Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Kenny! (& Happy Thanksgiving, Every One!)

If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, then chances are you have heard me talk about Kenny. Kenny is one of my dearest friends. We go waaaaaaaaay back. About 22 years to be exact.

We met in high school. Kenny and I both took Art classes in high school, and one year our teacher threw us together at the last minute to come up with a creative Thanksgiving basket to hold food for the needy that our school was collecting. (So, Kenny likes to refer to Thanksgiving as our "anniversary.")

We had never "officially" met before that moment, but we both knew upon meeting, that we would be great friends. As a matter of fact, our Thanksgiving basket for the "Art" class was a pitiful looking thing (I wish I had a picture to show you), mostly due to the fact that it is hard to put something together when you are giggling constantly. And it has been that way ever since. If Kenny and I are together, we are laughing.

My family, Shannon included, adores Kenny as much as I do. He is one of the most special people that I have ever met, and I'm blessed to call him friend.

So, since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to share some old pictures of Kenny and me and to wish Kenny a "Happy Anniversary!"

'It takes a long time to grow an old friend." ~John Leonard

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked." ~Author Unknown

"Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer." ~Author Unknown

"You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job." ~Laurence J. Peter

"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Daniel brought the mail in this past Thursday, and I found this card from Kenny.

There was a gift card stuck inside the "Turkey" card, and he had written a little note that said, "I know this is not the most romantic anniversary gift, but I'm sure you can think of some creative way to spend it." It also had a little friendly joke that was very funny, but that's all I can say about that.;)

Isn't he the sweetest thing?

Happy Anniversary, Kenny!
I love you, friend!

"We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." ~Author Unknown

I will be taking a bloggy break over this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, so I want to take this time now to wish each and every one of you a "Happy Thanksgiving!"
May God bless you and your family abundantly this holiday season.
God Bless,


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amy!!

Enjoy your bloggy break....I will be taking a litte one back Sunday night!!



diane said...

Good friends are gems. I had a forced bloggie break while our server was having problems. I hope its fixed now. I don't know a lot about your Thanksgiving celebrations but have a happy time anyway.

Nicole said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amy and Happy Anniversary Amy and Kenny! It sure sounds like you two have a special friendship.


Anonymous said...

I just love true (long term) friendships!

Happy Thanksgiving!

hulagirlatheart said...

Nothing beats a good friend, make that a great friend. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your break. May you be blessed by something different every day. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you blogging friends of my dear Amy!!!
She is so blessed to have "met" each and every one of you!

As for Kenny, I consider him my "second son!" We all love him so much! He is such fun to be around!

Love, Mom :)

Megan said...

Such cute pictures!!!

Megan said...

I didn't mean to push submit yet, I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Michele said...

There is nothing like a good friend! Kenny sounds like the BEST!

Wishing you all a wonderful thankgiving!

Gina said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amy!! I hope you and your family have a blessed day. Eat lots of Pecan Pie....I'm going to!! :) God bless you my friend.

Big hugs,

Kenny said...

Does not seem like 22 yrs. It's funny that Red is still around also.
Happy Thanksgiving. See you sometime soon hopefully.

valerie said...

Friends (old and new) are such a wonderful blessing.
I'm thankful this year for all of the new blogging friends I've made this past year.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Weeksie50 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Amy! I am thankful that you and I are great bloggy buddies.. : )

3Strands said...

Hope you and Shannon and family have Happy Thanksgiving----Bo

Ellie said...

Have a super super super TURKEY DAY!!!!!!! Enjoy enjoy enjoy and thanks for the shout out! You rock my twilight-obsessed world!!

Mia said...

Good friends are one of the best gifts from God!!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Crazyville!!

Laura said...

So beautiful, Amy! To have a friend like Kenny is truly a gift. Your heart always blesses me. So...Happy anniversary, and Happy Thanksgiving!
You are counted among my blessings, friend!

Kellan said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Amy - to you and your family! See you soon - Kellan

Liz said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lelia Chealey said...

Thanks for always blessing us with your humor and love for Jesus and your family Amy.
I think of you often...must be the "back" thing. :)
love ya,

Smiling Shelly said...

Shoot! I read this the other day and forgot to comment - hope I'm not getting oldtimers. ;)

Happy anniversary to you and Kenny!! Sounds like you guys are two peas in a pod.

I hope you and the family had a woderful Thanksgiving!! :D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post about your love!

Dianne said...

Oh he looks like the sweetest guy! I wish I had a nice south African girl to set him up with, he looks like a gem!

My Goodness said...

That is SO cool! Friends are blessings!! :)