Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yard Sale Weekend....

It was BEEEEE-U-TE-FUL! Kathryn and I had been planning this yard sale since September. Every weekend we were both home so was the rain. It rained a lot! Finally, last week Kathryn said, "if it rains this week we are just cancelling until next spring!" Well, it didn't rain and in fact I don't think we could have requested better weather. Friday was our best day! We were selling like crazy. We were raking in the dough. We were on fire. Saturday not so much....

But Saturday was still my favorite day. We were just sitting there enjoying the fabulous day when I looked up and my buddy Julie Kloberdanz was walking up! This wouldn't have been that spectacular except Julie doesn't live here anymore. She and her family live in Brighton, Colorado. They used to live here. Her husband Dan works for Lockheed-Martin. He's a rocket scientist. He was transferred here a few years ago. Julie has horses. They lived less than a mile from our feed store. They bought their house from Dr. Beasley and his wife, the Beasleys were feed store customers. They were moving to Mobile. The Beasley's told the Kloberdanz' if they needed anything to come by the feed store and we would help them. They came by. We became friends. See how easy that is... making friends has always been easy for me. And luckily for me I make friends with the best folks imaginable. You know the kind that their Mother told 'em, "to have friends you have to be a friend." My friends all know how to be good friends! Lucky me!

When my doctor told me a few years back that I needed to start walking everyday I was going up to the community center and walking by myself everyday. Julie came in the store one day and we were talking... when the conversation got around to me walking Julie said, "I'm going to start walking with you." She did. She kept me on track. She came by the store every day and picked me up and we walked and talked and became even better friends. Julie and her daughter Miranda was with us when "Flash" took Kelly's photos for her wedding portrait. It took all of us to get that wedding dress on Kelly in that little Church bathroom! These are the memories that just stay with you. Julie made both the Brides cake and the Grooms cake at Kelly and Ned's wedding. They were beautiful and delicious! I don't think I could have ever gotten everything done for that wedding without Julie. We went to Pilates class together, talked about horses, sewing, and just about everything under the sun. Then it happened. Her husband Dan was transferred back to Denver. I was happy for Julie, I knew how much she missed Colorado and her friends and family and her Rocky Mountains, but I was sad for myself. Good friends like her are treasures. We keep in touch. She's got an embroidery machine too. She also has a new Canon camera and is persuing photography. Julie was here for a week visiting with a friend who has had a rough time this summer. I know Julie's visit was good medicine! I told her when she can come back I'll need her to myself for at least one whole day and I'll take 2 if I can get it!

Now, I'm gonna share some photos of guess who?

You guessed it...Zane! These were taken yesterday morning. Dan and I were getting ready to head out the door going to work but I had to get out the camera and take some shots of my precious baby Zane! He is soooo happy in the mornings. What a blessing God has given us!

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