Apr 18, 2021


Hi, Dearies!

I've just returned from Lima and my poor little heart is full to bursting.

I had a really good treatment on Friday morning and was told that I should be good to go, since it appears that both covid tests came back negative! So after stopping at CS2 for my bags, it was time to hit the road.

I lucked out and found a fantastic station on the radio thingie, so before I knew it, the sign for Lima appeared:

(Sorry it's not closer, but I was trying to be super duper careful and pretty much held the phone up and snapped a pic without taking my eyes off the road.)

I checked into the hotel, showered and changed clothes, and headed to Denise and Jeff's house for dinner. Denise and I have been SisterFriends since high school, and she is married to Jeff...one of my very favorite people on the planet. Our history goes deep...Denise, Jeff, and I....and I have been privileged to be witness to their lives together as newlyweds, then new parents, and now as Mother and Father of the Brides.

Here are my girls:

(We had an amazing dinner...beef tenderloin, potatoes, and salad with crusty bread and dipping schmutzy stuff for it that I could NOT stop eating.)

Dearies...y'all know that I love my JB Magoo with all my heart, but I have to say....my two new nephews are going to give him a run for his money! Both men are just EXACTLY who I would have picked for my goddaughters...smart, kind, funny, hardworking, decent, handsome, lovely, lovely, lovely boys. 

I completely overstayed my welcome and talked my silly head off until after midnight! I just didn't want to leave, but fortunately for me Denise had enough sense to remind me that I needed to get some rest, so I headed back to the hotel and then laid there until 4am thinking about how much I love and adore this family.

So today I woke up completely bleary-eyed, and had my room service breakfast:

(The scone wasn't part of the package...I just happened to have it left over from Friday's post-treatment Starbucks stop).

The shower was an Open House from 1-3, and I enjoyed hanging out for a little but before heading back home. Here's Denise (on the left) with Jacqueline the Bride, and Sara:

And here's a shot of Yours Truly (in the white old lady big top). On the left are two girls I went to high school with...Mary and Nancy, and next to me is another dear friend, Valerie. (I'm sorry that I didn't catch the name of the girl next to Val, but there were a lot of people there and I was doing my best to just sit quietly and not sweat all over everybody and have some nervous tizzy fit).

And finally...the Bride and Groom:

The drive home flew by, since I spent it thinking about how much fun I had, and how I just can't wait to do it again! I am hoping and praying that this was the first of what will be a lot of great weekends together.

Thanks for letting me share my Lovies with you! I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine and that you'll come tell me all about it!


  1. What a lovely post. I've been thinking of you! Have a nice evening..

  2. I LOVE YOU. I'm so very lucky to have you in my life. Blake and I are looking forward to many more great weekends with you. Up next, wedding day!! :)

  3. Sorry, let me try this again!

    I LOVE YOU. I'm so very lucky to have you in my life. Blake and I are looking forward to many more great weekends with you. Up next, wedding day!! :)

  4. How wonderful and lovely! Family, and friends who become family, are the best medicine for eveything.

  5. What a wonderful weekend! It sounds absolutely lovely. I've been thinking of you, and I'm so happy to hear that everything was as fantastic as you had hoped.

  6. How super! It is so wonderful seeing people hugging and enjoying themselves. The best medicine of all. And that you were able to go and enjoy it all. Happy days indeed! xx

  7. Awwww! Nothing like going "home" to best friends and family to make all things right in the world, again! I'm so glad you got to enjoy every second of this weekend. You worked so hard to be there and what a wonderful reward for that hard work. Be proud of yourself, Coni! BTW, you looked BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  8. I checked in here a few times and saw you hadn't posted so I knew you were off having fun! Never so happy to see a fav blogger of mine not posting 😉. Celebrations like this are THE best. Wishing your young couple a long life together!!

  9. Coni, I am thrilled that your tests were negative so you were able to hit the road and attend the shower. Wishing your goddaughter and her future husband many blessings. And Coni, you are looking good. Have a wonderful week!

  10. What a wonderful trip! I'm so glad it all went as planned! If your weight is up this week, it's all because your heart is so full!

  11. So glad you had a wonderful time! It does the soul good to get away for awhile and spend time with different people. Especially these days.

  12. So glad for your huge blessing of loving family. And for your negative COVID!

  13. I love you too! So glad you got to go and had such a wonderful time. You looked so pretty and you are still in my prayers!

  14. I'm so happy for you that the tests came back negative and you could go. And that you don't have to get up at the crack of before dawn o'clock for dialysis now.

  15. What a joyous occasion and your efforts to be there paid off.
    you look great and happy - Everyone, all smiles.

  16. I am so happy you were able to go!!