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Sunday, January 27, 2008

filling my tank

Yesterday was chock- full of relationships.  I definitely thrive on relationships, I love being with people, I love building new friendships, and I really love spending time with old (not age, but time) friends.  So, this is how it went down.

I drove to Austin on Friday to spend some time with my sister, sister-in-law, cousin and several thousand others at an Arbonne meeting.  It was fun to see many in the business that I haven't seen in awhile and also have the opportunity to meet new people.  I have been somewhat out of the loop the past year focusing on the adoption, but Arbonne is a great company with incredible products and some top notch people. :)

I woke up early Saturday morning to go to my friend Amy's house.  Amy and I met at Kanakuk the summer before our senior year in high school.  We became fast friends and lived together all four years at Baylor.  Amy is amazing! She has 3 precious boys, is married to her high school sweetheart, can sing like an angel and is one of the most fun people I have ever known. Oh, and she is gorgeous!!  We had a BLAST in college- she is one of those great friends that you can not see for awhile and pick right back up where you left off.  I adore her!

I drank one too many cups of coffee with Amy and got on the road a few minutes late.  I drove home, changed clothes and went straight to a Sip and See for my dear friend Mary Lynn.  Mary Lynn and I were also at Baylor together. Her family grew up with Moody's family in Big A-town. ML and T moving back to Arlington has been one of the biggest blessings for our family. She just had her second baby girl and all of her friends were happy to share in their joy yesterday.

I had to leave the party early, run by the store and grab some goodies for our next get-together. I got home and the Bottomlys and Funderburks (Jana, I will fulfill my tagging duties next post) were here!! What a treat to meet Amy, Josh and that yummy Silas, and spending time with Jana and Michael is always a treat!

My kids were so happy to play with Silas.  He is such a doll.  We loved talking all things adoption, Ethiopia and life with everyone.  They say that meeting people you have only met on the Internet is not such a good idea and can be somewhat risky- well not this time my friends.






After our adoption buddies left, Mary Lynn and her family came over for pizza and wine.  ML's best buddy, Amy, was in town from Colorado.  We had so much fun catching up with her (we also did Kanakuk and Baylor together). I was a total baby hog!  Avery and I fought over Wesley all night. 

I went to bed with a very full heart.  I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with such wonderful friends.  It was a great day!

If that wasn't enough-- I just got off the phone with Pam  (from Crazy Thorne Happenings) and she is coming over tomorrow!! She is joining her husband on a business trip:) Lucky me.  

11 comments:

Lori said...

My, my young lady what a crazy busy few days you've had! Sounds amazing though! How did you ever hook up w/the Bottomly's?? Don't they live far away?!? Good stuff - I'd love to get your thoughts on Arbonne - It's a little intriging these days.... :) xoxox Get some rest!

TedTracie said...

WOW...

I can't wait until you and I have a picture made together :-)

I JUST KNOW WE'LL MEET!

HOW FUN! I am just like you... relationships are my "thing". How fun that you got to meet the Bottomlys and hang out with Jana.

No wonder you were so tired last night...

Talk to you soon
Tracie

Amy said...

I wondered why you were just getting in town from Austin.... now I know! You are an Arbonne girl!

SO great to meet you guys and the Funderburks!! We really enjoyed our time hanging out with you guys! We also really enjoyed your sweet kids watching Silas for almost 3 hours. :)

Gurske Adoption said...

I think I'm exhausted just reading your weekend whhhhheeewwwwwweeeee. Cheers to your family and friend filled weekend!

Erica said...

WOWEE Girl! You had a super weekend! How fun to meet like minded families. Love it.

What an awesome gift friendship is. I hope some day we can meet. You are such an incredible example and a sweetie to boot!

Arbonne eh? Love that stuff!

Blessings my friend!

The Hausams said...

Jealousy! I wanna come, too! What a fantastic time! I'm so glad you got such a great boost from friends old and new. You needed that encouragement, didn't you, Em? Next time, I'm comin'!
xoxo

Eric & Tara said...

Dang, you must be the most popular girl ever! :)
It looks like you all had such a fun time together! We are only 2 hours away...one of these days we need to all meet up!

Natalie Fournet said...

I bet your kids loved having that cute Silas. Your kids are so sweet! WE do really need to have a blog meeting one day soon...maybe we can pull something together once our kids are home:)

My tank is about depleted...six kids is a lot:) I need to "get in shape" Hope you all had fun today! Natalie

Natalie Fournet said...

I bet your kids loved having that cute Silas. Your kids are so sweet! WE do really need to have a blog meeting one day soon...maybe we can pull something together once our kids are home:)

My tank is about depleted...six kids is a lot:) I need to "get in shape" Hope you all had fun today! Natalie

Melissa said...

What a great time! Love how your family of friends is growing.

Kimberly Baggett said...

Glad you liked our video! That is the typical day in our life for sure!! I had no idea we had so much in common....Baylor grads, my sister (and sister-in-law) sells Arbonne (love the detox tea!!), and Kanakuk through Joe White's daughters (which one of them just adopted from Rwanda where Kanakuk will be building a camp for kids!!) I am glad you have had such sweet blessings from friends new and old lately! I love how the Lord "fills our cup" when we most need it!

I agree with Natalie....we definitely need a "blog party" when we all bring home our babies! What a great support group we have in the "blogospere"!

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