Ladies Who Lunch

Today I had lunch with two of my favorite girls EVER – Robyn and Jenny. You may know them as 3 Girls Mom and Jenny Hope. We were way overdue for some face time so we picked a restaurant in a midpoint between their town and mine and got down to the business of catching up.

I know that the dern devil was trying to keep me from my girls because I got lost not once but stinkin’ TWICE going somewhere I’ve been a dozen times. Luke is normally the one driving so obviously I’ve not been very observant about how we got there. After I finally made it, I was SO excited to meet the famous daughters Camille, Tait, and Morgan. Something about meeting your bloggy friends’ families makes the relationship more legit. I just felt bad because my girl couldn’t be there (pesky school attendance policy) and doubly bad that I was the only one who didn’t think of bringing a treat to the girls.

Leave it to Robyn, the Queen of the Camp Trunk, to bring a cutesy decorated lunch sacks filled with goodies to keep the little people occupied. I seriously started to photograph them but even though I full well intended on blogging about our getting together, I wanted to concentrate on talking, talking, talking. Maybe when you stop taking pictures of every move you make when you hang out is also an indicator that you’ve moved passed the Imaginary Friend stage.

And indeed, these girls are for real.

Just because I didn’t make pictures of chips, salsa, and Jenny dosing her drink with Miralax doesn’t mean we didn’t take any at all.  Here is a sampling.  I love you girls and miss you already!!!  Now that we know how easily we can get to each other, it is no longer acceptable to not see each other often and frequently. 

Or in other words, a lot.


Me and Robyn. My face is doing a weird, Joan River-ish thing but please take note of my Believing God bracelet. Also, I apparently only own one jacket because I’ve been wearing the same one in every picture of me in the last four posts.


The Three Amigos.

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The Three Musketeers.

So I’m curious, have you jumped out of the computer into the real lives of any of your imaginary friends? I highly recommend it.


The Week Ahead

Y’all are cracking me up with your comments about my Mexican food dilemma.  In the way of an update, you should know that we ate with Mario today.  When we walked in he rubbed his eyes like he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.  He then proceeded to tell us how much he’d missed us and how slow the restaurant had been.

Seriously.  I’ve really been feeling oddly responsible for the economic stability of the entire Mario family.  It’s not rational, I know.  Luke saw the concern on my face while he was sharing the business downturn and being the discerning, compassionate man he is said, “Mario, just go dig up some of that cash you have buried in your back yard and you’ll be just fine.”  Leave it to my man to put things in perspective.  No doubt that family has more money stuck between their flour tortillas than we have to our names.  My chains are gone, I’ve been set free.    

He didn’t offer the t-shirt and he didn’t give us a free meal but the cheese dip still flowed freely.  That should be enough but home boy doesn’t realize the ante has been upped.  I was a little dismayed to find that after only missing three Sundays, we (all 25 of us!) were booted from our favorite side room and seated with the lightweights who only eat there once a month and even then dine on benign cheese quesadillas. 

We were downgraded. 

We are flying stand by. 

Apparently, I no longer have The Power.  My stint as a Jolie-Avocado-Pitt was short lived but definitely fun while it lasted. 

In other news, the week is shaping up to be a great one.  Tomorrow, I’ll be tweaking some notes for a retreat I’m teaching in Pigeon Forge, TN next weekend.  You’ll hear more about that soon…I’m so pumped!   We are also going into Week 2 of Believing God.  I’ve never done this study before and it’s great already.  I love every one of Siesta Mama’s studies (The Patriarch’s being my hands down favorite), but I have to admit I’m partial to the workbooks of the older ones.  Seem much more intense.  Is it just me or do y’all get that?  Either way, LOVING this study and how many people are asking me about my blue bracelet. 

Tuesday:   I’m having lunch with darlin’ Robyn and hysterical Jenny.  I love these girls with all my heart and it’s been way too long since I’ve seen them! 

Wednesday:  Going to Georgia to see my mom and precious mamaw who is in rehab and loathing it.  Teaching class that night.  I love this group of Awana moms so much.  We are working through Jill Savage’s Real Moms, Real Jesus.  It is a perfect outreach study if anyone is looking for something to use that is beginner level, biblically sound, and totally relevant to every woman in the throes of motherhood.   

Thursday:  Teaching Bible Release.  PTO meeting.  Clean house and wash, pack, and grocery shop for my family so I can be gone for a couple of days with a tolerable amount of guilt.


So I’m really trying to be around the blog more.  You can see this week may not be the best one for me to make any fresh commitments to regular writing. 

Here’s hoping y’all don’t downgrade me, too. 

I just can’t take any more reminders of my insignificance in the world.

(I kid.)

(Sort of.)