Thursday, July 22, 2010

With Friends and Family!

Well remember I said that we were meeting friend of ours from AZ?
We met at our favorite restaurant for lunch – always seem to choose this one because we know we’ll get a wonderful meal.

Emily and Joe were the perfect little lady and gentleman…they greeted Mare and Jim properly – which I knew they would even without prompting. I can always count on them!
Joe brought along his #2 Harry Potter movie so they could watch it on the ride to and from.
An hour in the car each way gets a tad long when you are 10 and 12.

Here they are in the car…not sure what Joe was doing with his tongue.
Emily in car

Joe in car

Won’t bore you with detail…so here’s the gang!
We had a super wonderful hour and a half lunch and caught up with so much from the past year.

Eating with mare jim

Me and mare

Doug and Jim

Jim, Mare, Karen, Doug

When we headed back home we stopped for gas and who should pull in as well but them! I caught Mare off guard with the camera when I realized it was their car….I think I took her by surprise when I yelled her name…
Mare at gas station

So there you have it!

It’s pouring out right now…and badly needed. The grass everywhere looks like late Summer.
We’re heading back into Janesville today to meet my Niece Tina and her husband for lunch at Applebee’s.

She made a rag quilt for me for our daughter in-laws birthday so we’re picking it up…I wish Tina would make and sell these on the web because she’s fantastic at putting the right colors together but she said she likes doing it for friends and family instead.

I’ll take a picture of it later tonight and put it in my next post.
Till then take care, stay safe and be happy

Hugs, Karen


  1. Good Morning, Karen.
    It looks like you had a wonderful visit. And I can't wait to see pics of your quilt.

    Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

  2. Karen,
    How wonderful to catch up with old friends. Great pics, thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful time today & a great weekend.

  3. So glad you got to catch up with some friends! I can't wait to see your daughter in-laws quilt. I've always wanted one of those.

  4. looks and sounds like a wonderful time..always great to spend time with friends.
    ps..Karen, you always look so nice in pics...

  5. It sounds like you and your family had a great time..There's nothing like old friend..We here in Pa. are awaiting a good rain..Maybe it's on the way here..Have a great rest of the week..

  6. Always nice to see old friends. It's good that you take the time to do that. Nice looking grandkids you've got there!

  7. Hi Karen, I am so happy to see that you all had a GREAT time!!!
    Your grandchildren looked like they were enjoying Harry Potter!
    Your grandchildren are just beautiful, but please tell them for me that you DON'T LOOK like a GRANDMOTHER, you could pass as their MOTHER! I am not kidding there is NO LOL here!!!! I am 42 and you LOOK better than I do, Doug look out, LOL!!!

    Love and Kisses,


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