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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

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Thursday - inspirations . . .

Yesterday I had the privilege of taking a tour at the Governor's Mansion with a couple friends and some Atlanta Bloggers. We had a great time (as usual - they are a fabulous bunch of gals).
This is the mansion our governor of Georgia lives in. It is in Atlanta on West Paces Ferry Road. And the outside is gorgeous and so is the inside.

This was in his informal dining room - I believe. Joyce of Flour Power got us reservations.

Linda at A La Carte was another cohort in crime this day. Long story, but to try to shorten it - she went with downtown with me after lunch, to pick up an umbrella I had left at JoJoJoys house months ago and she works downtown so we went to get it from her. We were at 14th street and West Peachtree - a one way street.
We over shot the goal - I waited until there was no traffic and backed up on a one way street. We have visions of police coming to arrest us - but thank God we were safe.

This is the governor's chef - she had made 18,000 cookies! The girl talking to her is Cheri at Chez Cheri.
Rose from Santa Maker was there. As well as our friend Denise (no blog).

They offered us cookies. Sue ended up sick today and we wish her well. And Cheryl - whom I picked up the umbrella from had to work. We missed you both.

And lovely Susan from Naps on the Porch came too - and we talked her ear off asking her to tell us her story!

This was the end of the tour and then we went to lunch and exchanged ornaments. I got a love teapot - how fitting for our group as we all love tea. Thanks Denise and for the chocolate covered pretzels! Already gone.

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is a whole clich, but your attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life. - Joel Osteen

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas:

Scroll down and you'll see Santa's willy!















For Heaven's sake.........Act your age........ there is no Santa

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Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Good morning Sandie, sounds like y'all had a blast. How lovely the Mansion looked. And all those cookies, wow, I do good to bake 2
I'm so glad y'all had fun.

Aunt of 14 said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I'm so glad to hear it... and I love all your cartoons. I wonder where you find them all! :)


Sigh...Only one thing I really wish for...that I could have come too! Sounds like you all had so much fun! Not quite sure us folks in Illinois want to talk much about our Govs. but that is a whole other story! I'm in the mood now to you think that everbody here would like brownies for dinner?

Melanie said...

What a fun time! The pictures are so pretty. Those cookies look delicious.
I'm sure glad I am not the one that has to keep that place clean! LOL! :)
So glad you had a good time!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Oh yes there is a santa but I don't want to see his willy lol. I would have enjoyed that tour.. lucky.

Susan said...

Oh, Sandie. Don't you just love Il Divo? They are such a dynamite group. I think I have every single CD they ever made. Well, take care and have a great day! Susan

Sandra said...

beautiful home and souds like fun. glad you did not get arrested backing up. that is a LOT of cookies

Susan said...

p.s. The tour sounded fabulous. Wish I could have gone, too! booo hooo. I'm too far away. Susan

Live Out Loud said...

How cool to get Bloggers together!! It looks and sounds like you had so much fun.

That's a LOT of cookies...

That corgi :) said...

looked like a great time you guys had Sandie! Was that 18,000 cookies she baked this year or this week or what? That is a lot of cookies no matter what!! Neat you guys had a chance to spend some fun time together; always love gift exchanges around Christmas that involves ornaments; love to see what everyone gets!


Crystal Mary said...

Wow!!! It looks wonderful very post!! Thats my friend. Hey I'll let you know when we are coming over to meet up. Looking forward to it!! Two mad women in one place, what will our hubbies do???
XXX The girl from Oz

Ginny said...

Wow, did you get pictures of more rooms? If that's the informal dining room, then I'd love to see the formal one! Those banisters are really something! I would love to do something like this! Wonder if the govenor of Virginia does this?

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Crazy Georgia gals on the loose, look what happens!!!
So glad that you have a gang to do such fun things with and enjoy special outings together. Sure looked like fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie we did have such a good backing up a one way least I did the 'Beeeeep-Beeeeep-Beeeep' sound so everyone would know. We Atlanta bloggers know how to have a good time.

Debbie said...

Ha! You got me at the end.

This sounds like a wonderful time! I have toured the Governor's mansion a few times. It's lovely.

What made your tour so special was the special friends along. How cool that the Gov's house was full of several of my favorite bloggers at the same time.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fun tour! How great is it that you get to know fellow-bloggers and be real-life friends? I'm envious.

Your pictures are great -- it's a lovely mansion.

When we were in Atlanta (at least 5 years ago), we got all mixed up with all the Peachtrees! Bill usually has a great sense of direction, but that City defeated him. (I'm always lost!)_

Sharon Kirby said...

NO SANTA?! I'm shattered.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the Mansion! I'm jealous - several of my favorite bloggers are from Georgia. I feel left out here on the west coast. Could we set up an annual thing - I'd fly out!!

Thanks for a fun post -

Had one comment on your ending - I'll email it to you...

Fickle Cattle said...

I always try to be positive too. :-) It's the best way to live your life I think.

FishHawk said...

They let you into the Governor's Mansion?

Diana said...

Glad you had a great time!!!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Loved the cartoons! Still laughing at the last one... :-)

Beautiful pictures of the Mansion! So glad you girls had fun!!!


Pat MacKenzie said...

What a lovely day you had. It's nice to have a group of friends to get together with for special times.

Cheri said...

I wish I was in the car with you and Linda...I would have been laughing. Sorry but I would have. Usually it is Sue and Joyce who get in trouble...are you two giving them a break? You gals are a hoot.

Rose said...

love the photos. many years ago i visited the Governor's mansion. very beautiful. looks like a great day. thanks rose

Anonymous said...

~!!!!!SANDIE!!!!!~..two things:(one) I wish I would have been with you girls, I am so jealous!...
(two),NO SANTA!...I'm crushed.
Great photo's.

Merry Christmas

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing in pictures. Sounds like you had a good time Sandie.