Wednesday, February 01, 2006

That's what friends are for....

Our January "gathering of the girls" was alot of fun.... lots of laughs which was well needed after the seemingly hectic holiday season we all had. I thought I'd share a few photos of some of the fun!

At our December gathering, one of the girls started a new tradition of "The Friendship Ball". It's a beautiful silver ball, with a lovely poem about friendship inside. She also put inside a special gift for the girl she chose to give it to - that night it was our hostess. It's a lovely tradition to start, and so thoughtful. At this last party - I was the lucky
recipient! And inside the ball was a note stating that I was to wear a cherished family heirloom: This fun, wintery circa 1984 sweater! Woohoo! Dont you love the snowmen? I totally look straight out junior high school! Love it.
I was absolutely the most stylin' chick there.

Well, until a sweater was presented to our girl B - who looks smokin' in her blue Christmas get up!

(PS: The sweater was truly just for funsies - I received a beautiful pair of pinkish/purplish rhinestone earings as my friendship gift. They're beautiful - I love them!)

Here is our "Hostess with the Most-ess", along with my friend Miss Anonymous - who was the gift giver of the friendship ball this month - and who is always the best practical joker!

Who are our girlfriends? They are our sisters....They are the aunts to our children...They are our family that we choose for ourselves. You share secrets - support each other's dreams....cheer each other on when needed....they're who you can be honest and truthful to - even when it's something we don't want to hear, but need to know.


Sometimes, there's nothing better than a cup of coffee (or in our case frequently, a cold beer!) and a girlfriend to get you through the day!

13 comments:

ramblin' girl said...

very well said, our girlfriends are the sisters we choose for ourselves... I love my friends and our girls' nights, happy to hear you had such a great time!

naive-no-more said...

Yay! Pictures. What a great group of friends you have. Did I ever mention that my friends from high school get together the first Friday in December for an annual Christmas party. This was the 26th year in a row we've done it having started in the 6th grade.

Big Ben said...

I wish i had half that many friends. If you read my blog today feel free to put my Uterus poem in your silver ball and give it to a friend.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Friends are the absolute best. You can't pick your relatives, you can't pick your neighbors, you can't pick your co-workers. You can only choose your friends, and you seem to be blessed with very good ones!

Mellissa said...

I wanna join the group ;-(

Cute post - love the sweater....

Mellissa

clew said...

Oh I love it when you post girl's night pics! Looks like such fun!!! :)

Laura said...

I think Melissa and I are both ready to move to Boston!

I'm so happy for you that you have such good friends to keep you through the good times and the bad.

Kodijack said...

Those Winter themed sweaters make me laugh, a lot. There were a lot of them in my office in December.

I do not see any wine in any of those pictures, potential write-off?

bigwhitehat said...

Rebbecca. You know I love you right? You know I think your pretty right?

That sweater is ugly enough for the Cosby Show.

Big Pissy said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! You're lucky to have such a big group of good friends! :)

Rebecca said...

BP: Thanks for stopping by! And as you, Mr. Fabulous and Ramblin Girl pointed out - I AM lucky to have such wonderful friends. :)

BWH: hahahhaa... It IS a total Cosby Show type sweater! :) And up here in NE, they were very prominant in the 80s as was the Cosby show! :)

Dale: Nope - no wine this time. Total hops and barley kinda night! Although we sell beer too. And I, actually drank Smirnoff twisted Cranberry, I believe. :)

Laura/Mellissa: C'mon on down!!! Or Up, I should say! We could use a little Southern twang to spice us Yankee girls up some! :)

You too Clew!

Ben: I'm totally hiring you the next time I need to write a little something something to make someone say "wow". Forget Hallmark - you write the best!

McSwain said...

I aloways love these pictures of your girls' nights! You're so pretty, Rebecca.

Those sweaters? The scary thing is, a lot of teachers WEAR those things. I refuse.

Rebecca said...

Cheryl - Thank you!!! :)

hahaha, I know you're right - they are very teacher-ish! That's okay - you don't have to give in to that. You can be the "chic" teacher at your school! :)