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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Friends, Food, and Fun

Marvelous Monday to you all!  Hoping your day was as much fun as mine was here at the homeplace .  It was our annual Girlfriend Luncheon. How blessed I am to have such wonderful friends.  This group of  girls have been friends for many, many, years.  We have gone thru good times and bad, moments both  happy and sad, births and deaths, and through it all have been there for each other.  This year we were all tickled to have my sister-in-law join us.  She lives in a neighboring city and she was with  us  for the day.  Everyone brought a dish or two , maybe three and we had a wonderful lunch.  You know us southern girls know how to EAT.  There was chicken, potato salad, rolls, cornbread and mexican cornbread, blackeyed peas, collards,  baked sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and Queso Potato Cheese Soup. Sounds like a feast?  Well that's not all.  We also had cucumber/cracker appetizers, ham rollups, bacon smoke sausage bites, and sausage balls.  There was veggies and dip also.  You know we had to eat healthy!  (lol) Then there were 2 cakes and a lemon pie.  Yes, I would have so loved having all of you here.  I really believe there was enough food for everyone of you.  Three of our hubbys came later and helped to eat some of the food.  And there is still food  for the freezer.
I so hope each one of you have at least one person in your life that is as special to you and these girls are to me.  If not put that on the top of your list for 2012.  A true friend is priceless. Sorry I didn't get pictures.  We got busy talking and eating and I forgot the camera. 

But I do have a few pictures of the bedroom to share with you.  Hope you enjoy them.

Bed all decked out for the holidays.

Hope you enjoyed the tour of my bedroom decorated with some of my favorite snowmen (and ladies).  I will move them into the living room after Christmas and they will stay for the winter in hope of SNOW!!

I am leaving you  with a photo of Wilbur.  Yep, when Darbee Rae came in the back door today she started hunting for him.  Well, he is not suppose to go upstairs so it was hard for her to find him.  Luckily her cousin who is older was here also and helped in the search.  This is where they found him.

He never made it upstairs, but that silly elf collected some of my Christmas Cards and was enjoying them on the stairs.   This Nana is getting tired of clearing up all his messes.  Sure glad he will be on his way back to the North Pole in a few days!  He left Darbee Rae some lip gloss and she was a happy little girl.  She was blessed with many neat surprises from friends today. 

And the ending to a blessed day was visiting with all of you my far away friends.  Hoping you all a wonderful evening wherever you may be.  Until next time.


  1. Sure sounds like a feast, glad you had a great time! I love your quilt on your bed!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Sounds like a fun get-together with your friends & your bedroom is beautiful! Love all those snow guys & gals : ) I'm enjoying Wilbur's shenanigans : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  3. Hi Angela...I love your bedroom decorating! Wilbur is just causing all kinds of mischief isn't he!! Thanks also for the lovely card that you sent me. Sorry to say that I have not sent any cards out this year but thank you so much for thinking of me!!

  4. Hi Angela, I spotted the ELF! Girlfriends are just the best!! I have a few like yours, and we had a feast last Friday night. Sharing good food and getting together with friends is truly a blessing. So glad to hear that you had a great time with yours. Also loved all of your smowfolk. Great idea to move them from the bedroom into the living room after Christmas. Take care, and if I don't get to blogging anymore this week, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and hears hoping Santa is good to you too! Janice

  5. Sounds like a fabulous get together.
    You made me hungry just reading about it.
    Your bedroom looks wonderful.
    Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and fabulous new year.

  6. You have a wonderful collection of snowfolk Angela! And your bedroom is so wonderfully cozy! Glad you got some gal pal time in....your menu sounds wonderful - and definitely "southern" I'd say....black-eyed peas and collards aren't on our potluck lists! (In fact, I'm not sure I've ever had them....) ;o) Hope Wilbur behaves himself these next couple of special days....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Love your snowmen collection. Sounds like a fun time today!!!
    Merry Christmas,

  8. Sounds like you all had a great time!! Love your snowmen collection!!

  9. Sounds like a great time and great food!
    Love the quilt in yout bedroom and the whole room is sweet.

  10. Good Morning Friend
    I just love your cozy snowman room. And your bed is just beautiful.
    How blessed we are with FRIENDS!
    Love & Joy to you


  11. Sounds like you had a good time with your friends, and the list of food sounds so yummy. I just love your decorations in the bedroom, snowmen are my favorite. That elf is quite a rascal isn't he? Lots of fun for Darbee though, that's what it is all about.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely pics.
    Country at heart

  12. So many snowmen..so cute! Dianntha

  13. Hi Angela, Love your snowmen collection, something I love to collect myself. Your decorating in your bedroom looks so nice. Thanks for sharing, Hugs Vicky

  14. Oh I love your snowman collection. I also love the garland over the bed. Beautiful!!!! Thanks for the wonderful tour.

    Merry christmas!!!


  15. well looks like your ready for Christmas even with the warm weather! Tornado warnings are a little scary for December. We usually get them in June. I am just hoping for a day closer to spring each day as our winters are usually horrible. After today the days start to get longer. Happy Holidays!!

  16. Merry Christmas, Angela!!! I hope it's a wonderful day. Love your collection of snowmen, love that they can stay out after Christmas too!
    ps... on my big snowman, no I did not make it. I think too far gone did,Love him, he is my fave! OLM

  17. OH MY, Nana, I think my family is coming over to your homestead for Christmas. I LOVE your Christmas collection of snowmen. I collect them too, I just love them so much!
    Oh Nana we have something in common and we both have great taste I realized we have the same Christmas background on our blog, you rock!!
    I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I can't wait for 2012 to start I am praying it will be a 100% better year than this one.
    Christmas Blessings to you and yours from my whole family,
    Tricia XO

  18. Angela , what a great gathering and your snowman decor is so fun we in ohio are still waiting for snow as well ! IM sure you cant wait for Wilbur to go but will miss the excitement when hes gone ! hugs lilraggedyangie

  19. Oh, I had to laugh at your gathering. For some reason, when I get together with my girlfriends there is always food involved and LOTS of it! But so fun, isn't it? Friends that we enjoy spending time with, laughing and having a good time with, is a true gift from God.

    Your bedroom is beautiful and I LOVE that quilt!! Such cute, cute snowmen! I love them and collect them more than Santa so they come out with my Christmas and stay out till almost spring, hehe.