Good Friends and A Guest Post!

This weekend I got to spend time with a good friend that lives a few hours away. She and her family used to live here, but they moved last fall. Her husband had business in Nashville this weekend, so they stayed with us and we got to laugh and talk, catching up on all that's been going on the past six months! It was fun to have "girl time". We did a lot of shopping. I had forgotten how much fun it can be to take the whole day and travel from store to store with no agenda. We started out doing the rounds of thrift stores and ended up at everyone's favorite...TJ Maxx/HomeGoods. There's something for everyone there!


Still smiling after shopping all day!

More than any activity, I think we were both looking forward to the conversation. We like to talk about our kids, our husbands, our faith, our homes, and every other little aspect of our lives. No topic is too small or big. If it's on our minds, we need to share it.

Good friends are such a treasure! To be able to be yourself with someone is a gift. A few weeks ago, I wrote about being real with other women, about letting your guard down and sharing your heart. My friend, Aly, at One Day Lighter, is running that post as a guest post on her blog today. Here is a little excerpt...

I don't know about you, but I can get bogged down with trying to be someone I'm not. Trying to feel things that I don't. Trying to complete things I only started out of guilt. I can get caught up in my own little world and not feel like making time for people outside my family. Or I tell myself that as soon as x, y, and z are finished, then I'll make the time...

If you'd like to read more about a great experience I had connecting with a group of women, click here!






22 comments:

  1. I treasure time with my friends . . . and always wonder why I don't do it more often.
    Thanks for the reminder ;0)
    Have a wonderful Fourth of July with your friends and family!
    Suzanne

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  2. I live the bond I share with my close friends, especially the ones I know from Kindergarten! It's crazy how time flies. I'm glad you guys got to catch up and had fun. I hope you've had a great day.

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! Old friends are great, always seems like you can pick up right where you left off!

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  3. Sounds like a fun time with your friend! My best friends have all moved away too, so we don't get to see each other very often. Congrats on your guest post - I loved it!

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    1. I was telling my friend this weekend that it seems like so many of my good friends have moved away over the years, or I've moved. Always sad when they're not close by anymore!

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  4. Time with friends or those close to me is so super important. I kept myself away from them all for awhile, but I'm coming back out again and it really is so lovely. I'm not only reconnecting with them, but also myself :)

    Swinging over from All of You party!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you're reconnecting with friends and yourself!

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  5. I'm dying to get together with my oldest friend (friends since the age of two!) and was so frustrated when we didn't make it a couple of weeks ago due to her having a 6 month old baby and my two getting chicken pox! I don't think we'll get to do a browsy shop for a few years yet though :-) That looks like a lovely day and catch up! I know what you mean about getting caught up in your own little family and world and forgetting to include others from outside - i think that's especially difficult with babies and toddlers too but I hope to be able to get together with all my good friends eventually. #allaboutyou

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    1. I was sad to see that you missed out on your visit with your friend on your vacation! Hope you can plan another soon!

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  6. What a great tribute to your friend and a lovely post about friendship and how important it truly is. I have some friends even if we don't see each other forever we can sit and chat about everything and anything like we have never been apart. They mean the world to me and I know they are always there if I need them too. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  7. Whether it's friends or family, it is indeed a treasure -- and a rare one -- to be with someone whom we completely trust, someone who can safely hold our heart in his or her hands and not crush it. I am glad that you had this delightful, warm, wonderful time with your friend.

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  8. Oh how lovely to spend time with your friend. I need to do this more. With my two little ones I never seem to find the time. I am going out for a drink with a friend tonight I met through blogging so that is really exciting. I like women who are honest. It think it is really important. We should support each other and listen and laugh! xxx

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    1. Thanks! I hope you had fun with your friends!

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  9. I love girl time with my bestie from High School. It doesn't happen often but when it does it's the greatest! Stopping by from Turn it up Tuesday, Thank you for partying with us!

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  10. That is great - I spent time with such a precious friend today..... love the way we can encourage and challenge each other. Thank you for posting this. :)

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  11. There is nothing like time spent with an old friend- and being able to pick up right where you left off! Thanks for hosting Motivational Monday!

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  12. I love those friends that you can just pick right back up with where you left off. We just moved away from some of my very best friends and reading this, I can relate so well!

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    1. Moving away from friends is hard! I hope you'll still be able to get together sometimes!

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  13. Finally on a computer! haha! Loved this time with you and enjoyed every minute we had to catch up and encourage each other ( and shop!). So happy we are not too far apart so we can still visit. Miss our encouraging walks every week, though. Love you, friend.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Mindy! I'm so glad you got to come and hope we can visit you soon. I miss our walks, too! Encouraging is the best word for them!!

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  14. I really liked your post; it has been very useful for me as a new user of blogger.

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