Thursday, February 19, 2009

 Shrimp, friends, and scarves

There is so much to love about the annual Red Lobster tradition that my friend Rachel and I have. I don't love it for the shallow reason that the food is a.maz.ing! I love shrimp and very rarely eat it, so I did thoroughly enjoy. Oh and those chedar garlic biscuits... :) Serious yum. But of course that isn't the only reason that I love it.
It wasn't just that we showed up wearing the exact same shirt - just in different colors , hers royal blue, and mine turquoise green. It certainly wasn't simply the fact that we had time for girl talk, silly talk, serious talk, talk, with out the kids. Nor could I base my love of this tradition solely on the shopping that we do together after dinner where we both almost immediately head to the back of each store we go in, because that is where the clearance racks are and that is how we shop. It was all of the above and more. It was praying before our meal and having the bond of sisters in Christ. It was going months caught up in a busy life and not spending alot of time together, but then picking up right where we left off. It just means so much to me to have friends who get me. Who have stood the test of time, through some really bad times, and some amazing times. It was a great day! Oh, and don't forget about Rachel's bloggy carnival "The year of the scarf" We looked at lots of scarves yesterday, because they are every where - even on displays with tank tops and bikinis. She has some fun ideas cooking up for the scarf carnival - so get involved! :)
My linking isn't working right now, so just click on the scarf button on the left side bar to go to Rachel's blog or to get more info on the scarf blog carnival.
Take a guess where we are in this pictcture.

19 comments:

sara said...

how much fun!!! I am so glad ya'll got to have a night together.

Heather said...

Hmmm... I know what store looks like that at my mall! I'm guessing that scarves were the most conservative item in that store! ;D

Lindsay said...

Oh how I ♥ Red Lobster!

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Truly wonderful.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I love nights out with friends! That picture of you two is fantastic :)

photomama said...

I love girls night outs. I am so glad you had a great time.

Lois Lane II said...

How fun! Um...don't know where you're at, so can't even take a guess there!

Sara@i.Sass said...

Oh what a perfect evening!
And matching shirts! That is just sweet.
Umm, I see ya'll went to Victoria's and ahm saw her secret???
Any good clearence there?
I LOVE those garlic cheesy biscuits!!

Kristina P. said...

What a fun night! And now I need Red Lobster.

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I could blog about this too, but it would just be the same thing. God certanly has brought us a long way from homeschooled sheltered girls that we were! I love you & thank God that he brought us together. So glad we can be friends even if we are not sisters or room-mates or something. :)

I did buy some fabric for scarves. Total for 3 - $13! I hope they turn out cute enough! But at least the price is right!

My word verification is lugnorth. Remindes me of our trip up north & you being too young to go into the casino. :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

SOOOOOO fun! I love a fun girls night - good food, good shopping, good conversation, good friends!

Victoria's Secret? Only that store would have so much pink!

LuAnn said...

Sounds like a great girls night.
Did you buy anything in that pink store?

ihavetobelieve said...

Ilove my girlfriends! What a great encouraging post... Thanks for sharing your joyful day. It's good to meet you, I'll be back to your blog again very soon!

I'm a Believer!
Laura

Mel said...

I love red lobster and love girl time with folks who get you!!!

creative gal said...

I love having good friends to take me out and that GET ME! :0)

MyLife said...

Hey, I've been enjoying your blog!
Thanks for post.

Heather of the EO said...

Those are the kinds of friends that keep me alive :) I'm so thankful for friends that get me and get good food...

such fun. I'm so glad you got some time out and away with a good friend.

Elizabeth said...

it truly is wonderful to have local friends like that...hoping for some of my own here soon! :-)

Debbie said...

Oh how fun that all sounds! And how great to have a friend like that.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Cheddar Biscuits...serious yum indeed.

Clearance racks at the back of the store...is there any other place to start shopping?

SO glad you and Rachel got to go out and have some quality girl time...it is so very important. I only wish I could've tagged along! ;)