Monday, June 18, 2007

Old Friends

After the pool debacle I was really looking forward to a party an old friend of mine was having back where John and I grew up. I get to see alot of people from school and old friends and new. Abe has the party every year and it is always so great to see everyone.

This is Abe and Albert. They were my roommates (just roommates) when I was 18! Such a long time ago.



Here is John with his best friend from back in the day and his brother.



At this same party last year I met my NEW friend Kevin. He is a very talented and creative guy. We hit it off right away.



Among other talents he makes the most beautiful handmade cards. I can barely use them because I want to frame them. But sometimes I do. He gave me MORE at the party. I will show you some.

Front:


Inside:



Front:


Inside:



Is he talented or what?

The next morning I shared a wonderful Colombian breakfast w/my friend Claudia. She made it for me. How nice is that. I wish I had taken a photo but my battery died.


John had gone on before me as Johnny had a game in Annapolis. After breakfast I stopped by Johns families house to wish Johns father a happy fathers day. When I got home I found John enjoying his fathers day gift. We hit it just right this year. He loves it.

27 Comments:

Blogger Good for Me said...

Dropping by to say hello and let you know you're thought of :) I don't even have time to read blogs...so i just come by now to say hello. Sad, i know. Hope you have a great week.

6/18/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger Babzy said...

What a great party. Love those cards. Kevin is very creative. A hammock for Father's Day? Couldn't get better than that.

6/19/2007 12:05:00 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

How cool is that hammock! I want one!

6/19/2007 04:11:00 AM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

fabulous cards! You look like you are having a blast! :)

6/19/2007 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

You and John are probably the most photogenic people on the net!

6/19/2007 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger ┬┐Yh8? said...

It's great to see people making their own cards. I've always preferred giving and receiving handmade cards. The value of time and care spent developing gives them far more significance than a card that was mass produced and picked among hundreds.

6/19/2007 09:16:00 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Now I want one of those hammocks!

6/19/2007 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger JM said...

A great father's day gift idea! I'm infused with tranquility just seeing the picture.

6/19/2007 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

What a fun bunch!! And Kevin IS talented!!

6/19/2007 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Your gt togethers always have interesting people! ; )

6/20/2007 05:57:00 AM  
Blogger Lynn@ZelleBlog said...

I agree with Mary, do you ever take a bad picture? Sheesh.

beautiful cards!

And what a nightmare about the pool. (previous) They are alot of work and aggravation, thats for sure.

6/20/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Good for me- I would get so much more done if I didn't read the blogs. V. time consuming so believe me I understand. Hope the move went well.

Babzy- Kevin should start a business and sell them.

Cream- Yes. You should have one too.

Katie- I do try.

Peacechick- Well John w/that beautiful dark skin does always take a good photo but I am awful. I certainly don't post the hundreds of bad pics of me only the few a year that turn out. But thank you.

yh8?- I would much rather give nothing than a store bought card. They never say what I want them to.

Donnie- YOU too should have one!

JM- I see I have finally hit upon the OTHER gift that all men want! I shall spread the word.

La Bellina- I am lucky to still be in contact with friends from way back and that they are still so cool.
As for Kevin this is only the tip of the iceberg.

CM- Thank goodness or I wouldn't be going.

Lynn- Millions of them. Most of my pictures are bad. All the stars must be aligned and I for sure have to have some damn makeup on. HA!
I want to market those cards.

6/20/2007 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Awwww...

You made me feel all warm. Nothing like loving friends to make it all make sense. You and John are fortunate... and no doubt draw great people to you too.

Those cards are terrific.

6/20/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger DA said...

Say what, I can't hear you, I have this tongue in my ear..

6/21/2007 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

great pics mary!
i'm glad you had a great time!!!
albert (or whoever is on the right) has one wicked tongue!!!

6/21/2007 01:14:00 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

dear mary,

thanks for the great pics! i love seeing great pics like these!

peace, peter

6/21/2007 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger dawn said...

Hey girl, love the hammock and your friend should sell the cards. Oh the Mayor won his playoffs and were off to Keyspan park tomorrow for the championships(was supposed to be Shea but thats another story)Have a great weekend and wish us luck

6/22/2007 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Lynn@ZelleBlog said...

Definitely should sell the cards.

6/22/2007 03:15:00 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

There is nothing more gratifying than reunions with old friends. How fun!

6/23/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

awesome hammock.

6/23/2007 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn@ZelleBlog said...

There's just something about a hammock on a warm day.

Makes me feel the way my cat seems to feel/act every day.

6/24/2007 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

BTW, congrats! You've won an award!!

6/25/2007 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Gary- I do appreciate my friends and family. They get me through a lot.

Bluegrrrl- I agree about Alberts tongue. He's one crazy guy too.

Peter- Thanks! And I love your hat!

Dawn- Ooo good luck. I'll check in to see how it went.

Lynn-I agree!

Pursey- You know some people avoid reunions but I do love them. Something about that bond over time.

Maria-I have been very busy lately and I keep sneaking away from my duties to lay in the hammock for a few minutes.

La bellina- You are too kind.

6/25/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

DA- I didn't even know he was doing that!

6/25/2007 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Ah, he is talented, isn't he? Sounds like you had a fab time there - love the pic's (I didn't know you were only 25..).

6/26/2007 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

That's some golden tans.
Someone been enjoying the good weather by the pool

6/26/2007 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

SWS- You are too kind but I will take it.

Quasar- Ocean. Ocean.

6/28/2007 07:02:00 PM  

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