Monday, June 22, 2009


To enter my Pamper Me GIVE AWAY go HERE!!!

Friendship is one of the many blessings God has given each one of us. I am so grateful for the lasting friendships I have cultivated through the years. As women, we know that true friendship is a sacred commodity. This is a relationship that is to be cherished and revered for a lifetime. We've experienced friendships that have come and gone because of misunderstandings, differences in lifestyles, spiritual or personal growth. For whatever reasons, they have left a permanent mark on our hearts of what true friendship really is. ~Coach Cheri

Let's become little old ladies together -
we'll stay up late looking at old pictures,
telling "remember when" stories,
and laughing till our sides ache.
Let's become eccentric together-
the kind of old ladies who take long walks, wear silly hats,
and get away with acting outrageous in public places.
And if anybody should ask how long we've been friends,
we'll say, "Oh, forever - since before you were even born!"
Let's become little old ladies together-
because a friendship that's as special as ours
can only grow better through the years.

I was able to go out to lunch FINALLY with my college bud and roomie Shauna which we hadn't done in probably 25 years! It was about time don't ya think? Our moms also came along and we had a blast reconnecting!

Shauna's mom is one of the sweetest ladies I know! She hasn't changed a bit over the years...only gotten sweeter!

I met two other old (meaning the years NOT them!) high school friends (Robin and Jani) for lunch at Applebees. We have reconnected mainly on Facebook and had a blast reminiscing about old times! After lunch we went to our old high school to watch Robin's son play a soccer game but had some time before it started to walk around our old Alma Mater. We had a riot talking about old times and the things we did while there!

I found my old locker!!! Well at least it was one of these!!!

This photo ↓ has a loooooooooong story behind it that I won't bore you with. But suffice it to say, I was glad I wasn't pulled inside when I did this about 30 years ago!

We thought it would be fun to re-enact it! Hee-hee!

Having some fun in our old stairway! We all have some GREAT memories here!

At the soccer game. What a great thing to just pick up where we left off 30 years ago!!!

Out to lunch AGAIN! This was to celebrate a few of my friend's birthdays. Getting together with friend's really is more fun when food is involved!!!

Out to eat, yes once again, with some dear friends at Iggy's.

Oh this ↓ baby was soooooo good!

Me and Bonnie taking our dear friend Mona out for her birthday. She chose to go to Skyway Diner! It was quite the experience!

Hey look! Getting together with a friend for once without eating!!! Just planting! It CAN be done!!! And look how much fun we are having!

Some of my dearest friends attend my church. This is some of my young women that are graduating this year, along with the Relief Society Presidency. They had a welcome breakfast for them.

Another shot of us having fun without eating! Well okay, I confess we did have a yummy dinner before I took these photos of us playing some fun games.

Celebrating Julie's 50th....holy cow that sounds old!!! I only say that because I know it's just around the corner for me! Yikes!

Front: Holly, Robin, Julie, Yours Truly, Heidi, Julie
Back: Heather & Ammon, Stephanie, Bonnie, Jen, Marilyn, Shauna, Janet

Celebrating MORE birthdays! It's a good thing everyone has one of those at least once a year so we have an excuse to go out to lunch!!!! Now if we could just keep the uninvited guests away!!! Namely dive bombing seagulls!

Jodi's Motto:

One can never have too many friends or go out to lunch too much!

Out to lunch, yet again! Just living up to my motto!
This time with some old high school pals Robin and Carla again. Last time we met, we were in the restaurant for FIVE HOURS! (they must not have a policy for loitering!) But hey, we were trying to catch up on almost 30 years!!! This time, we were out in about three....not bad!

Nuff' said!

Except....thanks for being my friend! I ♥ you all!!!

Especially my dear, dear bloggy friends...most of whom I have never met, but I hold you dear to my heart!!! You are some of my dearest friends!!!


Shauna said...

SWEET! Love and Hugs :)

Jen said...

Love it! Friends really are a great blessing, one that I depend on and appreciate so much. So glad we're friends! I really don't know what I would do without you! You've been my wall more than once!

Lesa said...

Friends are so important in our lives. Looks like you have been very blessed with many great ones. Count your blessings!

Kelsee said...

There really is nothing like a good friend. Thanks for being mine!

Kelsee said...

Is your contest STILL going on? I will go check it out again.

Hianis said...

Beautiful post! What would life be without friends? Found you on another your blog.

Time to Blog It Up! said...

ahhh, friends really do make life better! Just a little side note, i was in Heartland paper the other day and guess what picture was on display in the front of the store. Yep it was the one of your you are all over the Have a great day.

Jodi said...

Wow..where is Heartland paper???? Was it a flyer or an ad for Brenda Young Photography or what? Was it our new one in brown or was it all white?? Had NO idea!!!!

Yvonne said...

I had to laugh when I saw all the eating pictures and your comment--so much of what we do revolves around food, eh ; )

Friends are great.

michelle said...

Oh there is nothing like a good friend. They are what make the world go round.

michelle said...

Oh there is nothing like a good friend. They are what make the world go round.

michelle said...

Oh there is nothing like a good friend. They are what make the world go round.

michelle said...

Oh there is nothing like a good friend. They are what make the world go round.

Carol said...

Jodi, your blog is always so outstanding! There is one little spot where you use a blueish font over this purple poke-a-dot background that it is hard to see. Up by your "Friends" sign at the start of this blog where it says "Friendship is one of the ..." and later where it says "Out to lunch yet again! ..." and at the very start of the next blog down where you say "I want to wish Fathers ..." Yellows, reds, orange, white, etc. show up well just that blueish one does not.. Just a little FYI because I absloutely LOVE your blog and want to catch it all!!! (With my age though, thats a little hard!)

Carol Jean

Jodi said...

Carol Jean

Are you saying my blog shows up without a black background but ONLY purple polka dots??? Not good! I think that is what happens if you are on Internet Explorer 8. On IE 7 it has a black background and the polka dots on the side! GREAT!!! Not sure how I am going to fix that other than choose a new template! Darn!!! If anyone else reads this let me know how yours shows up too.... it should be an ALL black background in the middle. No purple or polka dots!


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