Thursday, April 23, 2009

Where in the World is CoffeeGal going?

In one week from this very moment, I should be boarding an aircraft for the top secret location. Flying in for a weekend retreat with my old Moms' Group. 


Today we are scattered between four different cities and three different states. We don't keep up as much as we'd all like in between our visits, but when we are together we fall right back into that sweet place in friendship that cannot be broken by time or space.

I'm looking forward to seeing these gals...
The picture above was taken when we were young, and had enough energy to think that 9 moms and 19 children in one photo studio would be fun.

Honestly, it was VERY fun. 

Now we are all about 6 years older and there are 8 children that have since been born.

The picture above is beautiful, and is the one shot that managed to get all of us looking toward the camera.

But, I wouldn't trade the picture below for the world. 

Its one of the many pictures that "didn't turn out". 

I bought it anyway. It's so true to life and represents what seven years of Mom's group was all about: Laughter, Tears, Joy, Love, Grace and  Comfort...

The comfort to be just who we were...a bunch of young women who, in a certain time and place, needed each other...


Goodness, I love these girls....

Can't wait to see you!

23 comments:

Carpoolqueen said...

I love all THREE pictures! And I'm headed for a TX-sized mug of joe right now...

snoodlings.com said...

If this trip were happening this summer, you'd be pretty close to me...assuming we actually move where we think we're moving! And if I think I've correctly guessed where you're going. How's that for a comment that says not much of anything? I haven't had any coffee yet.

Gretchen said...

TX? Oh,it's warm and sweet and fragrant in TX right now.

Have a ball, Kellie. What a cool, cool reunion.

Charity said...

Wow, what a group! Can't believe that ALL of you went to a photo studio together. Hope you have a WONDERFUL time on your trip.

Tiffani said...

Oh, how I love friendships like that...they are truly priceless!

You are going to have a blast!

Enjoy your time!

Kelly said...

Love the Mug! It reminds me of home...

stephanie j. said...

How wonderful for you! I think I feel a blog post coming on, though... I don't have any one group of friends like that, and I'm feeling sorry for myself :(

TJ Wilson said...

bottom pic is my fav, too! impressed you could find them to scan them in. can't wait to see you, friend!

Blue Skies said...

I can't wait to see you!!!! Thanks for posting these awesome pictures. I was marveling at just the same things when looking at them again recently. It's been too long since we were last all together.

Lindsay said...

oo sooo fun! I hope you guys have a blast!!

Jen with 1 "n" said...

I can't wait to see you and to be together with friends who have loved each other through the ups and downs of life. Thanks for loving me through my ups and downs! I love you!

Such The Spot said...

You're so blessed to have great friends. And I love that picture of you up top - great shot!

JanMary said...

Super pics - wonderful you all got together for that photo.

Have a ball on your trip - I am sure you will!

Jewel said...

LOL, I love the last picture. It seriously made me crack up when I saw it!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

How fun, Kellie!!!

John and I lived in Fort Worth for four years. He went to seminary there. I LOVED Cowtown.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Friendships like that don't come around all the time - you are truly blessed, Kellie! I hope you have the most amazing time!

Lori said...

What a great group of friends you have! I love these pics and want some of my own! (But with my friends... you understand. ;)

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Oh, that is just awesome! I am so excited you get to reunite with these ladies - you are going to have a blast.

Love the picutres so much!

Deb said...

That time makes me smile! I have mine in reversable frame on my nightstand so I can look at the side I need at the time.

The Gochis Family said...

Kellie...how fun! I hope you all have a great time. I am going to be in Chapel Hill May 11th-13th or so. I hope you will be in town because I really want to see you guys. I'll email you the details.

I miss you and I am anxious to reconnect! Have fun and safe travels! Cheryl

jen said...

SO fun - what a blessing to have a group of women who are crazy enough to try a picture like that!

Michele said...

Oh I just love this!!! I hope you have one amazing trip!

LJ said...

Get thee to the land of big hair and accents! Can't wait to see you.