Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Big AUTUMN Reveal


The Rogue Speaks:

Well, it seems that the Drive-By Face Lift place was closed down by the health department, so I decided that I would just be myself yesterday for the fun outing Jenny and Ames and I had been planning for about a month. After all, these were my "sisters of the heart" and they certainly would be non-judgemental when they saw how much I had aged since my Cancun photo from 2010 was taken. Sometimes, the aging process just sneaks up and drives a steam roller over your body, but thankfully it leaves your young at heart spirit nice and smooth and happy.

We had soooo much fun! It was as if we had all been childhood friends who had been separated for a while, and had recently found each other again.



The two of them came into Tucson bearing gifts:



I got fabulous olive oil made right in AZ, wine glass charms, cocktail napkins for my collection, and a darling wind chime with really glam flipflops on it. But what I got the most of was wonderful blogsisterly love. Now that's something to last a lifetime!

We had a wonderful lunch, with some excellent wine, then we all drove to Toscana Gallery to preview the breast cancer event that is taking place this weekend. Then we went to my house and had little, teeny-tiny slivers of a sinfully rich chocolate peanut butter torte that a friend had made for Bunco the night before.

We definitely plan to do this again!!! Thanks, sisters, for a memorable day!!

O.k., so I cheated here and turned this into an autumn story for this Thursday's post for Jenny's blog. So those of you who read it earlier will see a slight change in the title. I'm old. I'm allowed.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! I am so jealous!! But I am really happy that you all got together! What a fantastic time you must have had being in the same room with each other. I love the "white trash" bag!!! You all look gorgeous in the pictures!

liz at noexcuses

nothingprofound said...

Nothing better than a happy romp with friends of the spirit. And Judie, you look fabulous, every inch the artist

Jo said...

you lucky lucky girls!!! You all look so happy! I am in envy!

5thsister said...

1st...you all look absolutely beautiful!

2nd...I so want to be there with you!

What a wonderful gathering of soul sisters! I can see the love just oozing from your expressions.

BECKY said...

I'm in envy, too! I already read about this on Jenny's blog....now I gotta read it again here!? No, truthfully, I'm thrilled y'all were able to get together! I met up with 3 blogger gal friends in Atlanta this summer and it was just as you described it...long time friends! :)

EG Wow said...

I suspect you are about to make everyone who reads about your get together jealous! :) How cool that you enjoyed each other so much!

Erika said...

Your day sounds wonderful and glad that you were able to get together.

Erika
Artful Rising

Splendid Little Stars said...

ha ha ha! That's great! definitely an Autumn story! How wonderful that you 3 had this special time together! You all look fabulously happy!

Splendid Little Stars

Vicki/Jake said...

WOW, I'm so glad you got together, nothing like blog sisters. I think we all have a few of these and are sometimes blessed enough to meet. Judie, your'e a doll, along with Ames and Jenny. Ames I don't know yet, but Jenny called me one night and soothed my shattered heart...she's like that. When I make my way to AZ, I'll look you up too:)

ellen b said...

Glad you were able to get together in person. I love meeting my bloggy friends!! You are all looking fabulous by the way...

Pondside said...

Yours is the first version of this meeting that I'm reading this evening, and I am so happy for you. Three of my favorite bloggers in one place! I can just imagine the decibel level as you met. Thanks for bringing us all into your meet-up. It must have a been a grand time!

Esther Joy said...

What a neat thing to be able to do! Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This must have been wonderful fun, Judie! You all look fantstic and so happy! It is definitely a treat to meet blog friends.

Annesphamily said...

What a delightful treat! I can imagine the three of you hanging out! It is a real treat and treasure to meet our blogging friends. I hope to meet many more in the future. Hugs to you! I love stopping by.

taylorsoutback said...

Always a treat to spend time with buds who share a bond!

Riet said...

It is so much fun to meet blogging friends. I met some a few months ago and I am still thinking about it many times.

Stacia said...

Be sure to have a piece of that peanut butter torte for me, too, okay?? =>

Tina´s PicStory said...

... no fungus. you can see the hint :)
http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.com/2011/10/31-days-23.html

Leovi said...

beautiful photos, a trio of queens.

PD. My work is not marketable. I'm not in the art market.

Theresa said...

O how cool to have a blogsister day! You all look mahvelous....jealous indeed!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful gathering of amazing ladies! I am jealous!

Diane said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Nothing like getting together with good friends. :)

Karen S. said...

Oh you are so allowed! What a great post, it makes me weepy that you all got together....isn't it just great to connect with friends old and new and spend the day just being girls.....that is one of life's greatest joys is that we girls just have to have fun!...and we do when we can! Great Anything (filled with everything fun)Autumn post!!!!

Lola said...

Dear Lizzie!

So pleased Mulligan is "sorted"!Remember, though, if he changes you only have to threaten him with Tamara, Rosebud or THAT PIC!!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed all the fun!

Have a great weekend & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,

XOXO LOLA:)

Sarah said...

Ahh, that's so much fun! Let me know when you do find a drive by facelift place please.

bluzdude said...

Yay for Blog Reunions! Most fun you can have without punctuation!

Francisca said...

You're not old, and you're still allowed. Reports of blogger get-togethers always make me smile!

Sue said...

Is it bad that I'm more than a little bit jealous?

I would love to have gotten in on all that good blogsister feeling!

=)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think beads are a great idea!

anitamombanita said...

sounds like you had a fun time together with Miss Jenny and Ames! Hooray for all 3 of you!

Tammy said...

So glad your kindred spirits got to meet up in real life as well!!

Ames said...

Why is it that I am the only one saying "Sex" for the camera waiter???? Was it the wine?? It was the wine wasn't it.Hugs~Ames

myorii said...

I'm feeling jealous too! I think it's totally awesome that you guys got together. You guys look like you had a lot of fun and if I didn't know you guys, I would have assumed from that photo that you guys knew each other all your life. I really wish I could meet a lot of my blog friends in person too because it would be so much fun :)

Judie said...

Yes, Ames! It WAS the wine, and the fact that between the two of us, we consumed an entire bottle. Jenny was sooooo good! She didn't even eat her bun!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Isn't it funny how winkles don't seem to develop on the heart? lol I mean, I feel like a teenager and sometimes I act like one. Okay, I can't do cartwheels as easily as I once could and frankly I don't think I want to try these days, but nonetheless in spirit - I'm a teenager. Have a nice weekend and thanks for visiting today!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Beautiful ladies with a beautiful friendship. Those special friendships are so important in life!

H said...

I'm immensely pleased that you all had such a good time. You definitely need to do it again!!

Gattina said...

Did you know them through blogging ? It's so wonderful when you are able to meet blogfriends in real. So far I also met a few and we had a great time. The one from Southern France had invited me for a week at the French Riviera and came then one week to us in August. It was so nice !

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

How wonderful to be able to meet up with bloggy friends! Looks like you had a great time. Your comment today made me laugh. Have a great week!
Dana

Beth said...

Looks like you were a winner, too.

☆☆Mumsy said...

You all look wonderful and sounds like a fun event..I'm wondering though since you didn't mention any thing about that title "white trash". What is that all about? :-)

Judie said...

Mumsy, and all, I collect cocktail napkins with funny stuff on them. Ames knows this and she gave me two packages of cocktail napkins. "White Trash" is one of the packages.

Anna said...

What fun! One of these days, I'm going to take a trip to AZ and visit you all!
Thanks for sharing.
Anna
For the benefit of other readers:
Anna's SC wk 78 'A Study in Black'

Jenny said...

What a fun time that was! I'm looking forward to hanging out again!

You know I loved this visit!