Saturday, May 15, 2010

Prescott Blogger Getaway

What happens when three bloggers get together?

...a whole lot of laughter!

Ecclesiastes 3:4
A time to weep and a time to laugh
A time to mourn and a time to dance
Kathleen of Sassy Granny invited me to join her on a day trip to Prescott, Arizona to meet Mary of Pile of Smiles.  Of course, my answer was a resounding YES!

I met Mary once before at an Arizona blogger get together.  I sat between Mary and Charlotte of At Home in Scottsdale but since it was a large group we didn't have much time to chat one on one.  But I really liked her so I jumped at this opportunity to spend more time with her.

The morning Kathleen was picking me up, Greg was too funny.  He was playing 'prison break' music for me.  Since I don't get out much these days, I guess I was so excited about having a day off to simply ...have some fun.

After posting that on Facebook, Kathleen came back with ...I'm playing 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'.  That's so Sassy Granny!

But fun we had.  Time flew by so fast on the 90 minute drive north as we talked and talked.  We were supposed to meet Mary in front of the Prescott courthouse across from Whiskey Row.  :)

Here are a few photos of Prescott, Arizona.







It was a beautiful day as the sun was shining and the temperature was about 60 degrees; a welcome relief from Phoenix.

Once we found Mary and after plenty of hugs and smiles, we headed off to eat at the Gurley Street Grill.  God bless our waitress as we spent four hours talking nonstop. 

We had such an awesome time of sharing, praying and even Bible reading.  Kathleen read Scripture from Isaiah to encourage Mary and her daughter Carrie.  There is such a bond that is formed between bloggers who have already gotten to know one another from sharing our hearts on our blogs.  Add that to the fact that we each love the Lord and you have the recipe for ...life long friendships.

I know that Kathleen, Mary and I will be smiling for a long time as we remember our fun day in Prescott.  There are so many challenges in life today so it's healthy to have time like this to:

I hope that many of you will have opportunities to meet other bloggers in real life.  I've never been disappointed.  I appreciate and value these friendships that began in the virtual world.  I'm amazed at how our faith brings us together and the Lord can use us to touch others.  How amazing is that?  A vessel used for His purposes!

You can read Mary's post here and Kathleen's post here on our Prescott blogger getaway.

Blessings and love,

23 comments:

  1. Oh how fun!

    I'll check out their posts too!

    Can't wait to meet you some day soon!

    Love,
    Jill

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  2. What a wonderful trip you had...and Greg with the "prison break" song...what a character! God bless all the people in our lives who are so willing to share in Word and Spirit!

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  3. Oh Debbie, I remember Mary so well. What a precious Lady and so in love with the Lord. Sounds like such a fabulous day and a blessing to all of you. So glad you took some time for just you. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Now I've read all 3 of your versions, and they all say the same thing... it was a beautiful time of fellowship and fun!! How great the bond is between fellow christian sisters who can share each others hearts and know that there is a tie that binds us all together. I think God must love these special times!

    Love you sister,

    Sonja

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  5. How fun! I also love the pictures...visited there when I was a youth...which means many moons ago.
    Blessings to the three of you, what a true blessing,
    Janette

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  6. I would love to get together with y'all...what fun we'd have!

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  7. I'm so glad you're back online. I can read about our day in Prescott again and again!

    Love you,
    Mary

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  8. Well, I just have to crack up about the "Whiskey Row" thing, not to mention that we had to eat in the bar. I'm wondering if that particular location has ever had a Bible on it's premises, or three laughing, chatting, praying ladies sitting for three solid hours WITHOUT ALCOHOL!!

    What a blast. Not only were we girls invigorated & encouraged, but God was glorified mightily!

    Thank you for riding shotgun.

    Hugs & much love,
    Kathleen

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  9. Debbie,

    I've not been disappointed at all with the bloggers I've met in real life! They are indeed real life sisters that I love to pieces! I hope to one day meet you too. This post just blessed me so!

    Love you!

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful day! Loving it and loving you.

    Hugs,
    Sara

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  11. Loved reading your take on the day's events...

    peace~elaine

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  12. I had read Sassy Granny's and Pile of Smiles' posts and it's always great to hear about your wonderful time together. May you have more get togethers. God bless you all.

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  13. I am jealous and I am home sick...need I say more. =)) I am so glad you had this blessed time.

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  14. i'm so glad you had such a lovely time.

    i keep telling my kids that you guys are
    real people, not avatars! :)

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  15. Debbie...what a wonderful, wonderful time with friends :o)

    I have been blessed to meet amazing bloggers such as yourself through blogging!
    It would be so fun to be able to meet you in person...so if you are ever in Savannah...

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (...it has been a bit since I have stopped by, but want you to know that you are thought of! we are still in KY for the 4th weekend in a row! haha you would think that we only lived a couple of hours drive away from our kids and not a couple of states away!)

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  16. That sounds wonderful...what a joyous time of fellowship!

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  17. My goodness that sounds like a good time, I am so happy for you Debbie. Looks like a fun place to be too looking at the pictures.

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  18. Sounds like so much fun. Would be so nice to meet you! If you are EVER in Oregon... :)

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  19. That sounds like a blast!!! I WISH I WISH I could meet more local bloggers, but most of my followers live a ways from me. There is one lady (Diana) who lives just about 15 minutes north of me and I keep thinking - WHY HAVEN'T WE MET FOR COFFEE? I'm inspired to go for it. :)

    Blessings to you pretty lady.
    Love,
    Lynnette
    DancingBarefoot on Weathered Ground

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  20. I loved sharing the beautiful day you had! It is and always be a memorable one for all of you.

    Hope you're having a great Sunday!

    Andrea

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  21. Sounds like a fun time! I'll have to check out your blogging buddies' sites!!

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