Saturday, June 21, 2008


I am blessed beyond measure by the people the Lord has allowed to be in my life. I have many friends who are dear to me. But I have an extra special relationship with these 3 ladies. We call ourselves the court. There is a queen and 2 princessess. I leave it up to you to figure out who is who! Here is a picture of us in June of 2007 as we were leaving for Hawaii!

We had a wonderful week in Maui and only had to buy 3 new suitcases to make the trip home! It might have had something to do with the number of shoes we took with us. 43 pairs for 8 days! We were prepared, people! And, our feet looked too cute!

We have been able to travel together at least once and sometimes twice a year for several years now. Since it ususally is in the spring, we call it our Spring Fling!
But, last year and this year, it is a Summer Fling! Next week we will be travelling to Savannah ,Georgia to spend 5 glorious days in the high heat and even higher humidity! Really, Savannah is a beautiful city with much history and more importantly...wonderful shopping! Priorities here, friends...priorities! My architect has me on a mission to locate a set of antique doors or gates for our house. And The Court is all about having a mission! We gladly accept the challenge and will acomplish our task! Wait and see!
If any of my readers have any tips to share on stuff in Savannah...please do. We know about Paula Deen, and are planning to eat there. But, this is our first trip here, so we would appreciate any input.
Now, I am compelled to mention an incidence that occured last week. You know I told you that my boys, and my husband, and my Mom all said for me to just throw away all my magazines. "No need to waste the time looking through them. There's nothing that important in there and it will come up again in some other magazine" said they.
Being one to listen to my own drummer...I meticulously went through the more important ones before tossing. In an issue of Mary Englebreit's Home Companion dated sometime 2007...she did a 4 page spread on.....SAVANNAH, GEORGIA ! Yes, mam, she did! And it listed all the great boutiques, and restaurants, and art galleries, and antique stores! Good thing I went back through it, huh? Sometimes my drum is SOOOOO right! :-)


andi said...

I love it!!!! I hope you all have a wonderful time! No tips except to have a blast. That I am sure, will be a mission accomplished!

nancygrayce said...

Have a great time! I think I have several of those same shoes in my closet! When I'm walking a lot I prefer soft soled sandals because my feet get so hot!

When we were going through my mother's house and throwing magazines away, suddenly we realized she had put photographs in her magazines to "keep them safe". We could have thrown away our entire history! I do throw them away now after a few months, but I ALWAYS check the pages first! :)

Musicaljean said...

You are like my hubby. He just LOVES when he finds a use for or gets some money from something he's been hanging on to that I was fussing at him to get rid of!

Have a crazy, wonderful time in Savannah!

justabeachkat said...

Oh Girl, I am so jealous! I've been wanting to go to Savannah now for months. I'm hoping we'll do our own bike "tour" there. I haven't been in years, but I remember how beautiful it is. Take notes and lots of photos. Have a ball. Buy more shoes. (and another piece of luggage to haul them home in. lol)


Paula (SweetPea) said...

First let me admit I am a math wiz and as I have configured it...43 shoes would almost be 15 pairs per person...okay now that is almost two pairs a day! You are all shoe queens. :-)

Second, what are you suppose to do once you find antique doors? I think that would be outside of the suitcase restrictions. ha.

I guess you have them shipped home. But ya know I too would pay the high price to ship something that I absolutely fell in love with and couldn't find elsewhere. I'm all about paying high for those rare gems that we've already been on high search for.
Have fun.

Lynne said...

Have a wonderful time in Savannah. It's such a pretty city. If you have time, take a short trip to Hilton Head - it's only about 45 minutes away.

Ang baylis said...

I LOVED the picture of your shoes! I have to admit that I took 5 pairs of shoes/sandals to visit my brother and sister-in law for the weekend! And... I needed my golf shoes so I wasn't prepared! Haha.
Hope you are well!
Angie xoxo

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Savannah is fun~ you will have a great time! We spent a week there a few months ago. Good food, lot's of walking, more shopping.

Pack the bug spray!

Dianne said...

Hope you have a great trip...but I KNOW you will just knowing you! :-) The magazine story was great...I love when I find something I can use in ones that I've had forever too!