Sunday, January 8, 2012

Friends from Afar



Several times now I've had the privilege of meeting blogging friends. First was Vanessa when we went to the Outer Banks. Then came Leigh Ann, Deanna, and finally, this past summer, I met Becky. Today, after reading their mom's blog for several years before she turned the writing mostly over to Rosie, another wish came true. I don't remember the first time I read Eyes of Wonder, but I remember how I felt. At peace. Thankful. Surrounded by love and beauty.
Jewels has a way with words, and a heart of gold, and I'm here to tell you that her children are absolutely delightful. I'm thrilled to be welcoming them into our home for the next several days.


Autumn made homemade gifts for each of them.

A quilt for Joe,


and shawls for Rosie and Julia.



We were honored to be able to share Julia's birthday with her today.



The evening went late with Apples to Apples,


and Words with Friends.


Can't wait for tomorrow!



12 comments:

Becky K. said...

How delightful. I know this will be a special visit and that you are a wonderful hostess.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Jealous I am, but oh so happy for you! ;)

Have a wonderful visit!

Deanna

Matt said...

oooh deeeeaaaaarrrrr, I am sooooooo jeeaaaloouuuussss.

That was a big whine that slipped out before I could contain it. I promise to do better.

Hope your time is wonderful and that you share ALL ABOUT IT. They probably don't remember me but tell them an admirerer sends my love. And there is some in there for you, too, Tracy!

jAne said...

lovely ♥
wonderful ♥
so thankful ♥

:o)

Bonnie said...

How exciting!!! Have lots of fun! (like I need to tell you...)

Susan said...

So wonderful and exciting!!!!

Mimi said...

so glad to find you again... your christmas looks like it was a wonderful time for all...
Autumn made such beautiful things for your friends... you have to be one proud mama...

Sharon said...

How sweet of Autumn to make such lovely gifts for them! Looks like a wonderful time!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've just discovered Words with Friends - oh dear, another addiction! blessings, marlene

Anna said...

I love their blog, and I love yours! So glad you found each other! =)

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Rosie posted about the shawls on her blog...um, yes...I wish I was their sibling about now! ;) How wonderful! The quilt was beautiful as well! What wonderful gifts!

Jewels said...

How very good of the Lord to bless us with one of the sweetest of this life's gifts~~dear friends to be blessed in coming to know and growing to love. Thanks so much, Tracy, for in your lovely sharings bringing even those of us that couldn't come, along. So thoughtful. So kind. A something special that means a great deal. Though a little slow in saying so {I often think no one could possibly be more behind in the writing of saying so-s than me. And, well, I do believe I'm probably right}, but it's what my heart's been holding in and waiting to say right along. xo

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