas, and of course you notice that it is for the Queen. Ha! Thanks Lisa, this is my FAVORITE shirt.
Lisa is wearing the necklace that I gave her for Christmas.
Lisa & Les sharing the joy of my new Grandchild Miss Kennedy.

I think Miss Kennedy was getting bored with her NaNa.

Les & Lisa you are my best friends, you know my life inside & out. You both are just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. I will miss our daily antics! We have had so many laughs together and also a few tears. I love you both! Can't wait for your first visit & I haven't even left yet! I have truly been blessed by your friendship. Love, hugs & kisses to you both! Renea
PS-You both had better call me often!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Beautiful Giveaway

There is a wonderful giveaway at Hands & Heart, she is celebrating her 1st blog anniversary. She is giving away a beautiful painting that I would love to have. Monica has beautiful work on her blog. So go & check it out. Have a great weekend. I will be packing & moving. Yuck! I'm so tired already! Hugs***Renea