Sunday, November 27, 2011

Long Time No See

It doesn't matter how much time goes in between visits with these gals; when we get together, it is like we've never been apart. Conversation flows easily and the affection we have one for the other is evident.

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. (Edna Buchanan)

We met for brunch yesterday on a cool, cloudy morning at one of my favorite places.

By the time our first dish arrived, I forgot all about taking pictures of food.

Afterwards, we walked next door to Nestle Toll House Cafe. It seems this is one of four in the Middle East and there are nearly 100 Cafes by Chip across the United States.

I didn't know the franchise existed until this one opened up.

Melissa gave me this magnet yesterday.

Melissa and Elena.

Me and Zainab.

Melissa and Zainab looking at us from inside the Nestle Toll House Cafe.

There are many people That we meet in our lives. But only a very few Will make a lasting impression On our minds and hearts. It is these people that we will Think of often And who will always remain Important to us As True Friends.

Friendship blessings, Tammy

32 comments:

Sharon said...

A real nice post, nice to 'meet' your friends! Hmm, never heard of a Nestle Toll House Cafe - guess I live too far in the woods LOL!

Diane said...

Very warm and lovely post right down to the chocolate chip cookie place! Diane

Pearlin J said...

What a blessing to have such wonderful friends!You all look lovely :)

blessedmom's simple home said...

We used to have a Toll House cafe close by, but I think it closed. The cookies were yummy though :) I love getting together with good friends for brunch or a sweet treat. Your comment about being able to keep the weight off was encouraging. We have a treadmill, and I've finally been putting it to use like I should :) I'm glad your ankle is nearly healed.
Blessings,
Marcia

sonya said...

It's wonderful to have friends like we do isn't it? You all look like you were having a great time. I love the photo in the window-beautiful. I've never heard of the Nestle Toll House Cafe here! I wish I did!:)
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Sonya

The English Romantic said...

It's great to have friends that you meet now and then yet are able to chat as if you meet every day.
I have a friends like that too and I treasure them.
Sunday blessings,
Angela,

sissie said...

Hi Tammy,
There is nothing better than loving friendships. We are so fortunate if we have a few close friends that we can count on to always be there. Blessings indeed!

hugs
Sissie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Friends like these are true treasures. I am so glad you are so rich, Tammy. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Theresa said...

Last week I was fortunate to have a couple of my friends over for a day of crafting, plus my fun brother joined us for a bit! I just loved it, laughing and playing like kids! It looks like your day was full of the same, it's just what we need~ t.xoxoxoxoo

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like a great day Tammy and it is wonderful to have the type of friends that time doesn't erase the close ties. Enjoy your day. Heather

Vicki said...

These are great pics. What beautiful friends you have! Spent an evening with a few of my closest friends last night. So fun.

LDH said...

Beautiful friends! I can see it in each photo ~ love shared between each of you. What a blessing you have!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Such precious times!! Good friends are just the best ~

Rostrose said...

Hallo sweetest Tammy,
I am so happy that you had such a wonderful time with your friends! Hihi, and I can understand that you forgot to take photos of the food - in Alsace we often forgot it, too :o) But the main point is: It was delicious! :o)
I send warm Advent-hugs to you ~~♥ ♥~~
blessings, Traude

Kelly_Deal said...

Looks like a wonderful day!

Jan said...

Four beautiful women!!!! Friends are the BEST, aren't they?

Rizzi said...

AREN'T FRIENDS WONDERFUL....OH...WE HAVE FRIENDS....BUT THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A TRUE FRIEND......WHO KNOWS YOU SO WELL.....THAT WOULD BE MY FRIEND CARMEN...I KNOW CARMEN FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS.......A BEAUTIFUL PERSON SO CLOSE TO MY HEART......YOUR DAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD A NICE TIME....TAKE CARE MY FRIEND..RIZZI

SusanLotus said...

Lovely ladies! :)
Thanks for sharing a precious moment with us.
Have a great start of the week! :)

lovestitch said...

So precious! I'm happy you had a great time with wonderful friends! Friends are always great that we cannot live without, aren't they?!
Hope your weekend is wonderful and your new week ahead will be fantastic!
Much love, LS

Fruitful Fusion said...

Oh wonderful! Isn't it? To have that kind of friendship. I love this post! Life can sometimes get a bit too grey otherwise.

Fruitful Fusion said...

Oh BTW, I love your sidebar pics of your travels!!!

Createology said...

How wonderful to spend quality time with good friends and just enjoy. I had not heard of the Nestle cafes. Jingle Bell Joys...

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Tammy....it takes being a friend to make a friend....and I'm sure you are a wonderful friend to these beautiful ladies. BTW.....I LOVED that quote.

Have a wonderful week,

Jo

miruspeg said...

Hi Tammy
I feel very blessed to have a few very close friends who live on the other side of the world. Sometimes it is years before we see each other but we pick up our friendship like we had seen each other a week ago.
Lovely post, great photos and beautiful quotes.
You deserve to be blessed my friend.
Namaste
Peggy xxxx

A Cottage Muse said...

It's obvious in the glowing smiles from all that you had a wonderful day together!!

Serena said...

The warmth and love of a good friendship is to be treasured. I'm glad you all had a nice time catching up...lovely pics! xo

~*~Patty S said...

your sweet gathering puts a smile on my face and warms my heart

thank you for sharing such a fun time with these lovely ladies!

I also am very drawn to your quotes dear Tammy!
oxo

Healthy Branscoms said...

Yum! Those cookies look good! :) I am a new follower of your blog! :) Erin

Linda said...

I love your comment about true friendship. :)

Beautiful photos, beautiful friends. You are blessed.

Linda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

What a blessing to have the friendship of these lovely Ladies. So lovely to be able to share fun times and love together.
Beautiful post & blessings to you

Hugs
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Boy, do I wish I was in Kuwait right now! I MISS YOUR SMILING FACES SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! Please let Melissa, Elena and Zainab know that I saw their bright, smiling faces and sent all of you a big hug! I am so glad you met up with them and were able to spend a nice meal. I have never heard of those cafes either. Sounds like a dangerous place to have within driving distance...
Nice to see your face in pictures again!!!

Love you,
Renee

Melissa said...

Miss you too Renee. We definately need to have more days like these but with our busy schedules, it can be hard. I think you should have us over to your place next time...hint, hint!

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