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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday


This week is going to be a bit different for me because I have so many things to blog about – what all that has been going on this summer here in Georgia!  
So just share some good times with me this week.

Mondays are about food - and what goes with food but friends?  So I have just the photos to go with today.

My friend Jean's visit... we started out at a new French restaurant Geri had told us about . Thank you Geri.

Now this is a new bakery and breakfast and lunch restaurant in Marietta, GA.


 

This is a picture of just one of their fabulous desserts. Chocolate of course.



 The breads looked so good with that flour on there - yummy!



Now what do you think Jean and I had for dessert - I will give you a hint.Daughter had something else.




 Jean is an avid gardener - her yard at home is gorgeous!  She knew the names of all the plants without having to read the names - but did you know there is a chocolate mint?



The three of us on a hot, hot, HOT GA day - Jean looks so refreshed!  How do you like my tennis shoes?
 


Now this is a funny story - she had just brought out her IPhone and read the blog of the day.  How it talked about her being my angel here on earth.  She opens her purse and gives me a magnet that says the exact same thing I had said on my blog!

Here it is.  Isn't God amazing?



 I worked a long time for this photograph of this bee.  And no one got hurt not even the bee.


They had an art shop and I was thinking of a particular blog friend who I think will like this. lol



 Jean did this on purpose!  She is so clever and smart.







Okay for another friend of mine a bird lover.



Are you tired yet? This is for my son - we are UGA bulldogs here!



Now this is a bracelet made of Barbie Shoes - do you remember when?



Do you know what in the world Chatty is doing here? I am looking at a bug bite! Some bug fell into my dress and bit me and it was red and swollen.  I have no shame. 
This was last weeks adventure with my angel and my daughter in HotLanta!



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 


 Thank you Jean for always being there - even over the miles you are there.  And daughter I loves yah too.
Reach out and be there for somebody today - we all need a hug or a friend.




55 comments:

Debbie said...

I had all kinds of comments to make as I read this. THEN, I saw Sandie checking out her own bosom in public and forgot them all.

You do realize that that photo would be a great contribution to the notecard party some month, right?

I'm so glad you had fun! I love Roswell. Quaint is indeed the word for it.

Beth said...

You all had such a fun time. Gotta say I like the last pic the best. I hope you recovered the bug. ;-)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You clearly had such a great time! I love the way the breads look in that place. I think I could scarf that whole thing up!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hugs to you on this wonderful Monday morning. I'm still sitting here just enjoying the good coffee and reading blogs. You did have a wonderful time with your good friend. What a blessing! Hope your Monday is a great one!

Cheri said...

Sure Sandie...your just checking the "girls" out...no shame. LOL

Godsgalnj said...

Foooood!! Those bread rolls look so delicious! I wish I could reach in through the screen and have me some of that! The last picture of you is uber funny! Thankfully you said you were just looking at bug bites *Cough* lol

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh my ... that bakery looks like MY kind of place! I just finished breakfast, but the pictures have my mouth a-watering!

And that last picture - so funny!

Joyce Ann said...

Shame on you for showing that beautiful cake, now I can't get it out of my mind and it's only 8 am.

I giggled at the picture of the bug bite.

Hope you have a great week.

Joyce

Alice Arthigton said...

sounds like you had a great time with your friend. i love the barbie shoe bracelet too that's so clever.

Changes in the wind said...

Nothing like friends to create a good time and it looks like you had a blast.

Knitty said...

I think your dessert was probably so good, you're looking to see if any crumbs fell down your shirt and could be rescued before you stand up and lose them!

BelovedBomber said...

I am glad you had a great visit with a great friend. I have to say that last photo made me chuckle.

Sally said...

Looks like a fun day until the bug. LOL

Glad you all had a great time.

Susannah said...

I hope you killed that darn old bug!@!!! Great post....made me giggle often.

Melanie said...

Looks like you had a great time, Sandie!! What a neat Barbie shoe bracelet.
Love that last pic. You are so funny. LOL!! :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

It is WONDERFUL to be able to be with Bestest Friends!!
The best way to make your kids roll their eyes and say "MOM!" is to wear a napkin -- in public. I always drop or drip food down my front and I'm tired of spotting my tops when I get home.
See you soon Sandie!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun visit! I will have to try out that new French restaurant! Love the Barbie bracelet and the bird!! I am so glad you had this time with your special friend. Being there for someone means the world. You my friend are like that for me. big hugs, Linda

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Looks like you had a fun time! Wish I were there, too! I'd love to visit all the places you went to. I'd especially have fun in Roswell. Glad you're having fun, my friend! Keep it going!

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

Glad to know you had so much fun! The bracelets made of shoes brought back so many fond memories when I was younger... thanks! It was a refreshing post :D

Shelly said...

You girls sound like great fun to hang with!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I think you were better to take the bug clip on. I told you about and you got for your Grandson. Even though it said not inside use. Your case. It was a MUST. I can see now. So your not even in the country. What happened girly??

Now if that was me girly. You were a modest lady in that picture. I would have had my hand down my blouse and grabed that buggy Roooo. Perhaps he was gone or were you looking to think he might be hiding in the folding doors of your body???. I know. Naughty me thinking.. Well they say if you are small in that area. It would of slipped to the ground. Shant wory. In your case he bit you and he is not gone or MABE???. He got in between the folding doors. Yikes. Next time wear what your friend wears. Higher top to be on the safe side. Jean she looks like a breath of Sunshine. A pretty smile on her face or is she laughing at you. Ha,ha. No I am laughing. She is too much of a lady to laugh at you but she could be laughing with you. Only you sure dont look like your laughing in that moment.

Love your Blog as usual.

Your friend Jean she looks a delight of Sunshine. Her eyes sparkle and her smile is addictive. it was nice to have her for those days. True friendship is wonderful.

Jim said...

Hi Sandie ~~ You had a really good day didn't you! I loved reading about all you did.

Bug bite and now shame ~ Tsk, tsk. :)
I went out this morning and got misquito bites. I have shame but am wearing shorts and my ankles are where the bites are. So I can scratch even with shame.

Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate shavings ~ I love that! (Mrs. Jim is FRENCH)

The pig picture ~ Thank you, I hope that picture was for me as I like pigs.
Jim's blog posts mention pigs
..

Butterbean Row said...

If I were a clever writer I could come up with a cute quip for that last photo. LOL
Looks like you had a fabulous time with good friends!

♥charlotte

LL Cool Joe said...

Good food, good company and good weather! What more could you ask for. I'm glad you had fun well apart from the bite of course.

EM Illustrator said...

Great Monday post - I really needed something uplifting Today :-) First day back at work, ah well...what can I say [lol] same ol' same ol'. I love your pics. Have a great Day....

Hugs
Eva

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Nothing like fun times with our friends. What a perfect day you had. Your both angels! Love, Debby

Wanda's Wings said...

Sounds like a great time. BFF are wonderful!

Catherine said...

Hey... I think I gained 5lbs reading your post today... LOL! I hope your bug bites get better! ;)
xo C

The Preppy Student said...

a bracelet made of barbie shoes and a chocolate mint plant! wow!

Ann said...

Well you sure had a great day and it sounds like you and Jean are like two peas in a pod :)
Love the name of that place, the pie hole.

A Quiet Corner said...

WOW! You had a great time with each other! I've been watching the weather and saw that it was down right nasty down your way!...Love that chocolate cake!...:)JP

Dee said...

What a great day....except for the bug bite...which did make for a good blog picture that people will be commenting on for a while. :)

Renae said...

hi friend! all of this post brought a smile to my face! thank you
:D

Arkansas Patti said...

I love chocolate mint, it smells yummy. Her house and yard look immaculate. What a fun day you had.
Cracked up at the fresh bug you had to deal with. Hope you fished him out.

Dolores said...

Daughters, good friends and food..... you really can't ask for anything more!!

Hoping you 'got' that bug ......

silverthoughts2 said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time with your friend. I'm not even all that hungry but looking at that food is definitely giving me a bit of a sweet tooth!

Grandma Bonnie said...

You have been one busy lady. I love all the pictures. Looks like you had a blast. I leved in Marrietta Ga. when my hubby and I were in college. What a small world.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Delightful post, Sandie! I could use a fun girl's day out. Any of my friends listening out there???

Blondee said...

what a fun adventure!

And that Barbie bracelet is awesome!

Elaine said...

So nice to spend time with friends and explore new things.. I see you cleaned you plate up..

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, such a fun time you had with Jean!!! Just loved getting to tag along! blessings and hugs to you, dear Sandie! t.

Love Of Quilts said...

I'm glad you had a good day with your friend.

Susan said...

Oh Sandie, please forgive me, but I am laughing over you looking at the bug bite. Oh, that must have been TERRIBLE! Poor Chatty. That was a terrific excursion. I just loved it. Looked terrific----everything, except the hot temps. I would have looked like a melting frump. Take care, Sandie. And thanks for sharing. Susan

Mary said...

Oh, that was so fun for you all. It's so wonderful to have female talky walky eaty times. How is the bug bite?

Janette Dolores said...

You're blessed to have such a good and fun-loving friend. You ladies looked like you were having a ball. And shame on that bug for biting you in that location! You were just checking out the damage, that's all! ;-)

Cheers to lovely days with gal pals and daughters.

Smooches,
Janette

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Love the thought of the day........
I also love bread...........
That choclate cake looks very yummy
I have never been to a French restaurant or tried French food ever not sure if I would like it either..

Mimi said...

HI SANDIE!!
OH man that was a FUN POST!!!Had me smiling and laughing!!!I would LOOK too!!!That hurts......or stings!!!!Good BEE pic too...that is something to catch a pic of after all...they are fast.....OH and all those great pics of food......makes me hungry....friendships are just so important to women....we need them!!
Hugs,
jamie

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I grow chocolate mint every year. To tell you th truth, I do not know what to do with it, but I do love to cut it and just take in its aroma. Mighty good!

I don't think you could have gotten me out of that French Restaurant. When I feel the "big one" coming on, I want someone to quick drive me to a place like that so I can die surrounded by the things I love.

SquirrelQueen said...

Well it's obvious you gals know how to have a fun day. Roswell used to be one of my favorite destinations ... many moons ago.

The Barbie show bracelet is so cute. There were probably that many of those around our house when we were growing up.

I hope you dispatched the bug properly!

Nancy Claeys said...

I often look down my shirt, but it's usually to make sure everything is still there. Lol.

Love seeing you and your "girls" Sandie. What a fun day and I enjoyed your photography! xo

Granny Annie said...

You peering at your bug bite reminded me of a time I was chaperoning for my kid's church camp. A wasp crawled up my jeans and I jumped up from the bench on the sidelines of their volley ball game, pulled off my jeans and shook the wasp out. The game had stopped and my poor children watched in horror and tried to pretend I was not their mother.

Miss Debbie said...

What a great day you had...bug bite and all!

Mamabug said...

Sandie, sounds like you had a wonderful time. That chocolate cake looks so yummy. It's always great to spend time with friends and those you love. Have a great day! Hugs from me!

That corgi :) said...

I don't know how I missed this yesterday, Sandie; glad I checked it out today; that chocolate dessert looks heavenly! What a sweet friend in Jean! Looked like your time together this day was indeed a very special one!

betty

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Great photos!!
And I liked the pig painting too
love
tweedles