I didn't realize that many of the girls I met over the 2 years I spent there would become lifelong friends. Or, that a dozen or so of us would have a little overnight reunion every fall these past 7 years. Did you notice I refer to us as 'girls'? I still think of us as that even after all these years. We are women who love the Lord. We are wives, mothers and grandmothers. Two of our ladies have beaten breast cancer. One just graduated from university and is an associate pastor in a church. Some are working and some are retired and some were stay-at-home moms. We have all been blessed over these past 40 years in so many ways. God is good!
There were only 10 of us gathered this year at the home of one of the friends. Her home overlooks the beautiful Miramichi River.
the view from the deck
Our hostess, Donna, is a quilter. I don't know how many quilts she has made over the years but she does gorgeous work. Some of the other ladies are quilters, knitters and crafters and they are all great cooks!!
One of Donna's quilted wall hangings.
We gathered by suppertime on Friday and for a change (and less work) we ordered pizza to go with salads brought by some of the ladies. Then we had some delicious desserts as we gathered around the table with our tea or coffee and continued getting caught up with our lives and all the goings on in the past year. We missed our regular attenders and those who have come once or twice but couldn't make it this year.
I got up at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning so I could take a sunrise picture of the beautiful view out the windows.
We enjoyed a delicious breakfast of homemade waffles with berry preserves and whipped cream, sausages, breakfast in a pan (wife saver's breakfast) and muffins. I ate way too much!
Here is a photo of the 10 of us.
Jill, Libby, me, Marsha, DonnaW. Donna P. (our hostess), Muriel, Kathy, Corinne, & Lois
We all headed back to our homes at noon hour. Some had more than a 5 hour drive!
We had a wonderful time and look forward to our get together next year.
Thanks girls! It was good to see you all again.
Love, hugs, and blessings,