Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sunshine, Conversations and Joy . . .

off to chicago
with my friend barbie
for a reunion of sorts
for me to meet penny
and for barbie to reconnect
and as well
visit barbie's niece,
nephew in law and great niece
and a bit of shopping too
it is eleven at night
i am the last one of the three of us
to write about our past few days
our trip began with a stop
at the holland farmer's market
to find some pumpkins to bring to
barbie's great niece
and her mommy and daddy
meet barbie's great niece
this little munchkin
is full of joy
she showed us her new teeth
she danced for us
she said a few words
there is no doubt
she is filled with happiness
how blessed and loved she is
 we enjoyed decorating their home
with some pumpkins
from the market


have you ever met a
golden person

she is golden
authentic, kind, gentle

 barbie met penny a few years ago
when they shared their common polish heritage
barbie connected me
with penny at her
at home in english valley blog
we have been visiting and "friending"
one another since then
penny treated us to
 yummy home baked goodies
and invited us to craft with her
fabulous idea to join
three people who knew
one another through blogging
yet were very new at sitting with one another
face to face
it took no time
for us to
to be chatting like old and dear friends
on to the market to find some polish meats and foods
 our day culminated
with a drive into the city
to north state street
to visit a shop named

i am weary
sleep is calling
i will visit with you again soon
until then

and in the meantime
please visit
penny and babs
for their show and tell versions
of sunshine, conversations and joys


TexWisGirl said...

oh, this sounds like a great trip! i love that the 3 of you fell into a 'groove' with one another. :)

MarmePurl said...

Oh...this makes me happy. meeting blogger freinds for real!

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Lynne, You brave girls, coming all the way from Michigan, heading into the Loop, (WOW) Bringing joy where ever you roam. Lucky me to have you come to visit! Thanks so much for your kindness and especially your friendship! Love, Penny

Kerin said...

Looks like you had a great trip and a wonderful visit!
I will go and visit your friends too.

Love those pumpkins! I am so happy that we are seeing more of the heirloom pumpkins.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Riet said...

What a great trip you had . It is so nice to meet fellow bloggers. I love the pumpkins and all the vegetables. Have a nice weekend

Retired Knitter said...

Oh my, I love that pumpkin picture.

Lynn said...

Glad you had a good time meeting Penny and Barb’s gals. I always enjoy your road trips. Welcome home.

missy said...

Barbies niece is adorable..Looks like an enjoyable visit..Have a wonderful weekend..

Bonnie said...

Lynne, It is always good to meet up with good friends. I hope you are well rested.

Elaine said...

This is wonderfully 'golden' post. It sounds like you are having a fabulous time with some lovely people! The munchkin is a cutie, and I love the pumpkin photograph. I hope you slept well.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

looks & sounds like a great trip & wonderful visit!

love all the pumpkins!! and that is the CUTEST little munchkin ever!!

koralee said...

What a fun time!! It is so nice to have these all the pumpkins! xoxo

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a nice getaway to visit with your friends. I think it is really cool you were able to get together and met your blogging friends. I love the pumpkins, looks like a pumpkin totem pole. The food look yummy and the shopping is fun. The photo of you and your friends Penny and Barbie is lovely. Great post and photos. Have a happy weekend!

Pondside said...

You and I have been on a similar 'meeting friends' trajectory lately. I enjoyed this post for the description of friendship....and for those gorgeous pumpkins!

janzi said...

What a glorious smile that little girl had, showing off her new teeth... nd those pumpkins, we never see them like that over in the UK ,they are splendiferous!!! Loved your blog, will be back, Janzi

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Lynne, a few years ago, Dave and I went to Eastern Europe, including Poland. We traveled with Helene who is renown for putting folks together with their families in the Old Country. She specializes in Slovakia but Polish folks know her as well.

Rural Revival said...

The culmination of all good things blog related. I am tickled!

And my those assortment of pumpkins on offer...makes me want to start next years garden now. : )