Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friends And Fun At Shelly's House

Saturday, I went to see one of my very best blogging buds, Shelly. She and her sweet family just recently moved into a new place, and I was very excited to see it!

Shelly moved to the complete opposite side of Crazyville, so I had NO idea where I was going. And since Map Quest gave me the wrong directions, I took the scenic route to her house.

Did I mention that I was drinking coffee on the way to her house?

A big cup of coffee.

And I was taking the scenic route.

So by the time I finally arrived at her house, I had to go the bathroom.



Once I entered the bathroom, this is what I found waiting for me.

LOL!:) Shelly is SO funny!:)

Shelly loves to tease me about the craziness in my life.
(You can click here to see why we both thought this was so funny.)

After digging through my purse Scarlet to find $.35, it was time to take a little tour of the house.

Shelly's new house is just darling.

Here are a couple of pictures of just a few of Shelly's turtles. She has a huge collection of turtles. (And if you know what is good for you, when you go to her house, you won't touch any of them. I'm just saying.)

Hey, who drew that cute, happy turtle? ;)

I mentioned in my post yesterday that Shelly wanted me to visit her new home before the dust had a chance to settle, so look what I found when I entered her bedroom.

I can't imagine why she would think that I would notice dust on a television. ;)

After my tour of Shelly's new house, some more friends came to join in the fun.

Tina came with her two adorable children and her good friend, Scarlet. Here is a picture of me and my Scarlet with Tina and her Scarlet.

I think Tina's Scarlet and my Scarlet are going to be life long friends......

Like Tina, Shelly, and Me.

While Tina and I were visiting with Shelly, the two Scarlets, and all of the kids, Shelly's sweet husband Shay made us all a delicious lunch.

Bacon wrapped chicken breast pieces and some sort of sausage and cream cheese mixture wrapped up in a crescent roll. He also served us chips and white cheese dip.

Mmmmmmmm! You should have smelled it too. Very, very yummy!

Shelly and Tina's kids had as much fun hanging out as we did. Here is a picture of Spice and Ella being different farm animals.

Aren't they cute?

I didn't get a picture of Sugar, because she was very busy entertaining her own friends that were visiting.

I did manage to get a few pictures of Evan here.

Isn't he delicious?

I tried to get him to ride off into the sunset with me.

But he wouldn't.


I miss having a three year old in the house.

Sometimes. ;)

I had so much fun visiting with Shelly, Tina, the Scarlets, Shay, and all of the kiddos. I feel so blessed to have met these two lovely ladies and their sweet families in this place called Blog Land. And for that, I am truly thankful!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

(One more thing: I wanted to let those of you that have been praying for me know how my doctor's appointment went yesterday. I had an MRI and a series of x-rays yesterday morning, and then I saw the neurosurgeon right after. Long story short, I have multiple issues going on in my back that I may just have to deal with for the rest of my life. In the meantime, he wants me to continue wearing my sexy back brace and to get as much bed rest as possible for three to four weeks. The combination of bed rest and back brace will hopefully help alleviate the pain and discomfort that I am feeling in my left lower back. Bed rest is way better than surgery, amen? I am supposed to see him again sometime in January to see if there has been any improvement. Thank you all for your prayers for me. I appreciate all of you so much.)


much2ponder said...

(((((((((Amy)))))))))let's pray the brace and rest will work. Dealing with this for the rest of your life? Not good and certainly not fun.

valerie said...

What a fun time you all had together!
I love the sticky note on the toilet paper! ;)
The food looked delicious & those kids....how precious.
I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Nothing is too hard for our God!
Thanks for the Christmas card. What a very special treat. (I'm forgetful and couldn't remember if I thanked you for it)
Hope you have a terriffic Tuesday!
Love & hugs,

SondreLyn said...

How fun! The post-its are too funny! How nice to have someone to have fun with!

I am so sorry to hear about your back! I said a prayer for you and will continue to remember you in my prayers.

Nicole said...

Those sticky notes are too funny! What fun friends. That's no fun concerning your back. But yes I agree bed rest is better than surgery!:)


The Pink Potpourri said...

wow! looks like you all had such a fun time! what a beautiful picutre of you ladies. what a blessing to have sucha wonderful friendship like that. I'll be praying for your back!

Michele said...

What a fun visit!!!! Praying for you my friend!

Gina said...

It looks like you had a great time. :) Thanks for the update on your doctor appt. I will continue to pray for God's healing hand to be upon you.

God bless,

Paula (SweetPea) said...

You are so blessed to have friends within driving distance. I'm jealous. :-)

I have just ONE question...
Did you go home with the right Scarlet???? :-)

I enjoyed the trip with you...via your pics.

All the kids are PRESHHHH-UUUUUSSS.

Mia said...

I think of you so often! Thank you for the Christmas card it really made my day. I am sorry to hear that your back problems seem to be chronic I will pray for you dear lady.
The three of you have so much fun together don't you? : ) Thanks for sharing the fun!!
Merry Christmas!

Nikowa said...

I seriously need to move to Crazyville :)

Smiling Shelly said...

Your recap of our day together cracked me up!! I think it's extremely hillarious that the very first room you visited in my house was the bathroom ;) and I would have been sure to give you endless ribbing had I not felt so crappy.:(

Thank you for driving all the way out to my end of Crazyville. Next time we'll have to meet in the middle and head over to Tina's neck of the woods. ;)

Take care while on your bed rest in your back brace with your good hair.

Love you!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I hope that a little rest and that sexy brace will do the trick...thinking of you:)

Looks like you had a great day with the girls....isn't it wonderful when your cyber friends turn into real life friends!!

Happy Holidays!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You girls have so much fun with one another! Isn't there a law against such antics? A nice way to spend the Christmas season. With friends and family.


My Goodness said...

What a fun day...minus Shelly having the icks. She was such a sport to have us over...and the food...Sigh. Shay can cook for me anytime!!

I'm glad we were able to get together...and go home with the right Scarlets! :)

See you soon, friends!

P.S. Thank you for the treats...they were delicious!!

diane said...

Friends are fabulous. They make life interesting and secure. I'm glad you could have such a good time with your friends.

Dianne said...

Oh Amy, I feel so bad that I forgot this was happening, it's no excuse, but things have been difficult here.

I hope you do find some relief, it has been a very long road for you.

I am glad you got to go and see Shelly and Tina, and I'm glad you had a good time together.

If it had been me, I may just ahve peed myslef when I saw that Tp note, that is too funny!