Best Friend, Flat Stanley and Catching Up

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wow. What a Week.

Started off with Savannah's Cheer Banquet.
Proud Mom Moment!
Received her varsity Letter 
Captain's Award
 Savannah and Elaine with their Varsity Letters

 My sweet mom and I

 What a beautiful group of young ladies representing Tampa Catholic Cheer

Thursday, my best friend Shannan came to town.
Her mother was being honored with a bronze bench/figure 
A replica of her
At "A Kids Place"
For her dedication and hard work for neglected and abused kids in our community
A wonderful woman
battling cancer
So after Shannan and my Steve sat up until 3am on Friday 
discussing life
the bible
and as one would figure I feel asleep in the chair the first hour
into the discussion
around 11 pm
nothing new there :) 
right Shan?

 Friday morning,

we attended the event honoring this awesome woman

 Dottie posing with the bench/figure

 Please keep Dottie in your prayers as she is battling cancer.

After the dedication, we shopped a little and caught up
with some of our favorite ladies.
The red hot chili peppers as we care to call ourselves
well, maybe 27 years ago when we all met we were
but anyway, 
we met Deb and Christy for lunch
awesome time with these ladies
catching up on life and enjoying each other 
as we always do
when we are together.

 Shannan and Christy
We celebrated Christy's birthday too :)

 This pic is out of order
and being an 
inexperienced blogger
I have no idea how to move it
That's me being a book nerd at Barnes and Noble!

 Deb and I at lunch with my new necklace
from sweet Paige 
one of her Noonday pieces
If you haven't bought anything from her
you should.

So, after lunch, needless to say,
my sweet friend Shan was a bit tired
we decided to forgo a little shopping
and head back home for a little nap
because that's what old people do
we kidded to ourselves.
After some rest, we were on the road
this time to 
always a fun trip
followed by Starbucks and Barnes and Noble

 Shannan researching something about 
to follow up on her discussion
with Steve
I love that these two have been friends since 2nd grade
She introduced us 23 years ago 
Love that girl!

So, we called it a night 
and hit it bright and early the next morning
Breakfast with Savannah and Flat Stanley
First Watch
our favorite 
Followed by a trip to my favorite thrift store
Life Treasures by Hospice
Fresh Market
and called it a day.
Shan left driving back to the other side of the state
boo - our visits are never long enough
but I treasure the time we have together
after all
she's my bestest friend

 Sav and Shannan at breakfast

 Flat Stanley and I at breakfast
Shannan was giving Flat Stanley a tour
of Tampa
for her niece
I miss those days 
so it was fun
helping out!

Last night was a fun night
out with my hunny and some friends
Fundraiser for 
The Center Place of Fine Arts
Another dedication for an awesome woman
our friend Tommy's late mom
college scholarship 
awarded to an amazing young dancer
silent auction
and performance
Jeremy from American Idol 
this season
a local Tampa boy

 Jeremy performing

My favorite man and I

And that's a wrap of my week
oh and guess who's a happy mama
? boy's came home last night
just finished his freshmen year of college

Looking forward to Mass tonight
well, I always look forward 
to it
every week....
but it's so much better
when we all 4 go

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command.
John 15:13,14


  1. Sheri.......I love this so much. Just print, put in your journal and call it D-O-N-E! It has taken me 27 years to believe it when you say I am your BFF.....I mean, it just never made sense to crazy as my life has been, and you stuck around and helped me clean up the mess I made of my life. I couldn't figure what someone as good as you saw in someone like me......but you said it this weekend. We really aren't alike in alot of ways. So the fact that we did this for so long has to say something. For me it says....Thank you for hangin in there.......let the good times continue to roll. I adore you. You are as close to heaven as can be here on earth! I love you! oxoxo

  2. Looks like a great weekend Aunt Sheri!


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